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 […]

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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 […]


Stability and Mobility for Optimal Movement and Performance

Lifestyle with a lot of sitting and playing one-side dominant sports can be close to devastating to your body’s optimal function. How is your muscle stability? Can you move through space in full range of motion? Can you stand and balance on one foot? Can you do deep lunges with narrow stance without losing your balance? Can you squat deep […]

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Athlete's Best Omega-3 Plus by Suzanna

Short Foot Exercise to Improve Performance and Prevent Injuries. Love Omega-3s.

Healthy feet are necessary for a top athletic performance. In every step you take— running, stopping, and changing directions—your feet are carrying your body and assisting during the movement. You push off the ground and the forces are transmitted upward in the kinetic chain to your hips and upper body. We often overlook—or even worse, ignore—our feet. If you do […]


Psoas the troublemaker – Eliminate pain by sitting less

Buried deep in a trunk, the psoas muscle connects the lower and upper body together. With his helper iliacus, psoas muscle is more known as “hip-flexor”, aka  iliopsoas. Psoas assists in walking upright, standing up and in almost every athletic movement. The psoas muscle may seem like one long muscle passing multiple joints, but  in reality it contains on average […]

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Happy Holidays 2012 with Zuzi and Zuzi

Miraculously Fit Body with Miracle Noodles (and some hard work)

The holiday season is here and the good intentions to exercise daily and eat light are gone. “Tomorrow… I’ll be good tomorrow.” After many “tomorrows”, the New Year will be knocking on the door and you have a long list of resolutions: a new fit body, healthy living, multiplied income, tons of free time. What an excellent 2013! Many big […]


Hip Extensions for Strong and Functional Glutes

Strong glutes are a candy for the eye. Functional glutes are even better—they keep our performance high and prevent possible future overuse injuries. You use your glutes in every step you take (when you push off and extend your leg behind your body). On the tennis court, you start, stop, change directions all the time, and in all those movements […]

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Monster Walk Backward for Strong Hips

Monster Walk for Strong Hips to Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

In tennis, you need to start quickly, accelerate, stop, change direction, load and unload your legs and hips and for all this you need to strengthen your feet, hips and core. The modern tennis with the open stance forehand causes the right hip (for the right-handed player) to absorb huge forces during the loading and unloading phase of the stroke […]


Release Tight Shoulders and Neck Pain with Upper Back Myofascial Release

Tight Shoulders and Neck? All athletes, high-level or fitness enthusiasts, often push their limits to the extreme. Playing on hard surfaces and the uneven nature of tennis where one side is used more than the other, makes it hard on your body. You need to spend as much time and effort—if not more—on recreating balance and health in your body […]


Many Fitness Uses of a Tennis Ball

Besides the obvious use of a tennis ball–moving it around the tennis court–you may also think of playing fetch with your dog, but do you know that you can use tennis balls for many beneficial exercises, such as grip strengthening, foot massage, trigger point release, or juggling to improve your hand-eye coordination? Tennis Ball Squeezes It is good to have […]