Editorial collaboration with HVMN about the overtraining syndrome and the ways to overcome it. Their articles are scientifically proven and very informative about the elements of the training process and the ways to enhance the performance

Muscle memory does not exists, but what does exist is training (building stronger) the neural pathways from the mind to the muscles in order for the athlete to better recognize the situation (reading the cues and anticipation of the game) and create the adequate movement and stroke

Understanding that the mind has the main role in creating effective stroke, faster improving or changing the current stroke, making the game itself faster by putting attention to the important cues and anticipating the shots will definitely influence the way the player should be seeing the game and the way the player should create the practice sessions

The hip musculature generates the majority of power for the successful stroke. In simple words, if the player uses the wrong sources of power, most likely that she/he will lose the stability and balance during the acceleration phase. As mentioned in previous blogs, the source of the power comes from the ground, and its forces. These forces are transferred from the ground to the hip muscles and core, and at this point is where rotational and linear forces work together. The transfer of energy in linear and rotational mode wouldn’t be possible without a“stiffened” core and serape musculature

The constant changes in attention are demanding of the player to be fully mentally and physically aware of the momentum and situations in order to respond to the fast paced changes in environment

The main purpose of learning is to be able to predict what is coming. Eventually through learning, we become experts through changes in our brain to perform so well but also to predict what would be an outcome of the particular movement

Imbalance in the training to recovery ratio (high training and competitions loads and not enough recovery) is the most decisive factor of developing the overtraining state of the athlete. Recovery strategy, as the opposition to the high performance training load strategy should be equally understood and applied as the part of the training process, rather then considered just as a day off the practice