Category Archives : Injury Prevention

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Scapular Exercises for the Health of Your Shoulders

Scapulas, better known as shoulder blades, are body parts that we often don’t care much about. You may remember when you were young and your mom was telling you to stand straight and keep a good posture. You lifted your chest up, chin up, and moved the shoulders back. To do so, you squeezed your scapulas together. Ever since, the […]


Hanging for Performance and Health

Hanging is surprisingly extremely beneficial for you. For your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and the entire spine. As a tennis player, there is a chance that your shoulders are not as flexible and mobile as they should be. Hanging can help you. Hanging can be defined as a form of suspension with straight arms. It helps to regain the lost […]


Undergrip Shoulder Dislocates

In the last article about the benefits of Shoulder Dislocates for Healthy Shoulders we practiced the overgrip dislocate exercise: the stick is in front of you and the palms are facing you, backward.  Another version—a possibly slightly harder one, called undergprip shoulder dislocates—is when the stick is behind you and the palms are facing forward. You may need to get your grip a little […]


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Shoulder Dislocates For Healthy Shoulders

If there is one (one and only) exercise that you should do for the health of your shoulders, this is it. The modern man’s (and woman’s) shoulders are unfortunately quite dysfunctional. They don’t move in the full range of motion. The chest muscles are too tight and pulling the shoulders forward. The muscles in the upper back and rear shoulders […]


Basic Feet and Ankles Exercises for Pain-Free Performance

If you wish for a pain-free athletic life, your feet and hips are the most important structures in your athletic performance and injury prevention. Your feet and ankles impact the mechanics of the muscles and joints in the entire body, and if the mechanics are faulty, your entire body—especially the hips and torso—will suffer from faulty mechanics. Improve the strength […]


Cold Shower to Improve Performance and Health

Cold showers, cold baths and exposing oneself to cold temperatures in a smart way has been a remedy for treating many ailments by various cultures for decades. Many amateur and professional athletes use “cryotherapy”, which is immersion in ice cold water. There are huge benefits from taking cold showers and baths. I have started to take cold showers first thing […]


Pain in the Butt and How to Get Rid of Piriformis Problems

Pain in the butt can be a real pain the butt. Literally. Or idiomatically. Tennis players, runners, ball players, or even when walking or standing a lot, you have probably experienced this discomfort that just stays with you and doesn’t want to go away whatever you do. Sometimes you can have a numb, tingling, or burning sensation going down the […]


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 […]


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 […]