Monthly Archives: December 2012

Five rare gems

While looking at my book collection this week – my athletes always kindly called them “Henk’s children” – I reflected on which books I value most in terms of content and impact. Let’s look at training: there are quite a … Continue reading

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Books on my desk 1

People who know me or have visited me, know that I am an obsessive-compulsive book buyer (and reader). Many people ask me which books I would advise them to read. First of all: it depends a lot on what you are … Continue reading

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Podcast No.2

Podcast number 2 is up, the second Podcast for the coming CVA/SPS seminar in Richmond in 2013 is up. That’s what you get when you have too much spare time 😉  Just click on the link below. https://www.dropbox.com/s/4jduxdnkvuntte0/Henk%20Podcast%202.wav?m

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A specific exercise: but what is specific?

The term specificity is often used by coaches when determining whether an exercise is general or specific.  Specific in this context simply means: an exercise or movement pattern (or a part of it) that looks like the dominant movement pattern in … Continue reading

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Field trip: Practice what you preach

For me as a coach, leading by example is an important aspect of coaching. Yes, it is easy to advise people to behave a certain way, but behaving different yourself.  Since mental toughness and mindsetting are main issues in my … Continue reading

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Go hard or go home

A short interview about the use of Viagra as a performance enhancing drug. http://www.rtl.nl/actueel/editienl/video/#/59883c12-d2b4-4bab-8d8a-98f3459c52ac/Keihard%20door%20viagra/

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Field trip: Glass blowing

This weekend we experienced the making of Christmas tree decorations. And yes, it was fun as you can see. Videolink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAqbnWUtYC0

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Why Timothy Ferriss is smarter than most coaches ….

“Train as much as necessary, not as much as possible”  – Henk Kraaijenhof, in: Timothy Ferriss:  The 4 Hour Body “Do as much as necessary, not as much as possible” – Henk Kraaijenhof, in: Timothy Ferriss:  The 4 Hour Chef … Continue reading

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Field trip: We met the meat

A few times a year with a couple of friends we try to explore things that we don’t do in our boring daily office jobs . In our society we are getting more and more detached from relevant reality and … Continue reading

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Sports training 2.0

Although sports has been practiced for centuries, the knowledge of how to train i.e. how to improve performance and how to win competitions, is relatively young. A serious approach to the science of training only started in the 1950’s and … Continue reading

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