What a Great Workout! by Michael Landers

Jena Newgarden
2011 has officially come to an end, and what a year it has been!  Lately I’ve been asking everyone at the gym that I go to what their resolutions are for the New Year.  I wasn’t surprised at all that the majority told me either that they want to lose some weight or just improve their overall health by exercising more. 

I then brought them down into the room where I practice with my Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot and challenged them to see if they could keep up with the robot for a full minute without losing their breath.  Needless to say, all of them began to sweat profusely and were amazed at just how physical playing table tennis can be.

Let’s face it, gym memberships are expensive and tons of dedication. Robo-Pong provides a great workout while having fun at the same time. Also, setting up your Robo-Pong is effortless, and practicing with it will help you lose weight, improve your endurance, and help you to become a ping-pong® master!  So, if one of your resolutions for the New Year is to get in shape, Robo-Pong is definitely for you!

Michael Landers

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Cardio Fitness Routine by Samson Dubina

Jena Newgarden
I work out six days per week. I attribute my excellent physical condition to my Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot. I would like to share one of my workouts that I suggest for anyone wanting to improve their footwork, lose a few pounds and have a great time enjoying the sport of table tennis.

Light jogging – 10 minutes

Stretching – 10 minutes

Forehand warm-up – 2 minutes

Backhand warm-up -–2 minutes

Drill #47 – 4 minutes – repeat three times

Drill #52– 4 minutes – repeat three times

Drill #28 – using all forehand 4 minutes – repeat three times

Drill #46 – using all forehand 2 minutes – repeat three times

Stretching – 10 minutes

If you are too exhausted to complete these drills, I suggest changing the wait adjust on your control box. Start the drill at +60% wait adjust to give you more time between balls. Each week, decrease the wait slightly in order to make your workout more fun and challenging.

Samson Dubina

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The Table Tennis Breakfast – by Samson Dubina

Jena Newgarden
From Asia to Africa to Europe and even to the USA, there are thousands of professional table tennis athletes who are aspiring to be the next World Champion. One of the key elements to reaching the top is consistent training six hours per day. Most top players wake up, eat breakfast, train three hours, eat lunch, rest, then train three more hours in the late afternoon. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to fuel an intense early morning session.

Here is the secret recipe for my power-packed breakfast.

For one serving:

1 cup of uncooked rolled oats (Uncooked oatmeal is the key)

¼ cup of sliced almonds

¼ cup of raisins

1 cup of milk

Mix them all together in a bowl. Preparation time is one minute.

Here are the nutrition facts:

Calories: 730

Carbs: 104 grams

Protein: 25 grams

Fiber: 14 grams

Every morning, I eat two servings of The Table Tennis Breakfast, and it gives me the right balance of healthy carbs and protein to fuel an intense training session with my Newgy Robo-Pong 2050.

Before I discovered The Table Tennis Breakfast, I used to eat three bowls of cereal or prepackaged oatmeal, two pieces of fruit, and two bagels. This breakfast would give me energy for approximately two hours. Cooked, pre-packaged oatmeal only offers about 1/3 cup of oats but expands when it is heated. It appears to fill the bowl, but is digested in less than half the time. Additionally, prepackaged oatmeal is loaded with unnecessary sugars and preservatives.

I challenge you to try it for one week – The Table Tennis Breakfast! You will feel energized and will avoid morning cravings for at least four hours. This breakfast is the key for anyone aspiring to move to the next level.

Samson Dubina

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