Category Archives : Fitness

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Fitness Benefits of Kettlebells (by ACE)

Workout trends come and go, and the 2010 has been the trend of kettlebells, a centuries old piece of cast iron ball with a handle. Kettlebell training is intense, fun and fat burning. Increasing popularity of kettlebell training across the country and world motivated the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to look into the science behind this workout trend. They analyzed […]


Sample Material of the Book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”

To make sure that you are completely satisfied with your decision to buy “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”, you can view sample material from the book in the resources below. Enjoy the viewing. Amazon’s Search Inside Feature Google Books Preview Feature Table of Contents Introduction About the Author Sample Chapter 13 — Calf Myofascial Relase Sample Chapter 28 […]


Book: Tennis Fitness for the Love of it

I am glad to announce, that the book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it. A Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-free Tennis” that  many have been so impatiently waiting for, is available on Amazon.com for $14.95. Get your copy here now! For bulk orders, please contact me. To all the tennis players of any age and skill level, who always […]

Tennis Fitness for the Love of it

Kettlebell Training for Tennis Players: Improve your Strength and Endurance Simultaneously

A lot of tennis players play tennis to be fit. However, if you play tennis on a higher level, you have to become fit first to play great tennis. You will need to improve your strength, power and endurance, in addition to flexibility, agility, quickness, coordination and balance. Kettlebells are an effective tool to improve all the elements above. You […]


Glute Kick-back for Maximum Tennis Performance

In the previous Glute Bridge article, you were introduced to the importance of strong and functional glute muscles for tennis players. The glutes are extending the hips during running, sprinting and lunging on the court. During the directional changes, the glutes are assisting in abduction and external rotation of the hip. If one or both of your glutes get dysfunctional, […]

Glute Kickback For Maximum Performance

Glute Bridge for Maximum Athletic Performance

Maybe the most underestimated muscle in the athlete’s body is the most important one: gluteus, also known as glute, butt or booty. Gluteus is one of the biggest consisting of gluteus maximus, medius and minimus. Its function is a hip extension, hyperextension, abduction and external rotation. It assists with sprinting, jumping, twisting and changing directions, which are the movements that […]


Strong Hip Flexors for Improved Speed and Performance

Every athlete can benefit from strong hip flexors. However, hip flexor strengthening is very seldom included in the training regimen. For a tennis player, strong hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes will improve performance dramatically. The stronger the hip flexors, the faster you are going to be, because you will have more powerful and faster forward movement. Lateral movement in tennis […]


Mini Workout — Legs, Core and Upper Body Stabilizers

To become a great tennis player doesn’t mean that you only play and practice tennis. You have to give at least the same amount of time and attention to your fitness. The better your tennis fitness, the more success you will have on the court. You want to have strong legs and core, good balance, coordination and explosive power. You might […]


Mini Workout – Core and Shoulder Stabilizers

The sunny spring weather in Los Angeles motivates everybody to get in shape, which for most people would mean to own nicely defined abdominals. Besides a tanned and lean midsection, for a tennis player being in shape should mean “a strong and functional core”. Strong legs and core, functional hips and shoulders, good flexibility and balance are very important elements for […]