Yearly Archives: 2011


Reconnect with your Glutes for Maximum Performance

Strong and beautiful glutes are pleasure for the eye. More so, functional glutes are crucial for proper function and maximum athletic performance. Many injuries and pains are attributed to dysfunction or even atrophy of the glutes. If a reduced activation or complete inhibition of the glutes happens, other muscle groups compensate and get overused. Over time, many problems such as […]

Strong sexy functional glutes

myofascial routine for tennis

Myofascial Release Routine to Prevent Overuse Injuries

All high-level athletes are pushing their limits to the extreme. For a tennis player, the uneven nature of the sport where one side is used more than the other in addition to training every day for hours, and frequently on hard surfaces, the body gets a lot of beating. If you want to remain healthy, you need to spend a […]


Self-Correct Misaligned Hips to Prevent Overuse Injuries

Injuries are not fun. They can sideline you from training for long time. The two kinds of injuries are acute and overuse injuries. Acute injuries happen when you fall, twist, or break something, or somebody or something hits you. Acute injuries are easy to notice, because they hurt, swell, or bleed, and you need an immediate medical attention. The other […]

Isometric hip alignment left leg

Light and Healthy Nutrition for Lighter and Healthier Body

Vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes and nuts for better health I have just recently finished reading the book “Healthy at 100” by John Robbins and I was surprised how much this book has affected me. John Robbins looks at different cultures around the world, and studies what the world’s long-lived people have in common. He examines their lifestyle, diet, and attitudes […]

Chickpea (garbanzo bean) Curry

Coolibar SPF 50 Hat

Skin Protection and Best Sunscreens For Your Skin

The summer is approaching and as the rays get stronger, we need to think about the protection, if we spend many hours outdoors. There has been a lot of contradictions about the sunscreens — do they really protect us as much as they claim? Are the chemicals toxic for our skin and body? What’s worse, being “toxic” or burned? Well, […]


Prevent Tight Neck and Painful Shoulders with Elbow Curls, Arm Circles and Cats-and-Dogs

Do you experience a tight neck and shoulders often and do you get tension headaches? Today’s lifestyle is “everything forward.” You sit at the desk with your shoulders, arms and head positioned forward, and with your lower and upper back rounded. The posture is similar while you drive your car: your shoulders, head, and arms forward, with rounded back. Then […]

Cats and Dogs

Variations of Lunges for your Tennis Fitness

Lunges to Improve Tennis Fitness …and your overall fitness. Lunges are great exercise that will improve the strength of your entire lower body, balance, coordination, and your tennis fitness. You don’t need any equipment or gym to do your lunges, and to make it more entertaining, there is a variety of different versions of lunges. You will never get bored! […]


Kettlebell Stiff-legged Deadlift for Stronger Hamstrings and Glutes

Kettlebells are great for your off-court tennis fitness training. They will improve your explosive strength, balance, stamina and coordination. The basic kettlebell swing improves your endurance and hip strength, and is very easy to learn. In addition, you will burn a lot of calories and get nicely lean. When you want to focus more on your hamstrings, you can add […]


Power Balance Bracelet Does Not Improve Tennis Performance

You have probably seen the colorful rubber bracelets with a magnet, which are supposed to improve your balance, strength and flexibility. They cost around $30. Can they really help you with your tennis fitness and performance? The American Council of Exercise (ACE) sponsored a study to help determine if wearing a Power Balance bracelet will indeed enhance your performance. John […]