Tag Archives : shoulders


Scapular Shrugs For Shoulder Stability

The scapular shrugs are going to be your new friend. Have you tried how well you can move and control your shoulder blades, lately? It is very possible that you may have very little mobility there. Or maybe ZERO mobility. It is very common. The older you are and the more you have neglected your shoulder blades, the more restricted the […]

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Scapular Exercises for the Health of Your Shoulders

Scapulas, better known as shoulder blades, are body parts that we often don’t care much about. You may remember when you were young and your mom was telling you to stand straight and keep a good posture. You lifted your chest up, chin up, and moved the shoulders back. To do so, you squeezed your scapulas together. Ever since, the […]


Hanging for Performance and Health

Hanging is surprisingly extremely beneficial for you. For your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and the entire spine. As a tennis player, there is a chance that your shoulders are not as flexible and mobile as they should be. Hanging can help you. Hanging can be defined as a form of suspension with straight arms. It helps to regain the lost […]


Undergrip Shoulder Dislocates

In the last article about the benefits of Shoulder Dislocates for Healthy Shoulders we practiced the overgrip dislocate exercise: the stick is in front of you and the palms are facing you, backward.  Another version—a possibly slightly harder one, called undergprip shoulder dislocates—is when the stick is behind you and the palms are facing forward. You may need to get your grip a little […]


Shoulder Dislocates For Healthy Shoulders

If there is one (one and only) exercise that you should do for the health of your shoulders, this is it. The modern man’s (and woman’s) shoulders are unfortunately quite dysfunctional. They don’t move in the full range of motion. The chest muscles are too tight and pulling the shoulders forward. The muscles in the upper back and rear shoulders […]

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Strong Shoulders with Overhead Carry

Overhead carry exercises strengthen your shoulders, triceps, and wrists, while engaging the core, back, hips and legs. Strong shoulders should be one of the focus points of every tennis player. Your goals are: both shoulders the same strong, or at least as close as possible both shoulders the same flexible explosive strength endurance strength mobility Carrying weights overhead requires a […]


Shoulder Problems Caused by Lifestyle

Our soft tissue responds to the demands we put on it. When you do something a lot, the body creates tissue patterns that assist doing what you do a lot. You are how you move. The ranges of motion where you keep moving, the tissue stays hydrated and gliding and moving well, while in the ranges of motion that you […]


Kettlebell Windmill to Improve Athletic Performance

A strong core is extremely important for every tennis player as it creates the stability for the hips and shoulders during the stroke production. Having a strong core is essential for a smooth transfer of power from the core to the limbs, while maintaining a perfect balance, flexibility and strength. A strong core allows your limbs (arms and legs) to […]


Proactive Injury Prevention Plan

If you are an athlete, you run a risk of injury. All sports have a risk of injury. The more contact in sport, the greater the risk is. Luckily, in tennis, there is not as much contact, other than when you play doubles and accidentally crash into your doubles partner. Ops. However, the majority of injuries is from overuse. Most […]


Rounded Shoulders Detrimental to your Athletic and Mental Performance

Rounded and slouched shoulders, so called shoulder-rolled-forward effect, are a common sight these modern days. We sit too much, hunched over the keyboard, iPad, laptop, phone, book, driving, or just chilling in the sofa. Even when we sleep on the side, our shoulders are rolled forward and together. This is tremendously detrimental to your athletic performance. Besides the visual, it also […]