Monthly Archives: June 2013

Room for improvement. Talent

I just wrote a  rather challenging article (in Dutch): “I don’t give a penny for a talent…..” So what does talent really mean? Being better than your peers at a young age? But that might tell us more about you … Continue reading

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Fit ….. but for what?

Is an Olympic champion weightlifter fit? To lift weights, definitely. But ever seen one running 10 laps around the track? Is a world class-marathon runner fit? To run long distances, absolutely. But ever seen one trying to clean more than … Continue reading

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Nike SPARQ Performance Summit 2013

Last week had the honor to speak at the 2013 SPARQ Performance Summit in Portland. Apart from meeting some long-time friends again, there was also time to have interesting late night talks with international colleagues from the US, Great Britain, … Continue reading

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Next week

Travelling and lecturing is not a good time for writing a decent post. Next week I will give you my report about the Nike SPARQ Summit. And for the people who where present there, like I promised, a list of … Continue reading

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Ten dichotomies part 3

7.  Training vs. rest One of the most basic and most often answered questions for any coach is: should we train and how often and how much? There seems to be an easy answer: yes, as often as possible and … Continue reading

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