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Exercise/Training, Product Recommendations, Fred Robinson

Fred's Favorite Tools for Muscle Fatigue

Posted on June 08, 2019 by Fred Robinson

Training equals getting beat up and extreme training means getting pounded all the time!  I have always been a believer in taking care of myself.  Even with this said, though, I have still experience with a wide array of injuries and strains as I am sure you can relate. Below are a few of the tools that I use to treat muscle fatigue.  They are easy to take with you when traveling and have helped me on numerous occasions.  [...]

Injury Management, Tennis

2019 French Open Injury Report

Posted on June 04, 2019 by Body Helix

We are more than half-way through the 2019 French Open and injuries among the pros are as prevalent as ever.  Last  year, we updated you with an injury report of the 2018 French Open.   As you can see, year after year, injuries are no stranger to the pros.  [...]

Youth

Parents Corner: Interview with Christine Williams

Posted on June 04, 2019 by Body Helix

Christine Williams is a  busy mom of two children. She was a professional dancer, teacher, studio owner and choreographer.  She has also owned a businesses in the children’s fashion industry and is now focusing on helping her oldest daughter with her college future and supporting her youngest daughter and Body Helix Junior Brand Ambassador, Hallie, through her gymnastics career. [...]

Product Recommendations

Product Recommendations: Shakes and Hydration

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Fred Robinson

Training hard requires you to replenish what your body has lost.  Protein shakes and hydration supplements are a necessity when you train as much as I do.  Typically, I will use something for at least a month before it ever qualifies to be tournament-worthy.  I never (ever) try anything new around tournaments.  When I finish with an event, that's when I will come home and experiment.  This includes both what I put in my body and what I put on my body.  You can bet that I will test anything from shakes and supplements to  shoes, tennis strings, and clothes.  The willingness to experiment is how we evolve and improve ourselves and has always been a big part of my regime.  I am definitely a “tester and a learner."  Read on to see some of my favorite protein shakes and hydration supplements.  [...]

Fred Robinson

FRED'S FUNDATMENTALS: MENTAL ENDURANCE

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Fred Robinson

For many years, I have asked my tennis acquaintances and students these three simple questions, which apply to many sports and life endeavors: [...]

Arthritis/Oestoarthritis

Managing Symptoms of Arthritis Through Activity

Posted on May 10, 2019 by Body Helix

Exercise can have a substantial impact on your overall health as well as symptoms related to arthritis, and it plays a key role in successfully managing the condition. With an engaging but manageable workout routine, you should see a variety of benefits including reduced fatigue, lower levels of joint pain, and improved flexibility and strength. [...]

Product Recommendations

Product Recommendations: Vitamins and Supplements

Posted on May 03, 2019 by Fred Robinson

To kick off my new blog series, I felt it best to start with some of my favorite vitamins and supplements.  Anyone who knows me knows that I am always searching for and trying new things.  I take care of my body - both on and off the court and as a tennis player, I am often faced with playing long hours in the grueling heat.  This can wreck havoc on my body if I am not properly prepared.  The vitamins and supplements below are a part of my regular routine and have given me great benefit.  Please note, though, that you should consult with your physician before making any changes in your routine.   [...]

Top Injuries for Volleyball: How to Manage Them and Recover Quickly

Volleyball’s repetitive jumping, diving, and explosive overhead movements create ideal conditions for injury. While most acute injuries are difficult to avoid, they can be managed and treated to get back on the court quickly. Overuse injuries, on the other hand, come from fatigue and strain with chronic adverse conditions. Regardless of how injuries arise, they can sideline even the best volleyball player. To help you stay on the court, we’ve put together the most common volleyball injuries and how to treat them. [...]

Ankle/Foot

Get Back on Your Feet with these Five Tips for Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Pain

We’re on our feet constantly, but no one knows how often more than someone with plantar fasciitis. Constant pain in the bottom of your foot disturbs any shot at a productive day. We’re here to explain what exactly is going on down there, and how to get back on your feet with these five tips to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. [...]

Calf

Shin Splints Driving You Crazy? Try These Four Tips to Ease Your Pain...

Chronic pain around the inner part of your shin is maddening to anyone attempting to go about their day in a normal fashion. For the active among us, we’re constantly on our feet at work and in recreation. Shin splints severely interrupt a morning ritual of pounding the pavement, with every step sending shooting pain throughout your lower leg. [...]