Category Archives : Fitness

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David Ranney about “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”

David Ranney (www.maxtennis.com) is the expert on playing the mental game of tennis. He has been studying the mental game for over 25 years. I have recently met David and participated in his mental seminars (read about his free offer here) and he has a lot of great information and knowledge to offer. If you live in California, Washington or Oregon, […]


Interview with Oscar Wegner

The legendary tennis coach Oscar Wegner (modern tennis methodology) has interviewed me about my book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it.” We were chatting about the importance of fitness and stretching for maximum tennis performance and life. Watch, listen and enjoy! You can find more of Oscar’s teachings at www.tennisteacher.com


Table of Calories Burned per 30 mins Activity

The table below shows calories burned per 30 minute activity for people of 125, 155 and 185 lbs. Approximate your calorie expenditure if your weight is in between. The activities are from the least to the most vigorous.   125 pound person 155 pound person 185 pound person Gym Activities       Weight Lifting: general 90 112 133 Aerobics: […]


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 […]


Tennis Fitness for the Love of it

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 […]


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 Kickback For Maximum Performance

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 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 […]