Pickleball, like tennis, is a rotational sport. If you aren’t doing anti-rotational exercises, you greatly increase the risk of injuries, such as back pain.
The physical therapists at Mission Move explain:
“If you haven’t already figured this out the hard way, tennis and pickleball require an immense amount of core strength to prevent your back from straining during hard strokes, volleys, and serves.
Improved efficiency in your arms and legs starts with a strong core. There are benefits to neutral-spine movements like planks, but if you want to simulate the demands your core is put under during a tennis match, you’re going to have to do better than that!”
Here are some great anti-rotational exercises to add to your workout routine: