Shoulder Problems Caused by Lifestyle

Our soft tissue responds to the demands we put on it. When you do something a lot, the body creates tissue patterns that assist doing what you do a lot. You are how you move. The ranges of motion where you keep moving, the tissue stays hydrated and gliding and moving well, while in the ranges of motion that you […]

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Become Better, Fitter and Healthier---Do the Work

Become Better, Fitter and Healthier—Do the Work

Become Better Periodically, we get inspired to improve ourselves. We want to become better in some area.  We want to play better tennis. Get fitter. Get leaner. Get stronger. Improve our business or personal lives. Eat healthier. The only way to succeed is to get motivated, get off the couch and make it happen. Don’t just hope for success. Rather ignite […]


Get More Power with Strong Glutes

Glutes… The gluteus (aka glutes, booty, behind, butt, etc) is undeniably a powerful and good looking muscle. We often pay attention to the gluteus of other people and forget ours. Your optimal performance and injury-free tennis often depends on in what shape your gluteus is. Is it strong, flexible, powerful and firing during all your athletic movements? Or is it weak, […]

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Release Tight Hamstrings with Self-Myofascial Release

Simple Ways to Release Tight Hamstrings

If you are an athlete, you most probably have tight hamstrings, except if you pay daily attention to them with stretching, self-myofascial release, massages, and regular strengthening of the backside muscles, including glutes, hamstrings, calves, and back. Unless you are a professional athlete, the chance is that you don’t have time nor the obsessive desire to do this work almost daily. Life […]


How to Easily Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

More and more elite athletes are discovering the tremendous benefits of eating plants for improved performance and health. When the recreational athletes and fitness enthusiasts see how great the pros are doing, they are tempted to try the plant-based lifestyle too. While being plant-based (or vegan) is extremely simple once you figure out what to eat, the transition may be […]

Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

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Simple and Instant Relief from Tight Groin (Adductors)

Your athletic performance and life well-being are often limited by your most significant weaknesses, mental or physical. For the physical weaknesses your major goal should be to find them and improve them as much as possible to prevent future overuse injuries and to improve your performance. Often, tennis players have unilateral weakness (on one side, often on the non-dominant side) […]


Kettlebell Windmill to Improve Athletic Performance

A strong core is extremely important for every tennis player as it creates the stability for the hips and shoulders during the stroke production. Having a strong core is essential for a smooth transfer of power from the core to the limbs, while maintaining a perfect balance, flexibility and strength. A strong core allows your limbs (arms and legs) to […]

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Side Plank to Improve Performance and Decrease Injuries

The one-sided and repetitive nature of tennis creates big imbalances in your body. Unless you are already taking care of your fitness training in such manner that you work on re-balancing your musculoskeletal system, you are almost guaranteed that you will get some kind of overuse injury sooner or later. While I don’t like to bring negative news to you, […]


Prevent Hip and Knee Pain with TFL Self-Myofascial Release

Hip and knee pain is one of the most common issues for serious and recreational tennis players. When I tell people how often I play tennis, their first questions is “How about your knees? Isn’t playing on the concrete really bad for your knees and hips?” Well… yes and no. It is not one of the most friendly surfaces for […]

Hip and Knee Pain Relief with Myofascial Release

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Proactive Injury Prevention Plan

If you are an athlete, you run a risk of injury. All sports have a risk of injury. The more contact in sport, the greater the risk is. Luckily, in tennis, there is not as much contact, other than when you play doubles and accidentally crash into your doubles partner. Ops. However, the majority of injuries is from overuse. Most […]