Monthly Archives: February 2013

Not gifted

I know a few respected colleagues that have mastered the ability to see things that I never could see. One of them could see if his high jumper is taking off at an angle of 36.5 or 37.0 degrees, another … Continue reading

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HRV: new road or dead end street?

HRV or heart rate variability is a rather old tool to monitor the status of the athlete. HRV was already used in the 1960’s and 1970’s in the former USSR for this purpose. Nowadays unfortunately HRV is promoted and praised … Continue reading

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Recovery: a second thought.

Whereas many books have been written about training, very few books have been written about recovery. As we know recovery is an essential part of training, it takes place in the period of time after the actual workout. It consists … Continue reading

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Health: a “new” perspective

Most of the time we look at health in a negative way, from the perspective of the lack of it; when we are sick, when we need a doctor and when the doctor diagnosis an illness or pathology. But let … Continue reading

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Fieldtrip: yachtbuilding at Royal Huisman

After a very turbulent week I finally found time to update the blog. I believe that man is designed for moving on land, not on water, otherwise evolution would have  equipped us with fins (there is a theory that it … Continue reading

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Innovation or in-no-way-vation?

I am used to raise the bar high in working with clients, athletes and coaches. That is necessary because nobody will learn to jump higher by lowering the bar! In 30 years of coaches education I tried to come up … Continue reading

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