Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do coaches learn too?

This week I had an interesting talk with a good friend of mine, Charles van Commenee, former Technical Director of UK Athletics. Since we are both giving lots of presentations and lectures for coaches, we asked ourselves: do coaches really … Continue reading

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Force/velocity-graph: some practical real life examples

In the post before you have been reading about the value of monitoring the strength training process by simply making a force/velocity-graph and the force/power-graph. For that has been a great step forwards in make the strength training workouts for … Continue reading

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No-powerlifting and the force/velocity-curve.

Yes, maybe I have been boring you with too much non-technical information about training and coaching. Of course, most coaches want to know the secret recipe, the golden exercise, the magic tool, that changes his/her athlete into a medalist overnight, … Continue reading

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Coaches and education, an ongoing concern …. of mine.

After working with many world-class athletes  from all over the world, and travelling quite a bit , I decided took take it easy in my old days, planning to take up gardening, solving Sudoku’s, playing bridge or finally starting to … Continue reading

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Going bananas.

It was early this morning when my mobile phone rang. The lady at the other side of the line was calling on behalf of a national public radiostation. And wanted to know my opinion about the following news issue: bananas … Continue reading

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Forget “natural”.

A few days ago I received a challenging question from a good friend of mine, personal trainer and coach, Jurjen Groen, and the question was: “what is do you consider to be “natural movement” ?”. An interesting and intriguing question … Continue reading

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