Push-up with Knee to Elbow Touch for Strong Upper Body

Push up is a well-known and excellent exercise for the whole upper body. It strengthens your chest, shoulders, arms and core. You can easily do it anywhere and without any equipment. As you get stronger by doing push-ups regularly, you will have to do either more of them – and that may get slightly boring eventually – or you can make […]

Balance the Hips with Hip Crossover Stretch

Take a good look at your hips. There’s a chance that they are not in balance: one edge may be higher than the other, or is more forward than the other. In worse cases, the hip can be both up and forward and completely out of balance. Tennis is a strenuous activity, working all the muscles of your lower and […]

The Plank with Am and Leg Lifts for Strong Core

We all want to have a nice lean midsection with defined abs, right? Especially in Los Angeles where it is sunny all year around and you can show them off… While the looks of nice abs are great, for a tennis player, the strength and functionality of the core is even more important: 1) It will allow transferring the power from […]

Best Recovery Exercises after a Knee Surgery

So it happened: you’ve had a knee surgery and now you are coming back to training. Remember to start really slow, don’t rush anywhere, and always advise with your doctor first, as every person’s recovery is different. When you start strengthening your legs again, you should start with exercises that don’t put too much load on your knee joint. But you […]

Prevent Repetitive Motion Injuries with Air Bench

You practice your shots for hours over and over… It seems to be a “known fact” that repetitive motions cause injuries. Maybe you have developed one too. But is that statement really true? Yes and no. If your joints are stable and functional, and you repeat the same motion over and over, your muscles get tired before the healthy joint would get […]

Treat Painful Shoulders with Arm Circles

Our bodies are optimally functional when to posture is correct – slightly sway back, curvature in the neck, head sits directly over the shoulders (not forward as we can see everywhere around us). Shoulders should be aligned over the hips that are directly above the knees that are directly above the ankles. This is the ideal that we always want […]

Elbow Curls for Tennis Elbow or Wrist Pain

How many tennis players do you know who have or have had tennis elbow or painful wrists? Or serious shoulder issues? Maybe you are one of them? Sometimes we blame the new string we’ve just put in our rackets or the string tension, or the racket. Our technique maybe could use some improvement? It could be a lot of things. […]

Develop Strong and Powerful Legs with Jump Squats

Strong and powerful legs are not just beautiful – on men or women – but also extremely useful in tennis. When you bend your knees to achieve a low base, you will have a better balance and better transfer of the forces from the ground upward – through the kinetic chain – to your arm and racket and to the […]

Align your Hips with a Crocodile Twist

The hips are the center of your body. They connect the lower body and the upper body to work as a unity. They provide stability, strength and flexibility to both halves. Misaligned hips will cause you a lot of troubles – pain in your low back, knees, shoulders or ankles, and possibly create some more serious future injuries. If your hips […]

Get Energized with Sun Salutations

Sun Salutations are the ultimate awakener of your body and mind. You should always return to this exercise when you need to feel good. It is going to wake you up in the morning, energize you during the day, or if you feel stressed out, it will calm you down. The versatility of this exercise is because it has a […]