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.

My book and China trip

Book Yes, hard to believe but my first book about sprinting came out last week. It isn’t meant for sport scientists. Coaching (sprints) still is more of an art than a science. Averaged values and generalized principles hardly play a … Continue reading

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It has been some time.

I have been slacking a bit with my blog posts. I often stated that as a coach I use a three phase cycle. First, the phase of information-acquisition such as reading, listening, and observing. Then the second phase of processing … Continue reading

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Trust us…… we’re scientists or doctors

As you may have noticed in my recent blogs, I am getting a bit worried about the level of injustice and inequality in elite sports. What surprises me more I that very few people who definitely should, take the effort … Continue reading

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A provocative thought

1963: most of you probably weren’t born. But one of the greatest news items was the Great Train Robbery In Great Britain. A group of 15 men stopped a mail train that also transported money and robbed it from 2.6 … Continue reading

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Electro-doping

These days the crusade against doping is in full swing. It started last century almost at the same time the war on drugs , the war on cancer and the war on terrorism started. Any intelligent person reading papers or … Continue reading

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It’s about time.

It’s about time I start writing blogposts again. The only thing that stopped me from doing this was lack of time. How did I spend my time? Here is part of the answer: I downloaded numerous books since my last … Continue reading

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Will this be the end of track and field as we know it?

Having been involved in track and field for 30 years, up to 2004, it is almost impossible to ignore the recent total confusion and the destruction of one of the most beautiful sports: track and field. Open any news medium … Continue reading

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But what about genes?

Every athlete, better said, every living organism is the result of the genes of his/her parents. It’s our genetic blueprint, or the “map” on which we can have an overview where we can go and where not, before we travel. … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2015, welcome 2016.

It has been a while since my last post, for the very simple reason of being too busy to write a decent post. I am shocked to see that it is almost 6 weeks ago. The good side of this … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end for athletics?

The last couple of weeks we heard how WADA, or at least its director David Howman, basically pleaded for criminal prosecution of doping-athletes. This plea was well received by and even supported by many high-level sports executives in their quest … Continue reading

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