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It’s seminar time! The first Helping The Best To Get Better Seminar.

As I announced in an earlier post, I am proud to announce my first seminar since 15 years, taking place November 18, in Hilversum, the Netherlands. For good reasons I decided that attendance will be by invitation only. If you … Continue reading

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What has changed?

An interesting question that came up last week. Well, working in the field of elite sports performance for almost 40 years, one can see changes from then till now. So what are the major differences between working with elite athletes … Continue reading

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Never do an exercise just because you can…..

At any seminar or course where I lecture, I see colleagues coming up with fantastic, complex, cool and challenging exercises. Look around for athletes lifting a kettle bell while standing on a Swiss ball with one foot, the other foot … Continue reading

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Hypergravity and more…..

  I remember our first brainstorms about muscle adaptation to load. Not long before that moment, astronauts had walked on the surface of the moon where gravity is much lower than on Earth, (Earth: 9.81 M.sec2 = 1G; Moon: 1,62 … Continue reading

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The World Championships surprises

While recovering from the accumulated lack of sleep caused by watching the World Championships Athletics the last 10 days I observed a few interesting things. I guess everybody  noticed the many surprises, positive and negative: Mo Farah and Usain Bolt … Continue reading

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Peaking for beginners.

Isn ‘t this what it is all about? You trained hard for that particular competition and now you want to be the best you can be. Or are you just training to train, or training to compete no matter what … Continue reading

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Nature teaches, we learn.

Holiday is always a good time for slowing down a busy brain, reset the mind and let some new ideas come up. Science, mainly biology, physics and chemistry, is always my primary interest, much more than sport to be honest. … Continue reading

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Why almost all our ideas about training are wrong (or at least: based on the wrong assumptions)

In the last post I already indicated the importance of the individual. I have been going through a lot of books lately to look at the same information I have looked at before, but this time from a different view. … Continue reading

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New developments

Yes, it looks like I am slacking on my blog posts a bit. The main reason is I am working on two new books at the same time, which takes a lot of my time. In the meanwhile I have … Continue reading

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The elephant in the room for improvement.

I admit, this is one of my hobby horses and I like to ride it hard and often. In many fields of life, industry, medicine and sports, the scientific management principles of Taylor, mind you more than 150 years old, … Continue reading

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