For Athletes

Seedlings and Young Athletes


I was fortunate to attend the prestigious University of Stellenbosch where the academia was robust, the sports was intense and the socialising was plentiful. While most students might be consuming cheap beer in a dingy pub, we had the privilege of sipping on internationally acclaimed wine from the surrounding vineyards. The occasion would commence with some wine-tasting (none of us ...

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Health Heuristics

Fresh Food

A ‘heuristic’ is a procedure that provides a simple, adequate, often imperfect answer to a difficult question. Think of it as a ‘rule-of-thumb’. For example: ‘Only shop in the outside aisle of the grocery store.‘ (think meat, veggies, fruit, eggs, etc) is a heuristic. Not perfect, but a good place to start. Another one, courtesy of Jeremy Sheppard, is ‘Only ...

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Search4Hurt 2

Since our episode of Search4Hurt aired last week on ESPN, people have asked Dave and I some questions about the training we do, our philosophies and beliefs, and if that was a typical session, etc. Instead of replying to everyone individually I thought it might be easier to just write on blog that answered as many questions as I could. ...

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Organic… Where the burden of proof lies


How do you know if someone eats organic foods? They tell you… While that joke may be old, it is very close to the truth: people who eat ‘organically’ seem to shove the idea down our metaphorical throats. And it annoys many of us. This is evidenced when people quote those studies which suggests that organic foods are not shown ...

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What to do when it rains (Tennis)

Mitchell Ben

Due to the unpredictable weather conditions during this year’s Wimbledon the topic of rain delays have potentially affected the outcomes of a number of matches. For coaches and players there is always the dilemma of what to do during the delay – take a shower? Head to the gym? Cool down or keep warm? Of course there is no one ...

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