Maximising experiences

I am a lucky boy. Lucky, lucky lucky (apologies if after only 8 words you are now singing Kylie Minogue’s hit or reciting sections of Monty Python’s Holy Grail). When I first started to work in high-performance I was fortunate to begin to work alongside a lady called Ailsa Niven (nee Anderson). My role was…

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Top 10. applications: No. 7 Seeking inspiration

When this topic broke in the mid to late 1990s I am ashamed to say I desperately misjudged the physiological mechanisms that underpinned the positive effect of inspiratory muscle training. In the 5 stages of innovation adoption, 1) Awareness. 2) Interest. 3) Evaluation. 4) Trial and finally 5) Adoption, I could not move beyond my…

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"What can you do to make the situation better?"

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama Before you read on, think of something that frustrates you, preferably something that really frustrates you (not someone, some-thing), keep it in your…

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***Supporting Champions: The Conference***

A specialist one day conference featuring some of the leading names in sport, sharing lessons from working with the world’s best athletes. ​ To register Click here ​ With the demand upon professionals going up and up and with current training and development options failing to enhance impact – we wanted to create a forum…

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Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

If you ever wonder what are we doing here?, why we do what we do?, what is it that we really get from the the Olympics other than a goosebump workout? is there a God?, should I have one more biscuit?, what is excess nostril hair for? (you know the big questions) Read these words…

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How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete. Preface part 2

For more performance insights join us at the Supporting Champions 3i Workshops Innovation: 19th Oct 2017 Resilience: 26th Oct 2017 Communication: 16th Nov 2017 Leadership: 23rd Nov 2017 https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/3iworkshops Part 2 of my Preface includes the chapter outlines… The first chapter describes my work with the legendary rower Sir Steve Redgrave in the final flurry…

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