For many track and field athletes in the Southern Hemisphere (except the elites) the domestic season was concluded within the past two weeks. This becomes a period of down-time, transition and more importantly, planning for the next season. Depending on … Read the rest
A few years ago during the GPP, I decided to change one of my testing protocols from ‘running for distance’ to ‘running for time’. We had been using standard track tests etc, testing over 150m and 300m but at the … Read the rest
Introspection is about being critical and self-aware of your conscious thoughts and reflecting on and giving a self-assessment of how you are living your life.
This is key in a training environment. Particularly at the conclusion of a season, athletes … Read the rest
As Tupac wrote. ‘…things will never be the same’
This blog has been writing itself in my head over the past 4-6 weeks after listening to Derek Evely on the HMMR media podcast. The episode titled ‘Changes’ discusses the use … Read the rest
A placebo can have a very powerful effect. In a clinical sense, a placebo (the control) and the real drug (intervention) are given to patients to determine the therapeutic effect on an illness or disease. Both patients believe they are … Read the rest
Periodisation can be described as a long-term methodical plan to achieve optimal performance, whereby various physiological qualities are systematically developed, while also controlling levels of fatigue and the law of accommodation.
But is this actually reality? Do coaches (or athletes) … Read the rest
Selective thinking could be another way to describe the phenomenon of Confirmation Bias. Whereby, people begin to look for or confirm their own beliefs and ignore or undervalue information which may contradict their views or beliefs.
Essentially, people would rather … Read the rest