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Time- and energy saving tips for the explosive athlete.

1. Don’t warm-up 2. Don’t cool down In principle the above could be the shortest post I ever wrote. But of course, the recommendations above need some explaining. As we all know coaches are in general 20-30 years ahead of … Continue reading

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CAS = kangaroo-court

It isn’t often that I feel the urge to speak out, but as a wise man once said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. I decided at least to speak … Continue reading

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Strength training, transfer and wearable resistance.

I bet that most of us will agree that strength levels are strongly related to performance in explosive sports. The discussion could be about what kind of strength has the strongest relation, maximal strength, explosive strength, power, or more specific … Continue reading

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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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