Roger Federer Workout Training Diet Routine- Tennis Fitness Exercises for World’s Greatest Player
Roger Federer workout training routine is formulated by Pierre Paganini, Federer’s tennis strength and conditioning coach. The Swiss born Federer met Paganini while training as a junior in the Swiss National Tennis center. The pair have worked together for over a decade and have remained good friends. Together they put roughly 100 hours of fitness training throughout the season. Prior to a big tournament or in the off-season they often work for about 10 or more hours a week. “When you’re with good friends, training can also be a lot of fun,” Federer told Tennis.com.
In terms of his workout, Federer said “I like lifting weights but tennis players do a lot of different kinds of exercises- gym, muscle training, sprints; footwork, coordination. I like to mix it up.” In addition to his workout, Federer sleeps at least 10 hours a night, giving his muscles ideal recovery time.
The 6’1, 177 lb. Federer does a large variety of workouts and exercises. However, here are two of Federer’s main exercises in his routine:
LATERAL LUNGES WITH TWIST
Works the glutes, obliques, and torso. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. (1) Lunge with your left leg out at a 45- degree angle, then (2) lower your upper leg and twist the left side of your torso forward. Hold, return to starting position, and repeat with right leg. Do 10 times on each side. As you get stronger, place a barbell with little or no weight on it across your shoulders.
MEDICINE BALL TOSS
Improves agility and strengthens core and upper body. Stand across the net from a partner, with both of you at the singles sideline, about halfway back to the service line. Moving quickly across the court with shuffle steps, pass a medicine ball of comfortable weight back and forth, keeping the ball at chest level. Go from sideline to sideline three times.
As far as his diet routine goes, Federer is cautious with what he puts into his body, especially on the road with occasional indulgences. “I try to make sure I eat correctly. But when I’m in Switzerland, I don’t watch it so much. I want to give myself a treat occasionally.”
When it is all said and done, Roger Federer will go down as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, if not the best. His workout and diet routine have provided him with the durability and longevity on the tennis court to achieve greatness. So far Federer has achieved legendary status, winning 16 grand slam singles titles and counting (a male record) and winning over 80% of his career matches, along with numerous other unprecedented achievements. At one time, he held the ATP world number one ranking for a record 237 consecutive weeks. Federer has had some of the greatest tennis matches with Rafael Nadal, another superstar and muscle fitness guru.