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.


Strong Shoulders with Overhead Carry

Overhead carry exercises strengthen your shoulders, triceps, and wrists, while engaging the core, back, hips and legs. Strong shoulders should be one of the focus points of every tennis player. Your goals are: both shoulders the same strong, or at least as close as possible both shoulders the same flexible explosive strength endurance strength mobility Carrying weights overhead requires a […]


Hollow and Arch Body Hold for Core Strength Endurance

Body holds and other bodyweight exercises are quite underestimated. They look simple but when you start doing them, you realize how hard they are. Especially if you carry a little bit extra weight, then you really struggle. Bodyweight exercise give your brain a strong signal to decrease your “dead weight” (fat) because it is not efficient to carry it around. They […]

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Spreading Toes for Enhanced Foot Function and Improved Performance

Spreading toes sounds like something we don’t do very often. Can you spread your toes as easily as you can spread your fingers? Can you move your toes independently and as you want? Or do they have “life on their own”? Which means: when you want to move your big toe, all the other toes follow… If your toes have life […]


Hamstring Stretch for Lower Back Pain

Hamstrings are the muscles in the back of the upper leg. In tennis players, they are often too weak. In general population, the hamstrings are often too short and tight, which can cause different issues and aches, including lower back pain. The hamstrings are extremely important for effective sprinting and powerful running strides on the tennis court. They bend the leg […]


The Slight Edge in Your Fitness Goals (and Life)

The Slight Edge… what is that? Would you like to have a slight edge in almost everything you do? In your tennis game? In your fitness? In your life? “I have no time” is the biggest and most common objection that I hear from people who would like to get in better fitness shape, either for tennis or just for […]


9 Reasons Why Every Athlete Needs Omega-3s

Often people take Omega-3s because they hear it is really good for their health and for the heart. According the American Heart Association the omegas should be keeping the arteries clear and reducing the triglyceride levels. In the standard american diet (SAD) we consume way too many Omega-6s and while the ratio of Omega-6s to Omega-3s should be almost 1:1, […]

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Fascia Release: Can Myofascial Release Really Help You?

How many times have you heard or read that you have to do myofascial or fascia release to heal and correct your tissue for your muscles to function correctly? How many times have I “ordered” my students to do myofascial release? Yes, VERY often… Some of us comply more, some less… I think everybody has good intensions to do it, […]


Develop Strong Core even Outside of Gym

Strong Core—the base to performance and beauty 🙂   We all love to improve our tennis game but there are times that the process slows down or becomes stagnant completely. If you improve your fitness, you will see huge improvements in your tennis game. Especially focusing on the core will bring great results. The core is connecting the lower and […]


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 […]