Category Archives : Performance

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Plant-Based Athlete’s Tennis Fitness Training: One Week Sample

Being a plant-based athlete, I am often asked how I train and what exactly I do so that I can remain quite fit at almost 50 years old. And being raw vegan on a top of it. People are curious, because they are tempted by the idea of eating this healthy plant-based diet, but they are not sure how they […]

Plant-based athlete: training and diet examples

Get Healthy Shoulders with Chest Myofascial Release

Why Chest Myofascial Release   There is probably no person who doesn’t have tight chest. Some more, some less, but the lifestyle we live these days makes it almost impossible to have a nice stretched out chest. Of course, unless you actively work on it with chest myofascial release. Tight chest muscles also cause rounded shoulders, tight neck, tension headaches, […]


acidic and alkaline foods

Why Maintaining an Alkaline Body Matters for Athletic Performance and Health

An athlete with an overly acidic body will recover more slowly and consequently will experience fatigue. As with any stressor, the acidity will cause the cortisol levels to rise, which will impair sleep and make the problem worse. A sleep-deprived athlete has high cortisol levels and produces lower amounts of the growth hormone, which causes a loss of muscle mass […]


Importance of food for health and performance

Staying healthy and fit appears to be more complicated than it should be. Even though there are many factors involved, not too many people understand the power of food in healing and performance. The majority of people don’t realize how important food choices are for their health even though they all know that health is critical to performance. They don’t […]

Plant-based athlete on the tennis court, strong and lean

Scorpion exercise to relieve your tight back

Relieve your tight lower back with the Scorpion exercise

Almost everybody, athlete or not, has the unpleasant feeling of stiff or achy lower back sometimes. Often, the more you sit, the worse it gets. To feel better, we tend to stand up and bend over to stretch that tight back a little bit. It may relieve the tension for a short time, however, bending over is not the right […]


Performance Nutrition: Juicing and Omega-3s

The beginning of a new year is always full with new positive ideas, goals, plans, and motivations of many different kinds. Forty-five percent of people set New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% will get through. Almost everybody sets a health goal of some sorts: get leaner, get stronger, get faster, play better tennis, win more matches, lose weight, gain muscles, […]


Veggie turkey

How Integrative Medicine makes you better and the one-legged squat makes you stronger

For maximum performance, the body needs to be healthy. Not just strong, fit, flexible and agile, but also healthy from the inside out. Your heart needs to be strong and the arteries nice and clean. Your metabolism needs to be healthy and the digestion optimal. If you don’t digests the  foods that you are eating (and you are eating only […]


7 Simple Ways to Create Musculoskeletal Balance

The hardest thing in life and sport training is to remain balanced. In life, work, family, school, chores, studies, health, cooking and other duties call for your attention and you need to stay focused on giving all of them enough attention. In your sport training, you need to work on your strength, power, flexibility, quickness, your sport specific skills, mental […]

The Grid, orange roller

Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition at Cornell University

Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition for Optimal Performance and Health

For the past few years, I have been looking more into the nutritional demands for optimal recovery and thus improved athletic performance. I’ve been studying all the different directions and the picture of the final endpoint has been becoming clearer the more I have learned. As a cherry on a top of the cream, I must proudly announce that I […]