There has been tremendous dispute between sports psychologist regarding the research findings about athlete’s individual personality characteristics and its relationship to sports performance behavior. Despite the controversy many sport psychologists believe that personality is highly correlated to sports performance and individual personality characteristics have great reflection on athlete’s behavior during sports events. (Gill, […]
The training system : The overlooked part to optimize individual performances
In order swimmers and coaches to achieve optimum performance and to be able to reach a personal goal, they must accept that our surroundings are changing milliseconds by milliseconds and that everyone needs a system to optimize their competition performance. I can talk for endless hours about swimming skills, techniques, training programs, strength and conditioning […]
The term sports injury, in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm-up and stretching.
Everybody can fail and can underachieve, this is part of our nature, the difference between failure and success can be marginal, however by simply having and integrated athlete development system the possibilities of failure can decrease dramatically. As I coach, I had to set up a notion for continuous competitive development and handle the responsibility […]
A charismatic coach can make you achieve greatness :
Coaching performance is critical in order swimmers to achieve a set of goals and to reach their full potential . Coaching charisma and leadership can define the outcomes of the competitive season or cycle and can affect individual performances . How do I define charisma: In my own terms I can define coaching charisma as […]
3 key physiological parameters related to elite cycling performance
Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) is characterized by the upper limit of human’s body aerobic functioning and is a parameter that characterizes the effective integration of the central nervous, cardiopulmonary and metabolic system Day et al., 2003, cited by (Lucia et al., 2006).