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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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What a surprise…..not!

Yes, I was there when it happened, standing high up in the stadium in Seoul, next to Charlie Francis, when Ben Johnson won his 100 meter final in an unforgettable way. It’s probably the picture and the 100 meter race … Continue reading

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Holiday time

Holiday time, so finally a few days off from my daily work and work in the high-performance business. Therefore this time a post beyond the world of sport and performance, about some things that make me wonder sometimes. I will … Continue reading

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Don’t just assume or copy: measure!

I love research, scientific research, or better yet, sport scientific research, but I try to not become blindsided by it. We have to realize that research has a completely different goal from coaching. It is a different process altogether, and … Continue reading

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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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