Monthly Archives: July 2014

Strawberry fields forever

Maybe you are familiar with this classic Buddhist story, often used as an example of mindfulness. “Once there was a Buddhist monk who practiced his meditation by walking in the forest each morning. One clear crisp morning, the monk heard … Continue reading

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Diet – don’t buy it! Part 2

Here are three common wrong assumptions in nutrition: 1.    Everybody has the same nutritional needs. Obviously not true, even apart from gender, age, weight, physical activity, every human body is different from the outside, but even more so from  on … Continue reading

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Diet – don’t buy it! Part 1

Ever since I started as a coach I have asked myself: how important is diet (or nutrition and supplementation) for the performance of the athlete. After 40 years of hard work I just don’t get any closer than…… it depends. … Continue reading

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From quantified-self to qualified-self. Or: from senseless numbers to useful Knowledge.

This weekend there was an article in the newspaper about the different brands of smart watches, i.e.  the combination of watch, heart rate monitor, stride counter and GPS systems. The movement that started this idea of progress through self-measurements is … Continue reading

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Autonomic nervous system (ANS) and training

The ANS is an relatively important component of our nervous systems and very important for all aspects of performance. First of all it branches out to almost all organ systems in our body, controlling many important vital physiological functions too … Continue reading

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Seminar Methodology of Training 2.0

Pff, yes, the timing wasn’t great and the preparation time was short, but I think we pulled of a great seminar. We wanted to keep it small 20-25 persons, but in the end almost 60 people showed up, despite the … Continue reading

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