Yearly Archives: 2010


Improve your Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep is very important for you for many reasons. As an athlete, you need your sleep to recover from the hard training, and to rejuvenate and repair all the damaged tissues in the body. Deep, peaceful sleep is also important for your mental clarity and emotional well-being. Good sleeping habits can have tremendous impact on your well being, athletic performance and […]


Footwork Drills with a Soccer Ball

Footwork is the key to great tennis, and yet, so many players neglect this fact. If you have an excellent stroke technique, but you cannot get to the ball on time and be balanced, it is not going to be a consistently good shot. If you think about it, the time that you spend on the court moving compared to the […]


Knee Pain Relief with Myofascial Release

Ouch, knee pain – tendinitis, damaged meniscus cartilage, bursitis, damaged ligaments or arthritis of the knee… Even Rafael Nadal knows how extremely debilitating a knee pain can be. Every step you take, there’s an irritating pain. Your movement is inhibited and your hopes for a good match are fading away. The steady improvement that you strive for in tennis seems […]


Healthy Shoulders, Wrists, Lower Back, Hips and Knees with the Wheel Stretch

Our modern life style creates a “forward” posture, where the head is tilted forward instead of being straight over the shoulders. Shoulders are rounded and moved forward instead of being perfectly above the hips. Lower back has lost its natural sway curvature. The body is fighting to keep its balance and some muscles are working way too hard for that. That’s […]


Cats & Dogs Exercise Helps Painful Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Lower Back and Knees

Tennis is considered to be a hard sport on your wrists, elbows, shoulders and knees. (And as well are other racquet sports and handball). But is it indeed a problem of the hard courts, or the sport itself? Maybe not! Because, most of the times, the body is already dysfunctional from the life style, and the sporting activity is just […]


Trigger Points and Chronic Pain

Trigger points are small, extremely painful spots in your muscles. If you push on such spot, you feel agonizing pain and you want to pull away. Trigger points can develop as a result of muscular injuries or trauma, improper body mechanics or structural imbalances, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, stress, overtraining, and more. Trigger points inhibit proper function of the muscle […]


Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

Sciatica pain can be close to paralyzing—a numb, tingling or burning sensation going down in the back of your leg, calf and sole of your foot. The pain comes and goes unpredictably and playing tennis becomes impossible. However, you actually could have a tight and overused piriformis muscle, which is very common among tennis players. Luckily, it is also easy […]