| By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Everybody knows that fluid imbalances and mild dehydration can trigger muscle cramping. And although we know that muscle cramping can and does occur with severe dehydration and heat injury, there is no conclusive evidence that consuming adequate fluids with or without electrolytes will prevent...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There is no doubt that in order to get to the next level there is a need for speed. Now, more than ever, athletes are investing in personal trainers, speed training programs, and gym memberships to help improve performance on the field. In this Free Speed Training Clinic, set for Saturday, March 24...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Following proper nutrition preparation will guarantee improved tennis performance. Packing your lunch box with proper snacks and fluids will help you to avoid fatigue, cramps and get you ready for any early matches, late matches or even multiple matches. Here are some easy tips on what super snacks...Read more
  | By Frank Dolan
1. Functional movement The first step to improving a players’ speed is to assess and correct their functional movement limitations. It sounds unrelated to speed, but in fact, it is the foundation for building quality training programs, tennis mechanics and creating higher speeds on the court. Not...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
The foods that we eat provide the energy and fuel that our body needs. An athlete's body has different needs and requirements in order to optimize their athletic performance. A lot of people have misconceptions about different food groups, as some try to avoid carbohydrates, while others avoid fat...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Staying balanced with fluids and electrolytes is a key concern to every competitive athlete. Very common complains, 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...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Many people claim to be nutritionists … you can find one almost anywhere ... from a local vitamin shop, to a health food store or even your local gym. My goal is not to discredit them, but it does take approximately four years of college and one year of residency to become a licensed dietitian in...Read more
  | By Dr. Juan Gargiulo
Platelet Rich Plasma, or “PRP,” is one of a growing number of therapies which enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. During a PRP procedure, a certified physician extracts one to two ounces of blood from the vein, and uses a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. Platelets are the part of...Read more
  | By Dr. Steven Jonas
Most of us begin our athletic endeavors without much thought of injury prevention. We go about whatever sport we choose with minimal preparation and no specific plan. As a result, many athletes find themselves injured on a regular basis. Having a plan with pre- and post-activity injury prevention...Read more
  | By Dr. Steven Jonas
Would you like to stop feeling as if your energy is being sapped as you are playing tennis, and even eliminate the aches and pains you feel afterwards? A functional movement screening (FMS) may be the solution. The purpose of the functional movement screening is the assessment of an athlete’s...Read more