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Awesome Stretch for Tennis

Have you ever played a real tough match only to wake up the next day
with killer stiffness and pain in the sides of your hips? It feels like WORK just to lift your foot off the ground or move it from side to side…

If you’re like me, you have, and it’s not just a pain in the hip –

It’s a pain in the a**…

Fix the pain with this post match stretching.

1. Walk over to the fence and place both hands on the rail

2. Slightly bend both knees

3. Place your right ankle on your left knee

4. Slowly bend your left knee and Lower your hips toward the ground

Here’s a quick video showing you exactly how to do it:

5. Hold for 8-10 seconds and switch legs

6. Repeat 2-4 times

This stretch really hits your hips and will work out the lactic acid build up during your match.

The next morning, if you’re still stiff, take a hot shower and repeat The stretch *immediately* afterwards.

The hot water from your shower will loosen up your muscles and actually
allow you to get a deeper stretch with less risk of injury.

Important note: This stretch also doubles as a pre-competition Tennis stretch to loosen up your hips. Perform 2-3 sets of 8-10 seconds before hitting the courts.

Have fun!


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5 Responses to “Awesome Stretch for Tennis”

  1. Michael says:

    Hi Scott,
    I’m 52 and just tore my inside calf muscle during a tournament. Any rehab and strenghtening suggestions.


  2. gravestones says:

    that’s incredible.

  3. tscott17 says:

    Hey Michael,

    My first suggestion would be to see a doc, and follow what they recommend. Sorry I couldn’t help more.


  4. Fedex44 says:

    Hi Michael,

    In addition to seeing someone for help, I recommend Arnica gel for rubbing into the affected area. It’s a herbal remedy made from a plant that grows in the mountains (arnica montana) and you can get it at a health food store such as Whole Foods. It’s good to have around for strains, soreness and bruises.

    Another good herbal remedy that works well is Calendula (also available as a cream or gel). Somehow these herbs help to speed up the healing process of the tissue. Since it’s herbal, it has no negative side effects whatsoever—much better than much of the prescription stuff and sports gels. I’ve used both for years and always keep some around.

    (When I was little and hiking in the mountains with my family, we always had to pick Arnica flowers for my grandmother who made her own tincture for rubbing on by soaking them in alcohol. Now you can just buy it!

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