Monthly Archives: January 2013

Muscle fibres: a real story, one of the few ……..

These days on  many websites and internet forums about fitness, training or muscles you will find  a lot of discussions, ideas and opinions regarding muscle fibres. Most of them however do not seem to have a clear idea about muscle … Continue reading

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Who cracks??

Already at the start of my career as a coach I was puzzled by the well-known phenomenon that some athletes always seemed to peak (that is: performing their year’s best performance) at major championships where others seldom seemed to fulfil … Continue reading

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Periodisation: a fossil from the past?

There is no denying that if you plan, divide or schedule the training load over time, you are periodising. In the past mainly coming from the East Block several periodisation models have been proposed. We can think about the periodisation … Continue reading

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The information black hole.

Not too long ago Philip Zimbardo wrote a book called: The Time Paradox in which he describes the ways in which individuals think within the framework of their “time-orientation”. Some people mainly relate to the past, some people live in … Continue reading

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Strength training equipment 2.0: Exentrix

The use of equipment in strength training is not new. It started with simple implements like dumbbells,  medicine balls, cattlebells and barbells to equipment like  benches, leg extension, squat rack and machines, leg press etc. Followed by  special apparatus were … Continue reading

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Coach: generalist or specialist?

Coaching is a multi-faceted job, with many different aspects, amongst others: talent detection, recruiting, motivating, educating, coaching, scientific aspects, etc. At one level: coaches can be more science and technology oriented or more human oriented with a focus on “people … Continue reading

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