Category Archives: Athlete

Can you run faster than public transport?

Awesome 🙂

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BLAST FROM THE PAST – 2004 interview with Olympic GOLD medalist JOE JACOBI

During the build up to the 2004 Olympic I had my own athlete website and I just found all the old documents!!!  Including my theories on racing, training, interviews with athletes/coaches and I want to share them with you. In … Continue reading

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My #IceBucketChallenge with the help of some VERY willing athletes.

Just as we were about to shoot, Ciaren ran off to be sick.  We had just finished our session with some Peak Lactic Sprints. . .  He was fine a few minutes later and it all added to the fun … Continue reading

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The secret to elite level sport performance

Elite level performances happen across many sporting disciplines at major championship events regularly as you can see in the video.  But how and is there a secret training formula?   Not really, it is all about consistently executing an accumulation … Continue reading

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Tenderstem Broccoli, Sundried Tomato and Walnut Salad

Another great recipe from Julie Montagu! If you don’t know the name, you best remember it!!! She has lots of really tasty veggie based meals and most are quick and simple… I hope you enjoy this and her other recipes … Continue reading

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You guys are all TOP GUN!!!!! Oceania Open and final Australian Team Selection Race – Coaching seniors & juniors athletes from the USA and Australia… Its been challenging as a coach too!

 Photo: Legend Ricki Powell Team USA – AKA ‘Goose’. As the sun sets and the Oceania Open closes, and yet another National Team selection race concludes I am emotionally exhausted.  As a coach I believe and feel for all athletes … Continue reading

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My Fitness Diary #1 – my head still believes it is controlling the body of an athlete.

This diary shares my personal fitness challenges as I strive to stay lean, fit and strong without getting bored. My whole body has a lingering dull ache, especially my lower abs and legs.  Simply sitting down to write is a mission. … Continue reading

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What makes a truly great athlete? Is success a gift they are born with or developed?

I am privileged that I have many friends around the world that are truly great athletes across many sports and yes some are Olympic medalists.  They all have very different personalities but they do have similar attitudes built on key personality … Continue reading

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The fastest boat on the river – Rowing 4 vs Kayaking 4. (whats the difference between rowing and kayaking anyway?)

Last night in Melbourne, Australia a fierce competition was fought for bragging rights to ‘the fastest boat on the river‘.  It was a very tight race and you can watch the video clip to see who won! (and now you know the … Continue reading

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Its the way they won gold that is important…

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS now the World Team Champions and to Jess Fox the individual World Champion. When I reflect back on my training sessions with Jess Fox, Ali Borrows and Ros Lawrence all I remember is laughter… There was soo much … Continue reading

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Learning Olympic Lifts – the Dead Lift

Olympic lifts are great for core stability and work a large number of muscles at the same time.  They are very common exercises with most athletes and currently ‘trendy’ in the mainstream fitness industry due to Crossfit.  Anyone can learn … Continue reading

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How to follow a ‘steep’ development curve – athletes, coaches, trainers & fitness fanatics!

In my experience many athletes are unable to correctly identify & exploit their own strengths. They are very good at critiquing peers and often focus too much attention on their own perceived weakness.  A good training plan/ log shows individual … Continue reading

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How strong do you want to be?

A 6 week gym program (from me) and you will be much stronger… but how strong do you want to be? Programs are ideal for those that want a structure to achieve a goal or hit a target.  I write … Continue reading

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Definition of a Mentor

Definition of a Mentor = A mentor does not tell someone what to do… They share personal ‘experience & knowledge’ to ‘help & inspire’ others to achieve their goals.  (Stuart McIntosh, 2013)  Click to see   ‘My Mission Statement’

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A Formula for Developing Successful Results

In November 2012 I started a 5 month coaching contract for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with the National Canoe Slalom Team, working with the senior, under 22 and junior teams. They are a great bunch of young athletes … Continue reading

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The most successful have no concept of failure!!!

backflip by Guerlain Chicherit at Tignes ski resort, France How do we know what we can achieve…? This image of an incredible first ever car backflip was taken in February 2013 at Tignes Ski resort. The driver, Guerlain Chicherit, spent … Continue reading

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