Category Archives: Mind

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. […]

5 things to think about when getting back to training after a lockdown.

Getting back to training after time off running depends on so many complex and interlinking components. It depends on how long you’ve been an athlete, your injury history, your age, what equipment you’ve had available to you during the lockdown as well as the natural genetic functioning of your body. In general, if you’ve had […]

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 […]