Monthly Archives: May 2012

Exploring the fundamentals: what do sports teach us?

Recently one friend showed me the “Remember the Titans” movie, which is an American sports film based on a true story. For those who have not seen the film (and I strongly recommend it), the story takes place in 1971 … Continue reading

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Going back to the basics: the importance of functional movement

In many fields of everyday life we try to skip „some“ steps, thinking that we can reach the goal quicker and easier. However, we often stumble across problems and realize that missing parts are crucial for having a strong and … Continue reading

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Competitive Anxiety and the “Selfish Brain”: a call for sport psychology

For many (elite) athletes, the profession of the Sport Psychologist is equal to that of a Psychiatrist. Some athletes refuse to even contact a Sport Psychologist, as they do not want to visit a “shrink” or they feel that they … Continue reading

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Balance – not just a simple skill

I was once instructing core training for 16 strong male basketball players. Their task was to perform some balance and coordination exercises in the warm-up – this was simply to get them ready for the “real deal”. However, to my … Continue reading

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