Author Archives: Elo Heinaste

The price of gold – how bad do you really want it?

„If it feels too good, then it’s wrong“, says Christian Olsson, a famous Swedish triple jumper in his interview for a documentary called „The Price of Gold“.  With this sentence Olsson states that practices and exercises shouldn’t feel comfortable and … Continue reading

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A little party never killed nobody. But should the athletes do it anyway?

„Phelps goes bong“. “Northug to go to jail for drunk driving crash and run”. „20 athletes who always party like it’s spring break“. Headlines like these catch our attention in the media but are definitely not surprising anymore. Everyone knows … Continue reading

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Train to get fit or get fit to train – when did your six pack become more important than great performance?

Hanns Johst was a famous Nazi writer who came up with the line „Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver“. Okay, I may overdramatize the situation here but at the moment I feel almost the same … Continue reading

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Men in tights – the triumph of compression garments in sport

It was 1993 when the parody of the Robin Hood story (Robin Hood: Men in Tights) came out and I did not find it funny at all. Now, in 2014, a common sight at work is men in tights chasing … Continue reading

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Play that funky music white boy

If you have ever coached a group of young Caucasian players then you have most likely heard  the question „Why can’t I dunk like this black player?“.  Whenever I start to coach new athletes, I always stumble upon the same … Continue reading

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