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I've been playing more and more tournaments recently, and I've been doing quite well in many of them. However, I fell short a few times in the semis or in the finals because my legs couldn't keep up with playing more than 6-8 matches at full throttle (this is compounded by the fact that we generally play league games the night before tournaments). By the end of the tournaments, I often couldn't get low enough anymore to play powerful and stable attacks, and I resorted to blocking tactics to get over the finishing line, albeit not that successfully.
So, how to increase leg, especially upper leg for me, endurance?
I think this is a good thing to start to think about.
I think you need to combination of strength and endurance. I am not an expert here but things like jogging and weight training for the upper legs could be useful. Squats are a good simple method to start with.
It definitely makes a difference at the end of a long day of matches to be able to maintain your lower leg position and be able to keep moving fast and effectively around the court.
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