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


Unit turn, loading, unloading, stretch shortening momentum and finishing of the stroke

The center of the mass of the body is directly connected with the centering of the athlete’s mind. As centering of the mind makes the athlete more grounded, calm and relaxed, it lowers the levels of anxiety. Centering the thoughts, the athlete can be fully aware of the body’s position and to be exact – it’s center of mass and transfer of weight around it

Creating a feeling of proper loading and unloading the body parts is first step in creating the awareness of the power source

After the contact phase, it is all about directing the ball and deceleration of the whole movement in the way that the muscles, tendons and ligaments are protected from the chronic injuries.

It’s amazing that we can have the real time feedback about the ratio of the proper to unproper muscles used during the stroke execution using Athos equipment.