thoughts & notes

May 7, 2017

Most people think their technique is fine, their technique is normal – they think to do better they just need to get fitter. They have never considered that their level of performance is perfectly aligned to their ability to move. The link between their ability to move...

April 2, 2017

Recreational athletes may have the biggest reason to get competitive yet. In April 2017 New Zealand will host the World Masters Games in Auckland. The event, convening over 25000 athletes from 48 different codes, is the best reason in the world to pick a sport and get...

March 5, 2017

Has the school playground robbed your sporting success?... What effect did your school years have on you?

Many recreational athletes have a tough time thinking of themselves as an elite athlete. In fact they shake off any ambition in their sport at all. I’ve heard every...

February 5, 2017

This tip is for adults starting to train and wanting to increase their training and intensity.

Getting fit to train is important because it can maximise your enjoyment and make your motivation last for a lifetime, avoiding burnout, injury or periods of down time. Your b...

January 8, 2017

Is to maintain focus easy to say, harder to do? Not really when you have a formula that works for you. The "how to" around maintaining focus is talked about far less than the need to do it. Essentially it is a matter of steps tailored to the task  which when repeated g...

December 4, 2016

It’s the time of year when people all over the country, if they haven’t already, start to pull out tents, dust off collapsible chairs and get ready to enjoy the fun of camping in New Zealand.

If you’re anything like me the long break between last and this summer puts a...

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