Category Archives : Injury Prevention

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Lessons from Pole Dancing for Tennis Fitness Training

I was playing tennis every day, seven days a week. And do the fitness training and injury prevention several times a week just to be able to play so much. Life was good, and I loved being on the court. Until one day in spring 2016—and I don’t even know how and why it happened—I decided to try a pole […]

lessons from pole dancing for tennis fitness

Shoulder Flexion Mobility

Shoulder flexion mobility (the overhead position of your arms) is an extremely important subject. For tennis players for the serve or overhead motion, for other athletes and non-athletes just the functional health of the shoulders. This is often compromised thanks to the lifestyle that we live: hunched over the iPads, computers, desks, or steering wheels. If you don’t have a […]


Cossack Squat aka Side to Side Squat

Cossack squat, also known as side-to-side (low slide) squat is a quite intense exercise that will reveal many of your weaknesses… Oh, did you say that you don’t have any? Maybe when you try this exercise, you will find a few, surprisingly. It could be the strength of your legs, glutes, and core, the flexibility of your hips, knees, or […]


Scapular Shrugs

Scapular Shrugs For Shoulder Stability

The scapular shrugs are going to be your new friend. Have you tried how well you can move and control your shoulder blades, lately? It is very possible that you may have very little mobility there. Or maybe ZERO mobility. It is very common. The older you are and the more you have neglected your shoulder blades, the more restricted the […]


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 […]


shoulder dislocates

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 […]