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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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“Wearing the same shirts doesn’t make a team” – the phenomenon of team cohesion in sports

What is this so-called team cohesion that everyone is talking about in the field of sport lately? As the above quote states, it is apparently not enough to be wearing the same t-shirts, to have the same team name and … Continue reading

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5 things every pro athlete should master

A couple of weeks ago I finished reading a really systematic book in the field of strength and conditioning. What I mean by sytematic is that it covers lots of details but at the same time you get the clear … Continue reading

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Introduction to Sport Psychology. Lesson 2: This is only for professional athletes, right?

My last blog entry saw the start of the  ‘Introduction to Sport Psychology’ series of lessons, where I debunked the idea that Sport Psychology is only for a group of ‘crazy’ athletes and exercisers, who just need some extra help. … Continue reading

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When enough is enough: uncovering warning signs of burnout in (elite) athletes

Sven Hannawald, a former German ski jumper and multiple Olympic medal winner, surprised the sports world when he terminated his athletic career in 2005 due to burnout. And also former tennis world star Andre Agassi is thought to have suffered … Continue reading

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