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Adding Value To The Technique Toolbox

Delivering coaching clinics is a unique skill that gets better with practise, the same way training for a paddling event does. Paddling is a constant learning process which means the way we teach is forever changing too. It’s that dynamic that I find myself learning as I’m teaching, learning better ways to get my information across or finding better ways to drill a person into improving their technique. My latest theme of teaching has been, rather than showing someone the ‘correct’ technique, I am instead adding to their tool box or weapon accessory of techniques which they can draw upon...

Sports periodization

Sports periodization is the systematic planning of training with the goal of peaking the performance of an athlete or team for a specific event. Periodization training breaks up your overall training cycle in into different phases that each focus on developing something different. My training has followed this basic concept since I first discovered it at university over 6 years ago using periodization to plan my training cycles in preparation for important paddling races during the year. This all depends on how many important races you have and how much time you have which sometimes means sacrificing non-important races for...