Monthly Archives: August 2014

Timing: the ignored factor in training and performance: chronotyping and chronotraining.

We always assumed that in taking medication it would not matter when you take the pill: morning, afternoon or evening. But science proved us wrong: chronopharmacology is a relative new branch of science in which the timing of application of … Continue reading

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Grass skiing and transfer

It’s end of august, the grass is green, the sky is blue, it’s 20 degrees Celcius, and I am at 800m altitude, in other words: perfect conditions for downhill skiing. Yes, I watched a Swiss regional junior team preparing for … Continue reading

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Help, my training is not evidence-based …….

Evidence-based practice, the magic words that I have been hearing buzzing around for the last 10 years.  “Is your work evidence-based?”   “We have to work evidence-based, otherwise……” I heard it from physical therapists, doctors and sport scientists. As a coach … Continue reading

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The athlete has a brain, why do we neglect it?

For many years coaches and scientists have spent most of their time studying and working the heart and the muscles as the main “performance organs” of the athlete, and no doubt they are important. They must have taken millions of … Continue reading

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Need teambuilding? Use your nasal spray.

I won’t go as far as the people who say that psychology is biology not understood yet, but I came to this subject because an acquaintance of mine recently asked me ‘what is the main factor in team performance?’. Often … Continue reading

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