Natural Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma with Curaderm BEC5

Today’s post is going to be slightly different. It is not directly about fitness training or nutrition (both important elements of your optimal performance), but rather about your skin and how to heal it naturally if you get some issues. We, tennis players and other outdoorsy athletes, spend so much time in the sun, and many of us have gotten […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Oh, they said run... I thought they said rum.

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 […]

Perspective

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 […]