Training Room

Assessing Your Season and Planning to Improve

By Peter Nicol, former World No. 1 So the traditional season is over and now is the time to assess how you performed. Ideally, you should be hyper-critical of your game initially to really identify the areas of weakness. From that point you can work on building your game back up, piece by piece, until you […]

Balance Points

Balance Points Which side of your feet do you lean and what thoughts are controlling this behavior? By Richard Millman, Owner – The Squash Doctor Corporation Whenever I write these articles I am concerned as to whether I am being repetitive. But as a good client of mine is always telling me, hearing things over […]

Range of Motion (ROM) The Freedom to Move

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist Many players have come to the end of their competitive season in the US which typically begins to wind down from mid-March onwards, with the only major championships of note being the Silver and Bronze Junior Nationals taking place in April. In the previous article we discussed […]

Peaking for Matches

By Peter Nicol, former World No. 1 So you’ve done the hard work, you’re physically fit and technically better than ever but you just cannot convert these qualities into your match play. This has got to be one of the most frustrating aspects of sports and truly tests your mental fortitude. I’ve been in situations […]

Maintaining In-Season Fitness & Health

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist During the competitive season we all have the desire to produce our best squash every time we step on court. This is obviously not easy to achieve and is influenced by many factors including our ability to maintain fitness and body health through a potentially long and […]

Final Training Push During the Season

By Peter Nicol, former World No. 1 Although I’d always recommend staying in good physical shape, due to different circumstances, we all tend to lose some fitness during the course of the season. Sometimes matches are short, injuries hamper your schedule, lack of motivation can strike and also there is the problem of just getting […]

Endurance Training for Squash?

Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the final article of our 3-part series on interval training I thought it would be interesting to see examples of different types of interval sessions performed by current and former World Class Professional players. Let’s start with a slightly humorous take on a traditional style of gym-based […]

Endurance Training for Squash? Intervals Part 3

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the final article of our 3-part series on interval training I thought it would be interesting to see examples of different types of interval sessions performed by current and former World Class Professional players. Let’s start with a slightly humorous take on a traditional style of gym-based interval […]

Resolution Willpower

By Candace Chemtob, B.S. and M.S. in Human Nutrition “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning”. – TS Eliot Tis the season for new year’s resolutions. Making a resolution is a commitment to oneself, usually for […]