Author Archives : Suzanna McGee


About Suzanna McGee

A former Ms. Natural Olympia Bodybuilding champion, currently performance coach, injury prevention specialist, plant-based nutrition coach, author, speaker and raw vegan athlete. Loves to help others by sharing her knowledge, and to hang out with her favorite chocolate Labrador Zuzi. Find Suzanna on , Facebook and Amazon.


Dynamic and Static Stretching

Flexibility training is possibly the least popular and the most underrated element of tennis fitness training. Even though you might have heard a lot of contradicting opinions about the importance of stretching in the injury prevention, it is obvious that the flexibility of the muscles and joints plays an important roll in any athletic movement. The definition of flexibility is “the […]


Side Plank with Leg Lift for Strong Core

Think how many times you bend and twist during your normal day, and how many times you twist and untwist your upper body on the tennis court. The muscles responsible for the motion are obliques, located on the sides of your core and often forgotten about. We use the obliques much more than we realize. Your athletic performance will improve dramatically […]


Kinesio Taping for Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention

You have probably seen many tennis players or other athletes with those beautifully colored tapes – bright blue, bright pink, black – all over the bodies in any possible visual formation. Besides looking cool, what does it do? This technique is called “kinesio taping”. The idea comes from the kinesiology science (therefore the name “kinesio”) and is based on the body’s […]


Best Recovery Exercises after a Knee Surgery

So it happened: you’ve had a knee surgery and now you are coming back to training. Remember to start really slow, don’t rush anywhere, and always advise with your doctor first, as every person’s recovery is different. When you start strengthening your legs again, you should start with exercises that don’t put too much load on your knee joint. But you […]


Prevent Repetitive Motion Injuries with Air Bench

You practice your shots for hours over and over… It seems to be a “known fact” that repetitive motions cause injuries. Maybe you have developed one too. But is that statement really true? Yes and no. If your joints are stable and functional, and you repeat the same motion over and over, your muscles get tired before the healthy joint would get […]


Treat Painful Shoulders with Arm Circles

Our bodies are optimally functional when to posture is correct – slightly sway back, curvature in the neck, head sits directly over the shoulders (not forward as we can see everywhere around us). Shoulders should be aligned over the hips that are directly above the knees that are directly above the ankles. This is the ideal that we always want […]