Category Archives : Fitness

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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]

Suzanna McGee, Author

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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, […]


Rounded Shoulders Detrimental to your Athletic and Mental Performance

Rounded and slouched shoulders, so called shoulder-rolled-forward effect, are a common sight these modern days. We sit too much, hunched over the keyboard, iPad, laptop, phone, book, driving, or just chilling in the sofa. Even when we sleep on the side, our shoulders are rolled forward and together. This is tremendously detrimental to your athletic performance. Besides the visual, it also […]