Tag Archives : hip flexors


Hollow and Arch Body Hold for Core Strength Endurance

Body holds and other bodyweight exercises are quite underestimated. They look simple but when you start doing them, you realize how hard they are. Especially if you carry a little bit extra weight, then you really struggle. Bodyweight exercise give your brain a strong signal to decrease your “dead weight” (fat) because it is not efficient to carry it around. They […]

hollow and arch body hold

hip-flexors anatomy

Tight Hip-Flexors, Self-Myofascial Release and Back Pain

Tight hip-flexors are a major problem for any athlete or fitness enthusiast. Shortened and tight hip-flexors inhibit the gluteus muscles (booty) to fire correctly and your movement on the tennis court is less powerful and efficient. When your glutes don’t work how they should, other muscle groups need to compensate and eventually become overloaded. After some time of this dysfunction, […]


The Glute Bridge: The Simplest and Fastest Way to Athletic Performance

The glute bridge is the simplest way to develop the often most underestimated (yet the most important) muscle in the athlete’s body: the gluteus. Beloved things has many names: the glute, booty, butt, rear, or firm behind. The gluteus is one of the biggest muscles, consisting of gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus. Its function is a hip extension, hyperextension, abduction, […]

glute bridge (hip thrust)

Make Your Psoas Happy: Sit Less and Perform Better

I’ve been getting many requests from my readers to show where the different muscles in the body are located, not just use the names. One of the most important muscles that causes quite a lot of troubles for both the athletes and non-athletes, is the hip-flexor (or the psoas part of it). Let’s look at it and also how you can […]


Hip-Flexors Strengthening to Improve your Tennis Performance

Hip-flexors strengthening is very seldom included in the training regimen of tennis players or athletes in general, even though every athlete can benefit from strong hip-flexors. For tennis players, strong hip-flexors, hamstrings, and glutes will improve the performance dramatically. The stronger the hip flexors, the faster you are going to be, because your movement forward will be more powerful and […]

Hip-flexors strengthening

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 […]


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 […]