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.

Is it just me or ……

Recently I read an analysis in Dutch sportmagazine in disbelief….. it was about my profession as a coach. Holland has 17 million inhabitants and 4.3 million are somehow engaged in sports. Holland has 400.000 coaches (it’s not clear what the … Continue reading

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Training camp.

After 14 years, I started actively coaching athletes again, or rather … one athlete. Call me stupid if you like, but I just could not resist the challenge to see if I still can make a difference. I choose a … Continue reading

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An example of a training program

Program Mohammed al Malki preparation Asian Games in September (see the post before) After my last post, a few coaches asked me to outline how Mohammed’s training program would look like. Notes: This is the program as made and executed … Continue reading

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Interview with Mohammed Al Malki, the Omani track star.

Phil Zimbardo, in his book The Time Paradox, wrote about the time perspective of humans. Some people prefer to live in the past, some in the present, others mainly look forward towards the future. I like to learn from the … Continue reading

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The second Helping the best to get better – seminar

Last weekend we staged the 2nd HTBTGB-seminar and again we can look back with pride. I think the lineup of speakers was very good and the wide range of topics offered something for everybody. Attendants came from all over the … Continue reading

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Fitness and performance sports: a mismatch?

Sometimes one has to step back from his her work and environment in order to see things more clear. One of the things I have been thinking about is the growing influence of the fitness-industry on elite sports and the … Continue reading

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Second ‘Helping the best to get better” Seminar

Also during the last few weeks I recruited speakers for the next ‘Helping the best to get better’ Seminar, Saturday March 24, 2018 again at Hotel De Witte Bergen, Hilversum/Eemnes, Netherlands. Again Bill Laich, much appreciated at the first seminar, … Continue reading

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A bit of coaching philosophy.

I admit, it has been a long time, way too long since I wrote a post. I did not retire or even slow down, rather the opposite I might say. In the last two months, all of sudden, a lot … Continue reading

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Transfer of training – A sneak preview of my next book.

Transfer of training is an extremely important issue in the training of athletes. Let me explain this, because what is training? Training is the planned, goal-oriented process consisting of the repetition of physical exercises with the intention to improve the … Continue reading

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Times of change.

What a month it has been. When one gets older, yes, you will too, life often naturally slows down as a preparation for retirement. Not in my case however, I am busier than I have been in a long time! … Continue reading

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