squash for glute development, lateral movement, coordination and cardio

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  1. Snowfist

    Snowfist Purple Belt

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    This week I started playing squash. This sport is shockingly demanding physically. I already notice a massive difference in my soccer defending and boxing footwork.

    Basically, if you play against someone better than you for 3 hours straight you damn near die from short sprints. The glute and leg strength comes from constantly lunging and generating power from funny angles.

    This was a shocker for me as I did not expect squash to be such an intense and effective workout. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. NurseKnuckles

    NurseKnuckles My Mom's stronger than you belt

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    I wouldn't use squash to develop glutes. I'd use squats to develop glutes, and use squash to benefit from that development.
     
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    My ol man has played squash for like 50 years. Got no ass.
     
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  4. Sano

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    Something like squash having a big crossover to boxing and soccer makes a lot of sense. Fast angle/direction changes, split stance power and glut med stability. In general lateral movement and directional changes are often neglected in S&C programs.
     
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    Badger67 Taxidea taxus

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    My co worker used to be ranked in squash. Played a game with him. My fuck it would be the equivalent of me fighting fedor in his prime. Fun game though.
     
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