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OVERUSE INJURIES/MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Overuse injuries which may be caused by several factors including training errors, improper technique, not allowing your body adequate time for recovery, doing too much too soon, and repetitive movement...

MOVEMENT

 There are 7 basic movement patterns an athlete must be able to perform.  Squat, Hurdle (single leg balance), Lunge, Bend, Push, Pull, Rotate...

GENERAL FITNESS

 A fitness program serves three main purposes which include injury reduction with quicker recovery time, longevity, and improved sports performance...

REST and RECOVERY

We are taught to work harder, keep pushing, pain is weakness leaving the body.  But it’s when our bodies are recovering that it adapts and changes, becoming stronger, faster, more fit. In order to continue to compete at an appropriate level, adequate rest and recovery is necessary and it has to be part of the training process versus something we do every once in a while...

NUTRITION

The process of taking in food and using it for health, growth and repair. Nutrition is important for tennis players because it provides a source of energy required to perform. Food is the body’s fuel like gas is fuel for a car. Don’t put enough gas in, the car won’t run. Put the wrong type of gas in, and it could mess up your engine. Making better food choices can help improve performance, prevent injuries and promote recovery...

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MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness a mental state in which we are fully present in the moment while acknowledging and accepting...

Foundations of Health 

Remember, optimal health and vitality begins with these six foundational principles;

  • Thoughts.  Healthy thoughts create healthy bodies     
  • Breathing.  Focusing your attention on deep healthy breathing reduces stress
  • Hydration.  For optimal health drink .033 L of water for every kg of your bodyweight daily 
  • Nutrition.  Eat high quality organic food that is right for your biochemical individuality 
  • Sleep.  Getting to bed before 10.30pm every night will promote optimal health 
  • Exercise and movement.  Exercise regularly and include energy building exercises for vitality
Key Principles for Fitness On The Go:
  • There is no good or bad exercise. Rather it is the right exercise for the right person, at the right time and performed the right way.
  • Exercise is a stress and every session has a cost. Balance your training with the right amount and quality of recovery to ensure the effects are positive.
  • Fitness is made up of many factors. The fitness to run a marathon is very different from that required to sprint 100m, throw a discus compete as a bodybuilder. The type of training that you should do depends on your particular goals. 
  •  Like the saying goes if you fail to plan you are planning to fail. Get clear about your goals and set objectives for your training.