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Our newest FitPerez correspondent and top Australian pro tennis player, Anastasia Rodionova, has got answers!
The world-class female player and current Australian No. 1 in doubles also has the help of her trusted personal trainer, Jason Stacy, to give you the BEST advice possible!
This week, a reader named Mike wants to reduce his risk of tennis elbow, writing:
What are some specific exercises that can reduce my tendency to get tennis elbow?
According to Anastasia & her fitness trainer Jason Stacy:
There are many factors that can contribute to tennis elbow. I'd be hesitant to give "medical" advise without knowing more info/history. I'd recommend seeing a Physio and if you don't get the results, see another for second opinion.
That being said, here are a few things to consider:
*Your techniques-get a qualified coach or Physio to observe how u hit
*Ensure your rotator cuff and scapula (shoulder blades) are strong&stable-M,T,Y,W's are a great exercise..they can be done with no equipment or with tubing, cables, or dumbbells.
*Grip strength-always very important
*Grip size-your grip could be too big or small
These are just a few things to consider. Hope it helps!!!!
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