| By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Why is everyone talking about “The Gluten-Free Diet?” How did that miracle diet change Novak Djokovic's game and help him to climb the ladder to number one in the world? Do we all need to follow this diet to miraculously improve our tennis game? Here is some educational information and a brief...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Many people claim to be nutritionists … you can find one almost anywhere—from your local vitamin shop, to a health food store or even your local gym. My goal is not to discredit them, but to educate the public that it takes a real college degree, one year of residency and a very complicated RD exam...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Proper nutrition is one of the most important components of a competitive tennis player. An athlete cannot achieve his or her full potential at any sport without fully understanding how their body works and what is needed in order to sustain the energy and prevent exhaustion, dehydration and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The most misunderstood principle of sports performance is nutrition. Even if you know what to do, doing it is near impossible with busy schedules and the demands of everyday life. Nowadays, athletes and parents need simple solutions to maximize energy, speed up recovery, and improve long-term...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Coach Frank Dolan will present his "Performance Nutrition Workshop," Wednesday Oct. 24 from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Sports and Fitness Performance, located at 4 Cedar Avenue in Islip, N.Y. The most misunderstood principle of sports performance is nutrition. Even if you know what to do, doing it is...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Frank Dolan will host a Sports Performance Information Night on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Sports and Fitness Performance, located at 4 Cedar Avenue in Islip, N.Y. from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. With all the sports performance information out there, it can be difficult to know what is right for high school...Read more
  | By Frank Dolan
If you are in any way connected to the fitness or running world, you know that there is quite a bit of hype around the idea of using a minimal shoe for training and running. From Vibram Five Fingers to the New Balance Minimus, you can see athletes everywhere utilizing these shoes to strengthen...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Staying balanced with fluids and electrolytes is a key concern to every competitive athlete. Very common complaints such as fatigue and cramps could be easily avoided if properly-hydrated, especially during the hot and humid summer months. Water is the number one ingredient every cell and tissue of...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Tennis is a unique sport that involves intense physical activity for a prolonged period of time. Nobody knows how long one's match will last until the final point is won. Thus, it is vital for every tennis player to have the aerobic capacity to have endurance and tolerance. As discussed in my...Read more
  | By Frank Dolan
Over the last five years, there has been a major shift in the perception and practice of physical training and its relationship to on-court performance. Instead of looking at becoming “fit” as a means to an end, players are now looking for programs that will enhance actual tennis skills. One common...Read more