Category Archives : Injury Prevention

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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, […]


Prevent Hip and Knee Pain with TFL Self-Myofascial Release

Hip and knee pain is one of the most common issues for serious and recreational tennis players. When I tell people how often I play tennis, their first questions is “How about your knees? Isn’t playing on the concrete really bad for your knees and hips?” Well… yes and no. It is not one of the most friendly surfaces for […]


Proactive Injury Prevention Plan

If you are an athlete, you run a risk of injury. All sports have a risk of injury. The more contact in sport, the greater the risk is. Luckily, in tennis, there is not as much contact, other than when you play doubles and accidentally crash into your doubles partner. Ops. However, the majority of injuries is from overuse. Most […]


Quadriceps Myofascial Release and Knee Pain

During the past few weeks, so many people and tennis players around me have been complaining about some kind of knee problem. I listen, look at them to see how they stand and move, touch and squeeze here and there on their quadriceps, they squeak and jump up in pain and think what a magic that I found this painful spot just […]


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 […]


Don’t Believe in Overtraining

Whether you are an elite tennis player, recreational player, other athlete, fitness warrior, or if you exercise mostly for health and wellbeing, you probably want to improve. Tangible improvements motivate us to keep going. Persistence, discipline and perseverance is needed in any activity where you want to achieve high level skills and mastery. In fitness training we train longer, more […]


Foot Massage to Release and Stretch Tight Hamstrings

Tight hamstrings and a foot massage? The correlation doesn’t seem to be obvious immediately, but they are surprisingly connected. Tight hamstrings muscles is a common problem among athletes and non-athletes. We sit too much. We live stressful lives, hunching over at the desk or in the traffic. We have a bad posture: rounded back, head forward, slouchy shoulders, tilted hips. The entire […]


Tight Hip-Flexors, Self-Myofascial Release and Back Pain

Tight hip-flexors are a major problem for any athlete or fitness enthusiast. Shortened and tight hip-flexors inhibit the gluteus muscles (booty) to fire correctly and your movement on the tennis court is less powerful and efficient. When your glutes don’t work how they should, other muscle groups need to compensate and eventually become overloaded. After some time of this dysfunction, […]

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Hamstring myofascial release

Myofascial Release After Training for Faster Recovery

Myofascial release after training… That sounds so cool—if you haven’t heard about it before. But if you have and tried it you know it is more painful than cool. Unless you are really good at it, and then it is cool again. If you are serious about training or playing tennis, you are probably pushing your limits almost to the […]