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Big Toe for Balance and Pain-free Life

Many overuse injuries in running, tennis, walking, or other intense sports are often accredited to weak glutes. Very often it is true that our glutes (both Maximus and Medius) are too weak, but we also forget another crucial link in the kinetic chain of your gait: your toes. Especially the big toe. Let’s look at what happens when you walk […]

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Basic Feet and Ankles Exercises for Pain-Free Performance

If you wish for a pain-free athletic life, your feet and hips are the most important structures in your athletic performance and injury prevention. Your feet and ankles impact the mechanics of the muscles and joints in the entire body, and if the mechanics are faulty, your entire body—especially the hips and torso—will suffer from faulty mechanics. Improve the strength […]


Spreading Toes for Enhanced Foot Function and Improved Performance

Spreading toes sounds like something we don’t do very often. Can you spread your toes as easily as you can spread your fingers? Can you move your toes independently and as you want? Or do they have “life on their own”? Which means: when you want to move your big toe, all the other toes follow… If your toes have life […]


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 […]


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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Flexible Hip Flexors and Healthy Feet will Improve your Tennis Fitness

Working on your tennis game, just as your fitness and health, is a life-long process. Make you sure you stay persistent and enjoy the process. I have just read and interesting philosophy from Jim Rohn (www.JimRohn.com) whom’s teachings I greatly admire. They are simple and powerful. His ant philosophy applies to life and our athletic endeavors. “I think everybody should […]


Fit and Healthy Feet for Better Tennis and Less Injuries

It’s All about the Feet Our feet have many nerve endings that collect data on pressure, temperature, and terrain if we are walking barefoot. Wearing shoes limits these inputs and the balance and mobility is less natural and can increase the risk of falls, ankle sprains, and other injuries. Lately, there has been a lot of movement toward minimalist footwear […]

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Mini Workout — Legs, Core and Foot Work

Leg strength, core strength, balance, coordination and flexibility – that’s what you need to work on to become sufficiently fit to play good tennis. Most of the players realize how important role the fitness plays in tennis, and they visit the gym on a regular basis. In Los Angeles where the weather is sunny almost the entire year, a tough […]