Category Archives : Performance

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3 Simple Facts on Plant-Based Diet for Optimum Performance

Plant-based diet impossible for athletes? Where do you get your protein? You need beef to get strong. You need milk to get strong bones. True or false? Often people hold misconceptions that vegans and plant-based athletes cannot achieve maximum athletic potential while pursuing their health goals. From my personal experience as a performance coach, injury prevention specialist, and a raw […]


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 […]


Cold Shower to Improve Performance and Health

Cold showers, cold baths and exposing oneself to cold temperatures in a smart way has been a remedy for treating many ailments by various cultures for decades. Many amateur and professional athletes use “cryotherapy”, which is immersion in ice cold water. There are huge benefits from taking cold showers and baths. I have started to take cold showers first thing […]


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 […]


Side Plank to Improve Performance and Decrease Injuries

The one-sided and repetitive nature of tennis creates big imbalances in your body. Unless you are already taking care of your fitness training in such manner that you work on re-balancing your musculoskeletal system, you are almost guaranteed that you will get some kind of overuse injury sooner or later. While I don’t like to bring negative news to you, […]


Don’t Believe in Overtraining

Whether you are an elite tennis player, recreational player, other athlete, fitness warrior, or if you exercise mostly for health and wellbeing, you probably want to improve. Tangible improvements motivate us to keep going. Persistence, discipline and perseverance is needed in any activity where you want to achieve high level skills and mastery. In fitness training we train longer, more […]


Kettlebell Swing a Must Exercise for Every Athlete

The ketlebells are brutal but have unbelievable benefits for any athlete. Especially the athletes who generate power through the hips (tennis, baseball, golf, martial arts, etc) should definitely consider kettlebell training. And for the non-athletes, kettlebells burn a lot of calories and get you lean, in addition to improving your endurance, strength and posture. Even though the kettlebells have been […]


Eating fruit will get you lean

Get Lean Eating Fruit

Fruit is the most perfect food both for athletes and non-athletes. Mother nature did a great job to package an incredible amount of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, sweetness, sourness, juiciness and much more in one delicious package. But unfortunately, there is a phobia of eating fruit out there. The misconception is that fruits will make you fat, diabetic, and sick. […]


Dehydration and Workout: Tired & Unmotivated to Practice?

Dehydration and workout motivation, or rather “unmotivation”, go hand in hand. If there is a bathroom in close proximity, it takes about 2 minutes to go pee-pee. It doesn’t seem so much, but if you have to go every hour and in situations where a pee-pee break may seem less appropriate or disturbing to your surroundings—school class, business meeting, middle […]

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tennis ball squeezes to heal the wrists

5 Exercises to Heal your Wrists and Elbows

Our wrists and elbows are such small parts of our bodies that we often forget how troublesome they can be when we get occasional twinges and aches. If left untreated and without conscious care, the little twinges can gradually turn into dull aches or even more intense bursts of uncomfortable pain. We are bothered when we do the simplest, everyday […]