Category Archives: Body

The art of cueing: a review of the First Principles of Movement webinar with Nick Winkelman

“Would you want to work for a micro-manager that didn’t set clear goals? Probably not. However, this is exactly how we are ‘managing’ our athletes’ motor systems every time we cue using overly technical internal cues that are void of a clear external goal to be achieved.” Cueing is both a science and an art. […]

Running Efficiency

We often here the term running economy or efficiency, but what does this actually mean and how can we improve it? In the scientific world, running economy is defined by how much oxygen it takes to cover a set distance at a fixed speed.  The underlying attributes of running economy are metabolic, biomechanical and neural […]

Running injuries: A biopsychosocial approach to empower athletes

“Fragilista: Someone who causes fragility because of his naïve rationalism. Also usually lacks sense of humor. Often fragilistas fragilize by depriving variability-loving systems of variability and error-loving systems of errors.” – N Taleb We are often told that running and injury go hand-in-hand. If you run enough or are pushing your limits then getting injured […]

Building the toolbox

“Thus I urge you to go onto your greatness if you believe it is in you. Think deeply and separate what you wish from what you are prepared to do.” – Percy Cerruty As runners we often obsess over needing to tick certain training boxes, whether it’s intervals, hill repeats, a tempo run or a […]

I am not remotely interested in just being good

“We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.” Vince Lombardi A little over a year ago one of our […]