10 Comments

  1. Jenny adams on November 23, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I do have lots of oranges before I play on the courts which does help Jen out a lot like grapes to sick on them with my coffee help Me out “too”!!



    • Cathy Jo Johnson on November 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      After I type this I’m walking to the kitchen for one of the Clementines on my counter. Thanks Jenny!



  2. James R Crane on November 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Excellent video. I have been playing with that balancing act for some time now. Doing things that complement each other. I really recommend doing some kind of flow Yoga, which will address strength, balance, mobility and breathing all in the same workout. This helps prepare the body for the rigors of Pickelball.

    Because I have done so much hot Yoga, I got in the habit of hydrating all day long. I believe pre-hydrating is the habit we all want to get into so I carry a canister in my car at all times and sip it.

    As a former heavy weightlifter, I also use the weight machines that cover all the various muscle groups.

    I limit the sets to one per muscle group and lower my repetitions to 5 or 6. , then incorporate the time under tension method as follows.

    I wear a watch and move through the full range of motion with each machine, both the concentric and eccentric phases as slow as I can. This forces me to use a lighter weight and cause the muscle fibers to fire. I found this method to be exhilarating and easy on the joints. It is not at all easy but the benefits are well worth it. I just turned 70 and have the same speed and agility that I had at 40. This routine of Pickelball, Flow Yoga, and the weight machines are working for me at this time. Thanks for the great post !



    • Cathy Jo Johnson on November 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      James that’s an excellent routine. No wonder you can keep up with the “kids” on the court!



  3. Jeannie Van Winkke, vanwinklejeannie@gmail.com on November 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I love your Video on Addicted to Pickleball. I also try to Cross Train, even Though I am Addicted o Pickleball!

    Thanks for all the information regarding Pickleball!



    • Cathy Jo Johnson on November 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      Jeannie cross-training is critical for a healthy body. Keep up the good work!



  4. William Bonsell on November 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I just turned 72 and have been playing PB for over 4 years. I started as an overweight senior at 250+ and am now playing around 194. I feel better now than I did at 62. I play about 3 hours a day and 4-5 days a week. I do need a bit of recovering every now and then for a few of the aches I experience. I try and eat well…avoid refined sugars etc. I am a PB junkie and actually enjoy playing singles more than doubles believe it or not. I enjoy your videos CJ as the seem more focused on us older players. This past year I have been focused on the strategy side of the game regarding movement, placement and tactics! I still make a few errors but try and have purpose for every shot I make, even if it’s just deep down the middle. Happy Thanksgiving!!



  5. Teresa Geretz on December 4, 2019 at 11:59 am

    I went through Pickleball addiction when I first started playing and gratefully have returned balance to my life including weight training, swimming and my favorite, yoga. One of the things you did not mention is the competition aspect of the sport. I see “the addicts” begin to behave as their identities are tied to their play.. superior attitudes, excluding lesser players, cliques and general nasty, even bully type behavior. Actually for me my greatest challenge on the courts are these people, not my play. Sadly there are many. At one time I considered not playing, because is it worth it.? I enjoy Pickleball and continue to play, responsible for only my behavior. So be addicted if you choose, but please remain people of good character and sportsmanship!!!!!



    • Cathy Jo Johnson on December 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Great point Teresa! During a tournament last year, a heated discussion over a line call broke out on the court next to us. I thought the two men were going to come to blows. Hopefully that stays the exception not the rule!