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Training for Agility and Perturbation/Balance
by Robert Donatelli PhD PT
Oct 30, 2013



Running is the basis for many sports and has an explosive quality common to other movements. However, most sports require much more than sprinting in a straight line at top speed.


The ability to change direction and maintain stability is often more important. Changing direction and speed, without falling, for the purposes of this article, is agility and balance. Changing speed and direction requires the muscles to shorten, immediately after lengthening. The above muscle function is called a stretch reflex, which is ...


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Tennis Health and Fitness Articles
Myths, Benefits and Dangers of Vitamins
by Alan L. Hammond
Jan 29, 2014

Most amateur tennis players don’t go to the extremes of performance enhancing drugs, but many do seek to maximize performance through diet and dietary supplements. Vitamins are one such form of supplementation, but effective use is not as simple as it may seem.

In the May 10, 2004 issue of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN), a group of researchers condensed their findings and recommendations, as well as those of others, into a report containing a summary of vitamins and appropriate supplementation. The results should lead to a better ...
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Are We Burning Out Our Future in Tennis?
by Robert Donatelli PhD PT OCS
Reviewed by the TennisMD Medical Review Board.
Jan 17, 2014

There is an epidemic of tennis injuries among our young tennis stars. They come in to my office with multiple complaints from shoulder pain to the hip pain and low back pain. Their parents believe they have the next Andy Roddick or Steffi Graf.
The schedules that these young stars maintain are difficult and very strenuous. Most are taking lesions 5-6 days per week. In addition, they are training with a personal trainer 3-4 days per week, playing tournaments twice per month and home schooled. These hectic schedules go on for 11 out of 12 ...
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