Author Archives: Henk Kraaijenhof

About Henk Kraaijenhof

My name is Henk Kraaijenhof and I started this blog as a random collection of concepts, ideas, stories and events that are important or interesting to me in my work as an international performance consultant in a wide range of fields, and sometimes outside of my work. I will try to post a new entry every 3-4 days. Feel free to comment if you like.

An exotic supplement.

I very well realize that this advice is against the current tide of sports organizations as far as nutritional supplements is concerned. But here is the thing….. I could not care less! In my opinion an athlete has the right … Continue reading

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Welcome to the surrealistic world of high-performance….

I started a small company called “Performax” in 1989 and I invented my own job title: performance consultant. Mainly because that was the world I lived in: creating champions or at least assisting athletes to become champions at the highest … Continue reading

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Finally….

I almost started to feel guilty, having neglected my blog for such a long time, but there is time to collect and the time to share. In this very moment I entered a new phase in my “career” if you … Continue reading

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Turn, turn, turn…..

The title of a great song by the Byrds, and the reason why I did not publish a post recently.There is a time to teach and a time to learn, a time to write and a time to read, a … Continue reading

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Generations

One aspects of starting coaching again is that you realize how very time-consuming coaching really is: not only the travel to the track and the workout itself, but also writing training programs, go to competitions and training camps, communicate by … Continue reading

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Sprinting mechanics ….. old school, new school, or no school?

The old school/new school idea as far as I can trace back, arose some 10-12 years ago in  the US, when the concept of front-side mechanics came up (1) Front- side mechanics is the in itself plausible idea that the … Continue reading

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Recent random observations and musings

Is there an “I” in team? An often heard commonplace in the Netherlands, repeated like a thoughtless mantra, when talking to team coaches about the relationship between the role of the individual and the team:  “there is no ”I” in … Continue reading

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The Third Helping The Best To Get Better Seminar.

Our third seminar was a great success. Interesting topics, great international speakers, a smart audience, and lots of networking during and after the seminar. What more can you ask for? On Friday evening Dec.7 we organized a special Masterclass with … Continue reading

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Finally …. found the time for a new post.

Absolutely right…….I have been slacking on my posts. The reason is, as you maybe guessed:  lack of time. Since a few months I started coaching a young athlete again, so I spent time out on the track after 14 years, … Continue reading

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The 3rd “Helping The Best To Get Better” – Seminar – December 8, 2018

Yes, it’s here again, another seminar for the open-minded, quality-oriented coach or therapist. I am proud to be able put together such a great line-up with a simple organisation, but who am I to say that, convince yourself….. Speakers: Fergus … Continue reading

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