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Rest, Recovery and Regeneration Part III

Saunas may stimulate the release of growth hormone too. Direct heat for 8-10 minutes relaxes muscles and improves local and general blood flow.
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Rest, Recovery and Regeneration: Part II

Welcome back! Let’s start with the steam room. Some people prefer the dry heat of the sauna, I prefer the moisutre and humidity of the steam room. Some tips to keep in mind when using a steam room; 1) Drink water before, during and after. Pre-hydration will help you to get the most out of […]
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Regular Flexibility (Myofascial Release)

Here are some of my tennis athletes preparing for their session today. We always start with foam rolling (myofascial release) to 1) inhibit over-active muscles and 2) reduce the number of adhesions that might be present in the myofascial tissue. This technique has been shown to make the tissue more receptive to lengthening techniques such […]
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