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Zarett Rehab & Fitness: Workout of Champions

By AJ Lamb, MS, CSCS, PES, Senior Exercise Physiologist & Joseph Zarett, Physical Therapist, Founder of Zarett Rehab & Fitnes In the late fall of 2016, two of the world’s most elite squash players, Mohamed and Marwan ElShorbagy, came to our clinic seeking guidance. Both athletes had become familiar with Zarett Rehab & Fitness the […]

Overuse Syndrome

By Joseph Zarett [Editors Note: We were talking with a number of players at the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open who told us stories about their positive experiences working with Zarett Rehab & Fitness. With the permission of two players, we asked founder Joseph Zarett to explain what specifically they had been working on.] Professional […]

Achilles Injury: Prevention

By Jeremy Mayer, US Squash National Team Sports Physiologist The Achilles tendon represents the conjoined tendons of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, made up of “strands” of fiber-like proteins called collagen. When the Achilles is compromised, these collagen fibers can become ruptured. This is normally a […]

Single Leg Strength for Squash

By Damon Leeedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist Single leg strength is essential to improving speed, balance and movement in squash. Many strength programs place too heavy a focus on double-leg exercises such as squats and leg presses, or other non-functional machine weight exercises such as leg extensions and curls. While squats can provide a great foundation and start point to developing […]

The Mind Game—Managing Competition II

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the previous article we discussed mental preparation in the build up to a match including using the warm up effectively to achieve a goal-orientated/play to win mindset at the start of every match. Let’s now consider areas we can focus on, and mental strategies we can […]

The Mind Game—Better By Mistake

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In some sports a mistake can be the defining movement between success and failure at the highest level: missing a gate in a ski slalom event; over-rotating on entry in a diving event; falling during a figure skating performance. The good news for squash players is that mistakes […]

The Mind Game—Fear of Failure: Playing to Win or Not to Lose?

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist Sport provides a great environment in which we can learn about taking risks, losing with good sportsmanship, and ultimately using our failures or losses to grow as athletes and individuals, and become more successful. However, the fear of failure is often what will keep many people in […]

Gluten-Free: Diet or Fad?

By Candace Chemtob With “A-list” movie stars, and nearly one third of Americans decreasing or completely eliminating gluten (Huffington press, 2013), why is “everyone” on this diet? And what is gluten? Gluten is a latin word meaning glue and is found mainly in wheat, barley, and rye. It is a naturally occurring protein that gives […]

The Mind Game — Self-Belief

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist and Conditioning Specialist In a diversion from the usual context of my articles around physical training, I wanted to venture into probably the most critical factor in influencing success in any competitive sporting environment—the mind! Let’s consider one mental attribute that, while not necessarily guaranteeing victory, will at the very least allow you to […]