What is the Best Protein for Athletic Performance?

What is the best protein for athletic performance is a question I get A LOT. And how much? In my bodybuilding career (which is now 15 years ago… I have been a tennis player and athlete since then), I was stuffing myself with protein from early morning to late night, regularly eating 250–350 grams a day. When getting ready for […]

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Eating fruit will get you lean

Get Lean Eating Fruit

Fruit is the most perfect food both for athletes and non-athletes. Mother nature did a great job to package an incredible amount of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, sweetness, sourness, juiciness and much more in one delicious package. But unfortunately, there is a phobia of eating fruit out there. The misconception is that fruits will make you fat, diabetic, and sick. […]


Foot Massage to Release and Stretch Tight Hamstrings

Tight hamstrings and a foot massage? The correlation doesn’t seem to be obvious immediately, but they are surprisingly connected. Tight hamstrings muscles is a common problem among athletes and non-athletes. We sit too much. We live stressful lives, hunching over at the desk or in the traffic. We have a bad posture: rounded back, head forward, slouchy shoulders, tilted hips. The entire […]

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Expand Your Comfort Zones

Expand Your Comfort Zones for Greater Success in Sports and Life

Now when the summer is approaching, many of us start thinking about the beaches, vacations and swimming suit season. What have we done to our bodies over the winter holidays??? I often mention that the summer body is made in winter. Even though the winter is far gone, it is still not too late. Now many people decide to go on an […]


Dehydration and Workout: Tired & Unmotivated to Practice?

Dehydration and workout motivation, or rather “unmotivation”, go hand in hand. If there is a bathroom in close proximity, it takes about 2 minutes to go pee-pee. It doesn’t seem so much, but if you have to go every hour and in situations where a pee-pee break may seem less appropriate or disturbing to your surroundings—school class, business meeting, middle […]

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Tight Hip-Flexors, Self-Myofascial Release and Back Pain

Tight hip-flexors are a major problem for any athlete or fitness enthusiast. Shortened and tight hip-flexors inhibit the gluteus muscles (booty) to fire correctly and your movement on the tennis court is less powerful and efficient. When your glutes don’t work how they should, other muscle groups need to compensate and eventually become overloaded. After some time of this dysfunction, […]


Improve your Tennis Swing Power and Control

Every tennis player wishes to hit harder and with more control. To improve your tennis swing power and control at the same time is not that simple. Sometimes the player just hits hard… and harder… and the hardest… but “muscling” the ball too much. There is no looseness in his swing. The more tightness, the less control. So you may […]

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Hamstring myofascial release

Myofascial Release After Training for Faster Recovery

Myofascial release after training… That sounds so cool—if you haven’t heard about it before. But if you have and tried it you know it is more painful than cool. Unless you are really good at it, and then it is cool again. If you are serious about training or playing tennis, you are probably pushing your limits almost to the […]


Vegan Diet Instead of Low Glycemic Index Diets

Most of us are familiar with the glycemic index, and many of us believe that it is important to eat low glycemic index foods. A fewer of us are familiar with Dr. David Jenkins (who is like a Michael Jordan in the nutritional science world). Dr. Jenkins of the University of Toronto invented the glycemic index back in 1981, in […]

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5 Exercises to Heal your Wrists and Elbows

Our wrists and elbows are such small parts of our bodies that we often forget how troublesome they can be when we get occasional twinges and aches. If left untreated and without conscious care, the little twinges can gradually turn into dull aches or even more intense bursts of uncomfortable pain. We are bothered when we do the simplest, everyday […]