Category Archives: Canoe Slalom

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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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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Australian Schools Championship – Core Stability in Sport – ‘Boys Vs Girls’ competition to pull a bus!!!

Over the last 2 days I have been coaching Canoe Slalom Athletes competing in the Australian Schools Championship at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.  Schools from all over Australia brought their best athletes which delivered some excellent racing, possibly spurred on by New … 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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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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”Gold hopes for waterboys”, An interview I gave the BBC just before the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

I cant believe it is nearly 13 years ago since I raced the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.  In a way it feels like yesterday, but also a lifetime ago. This is just one of the many interviews I gave that … Continue reading

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Want to grow muscle and lose weight…

Can you remember your parents forcing you to eat your ‘greens’…  This article explains why you should do the same for yourself and your family.  Briefly explaining the benefits for muscle recovery, weight loss and mental health http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/value_of_vegetables.htm Image from … Continue reading

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What can you expect from me?

As your fitness mentor, I have over 20 years of experience to advise you on the steps you must take to create a fitter, stronger healthier you. Once you tell me what you want to achieve we agree a number … Continue reading

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What’s the First Step?

To meet and discuss how we combine the following options to help you achieve you goals. Diet and Fitness Advice We meet in a café (during your lunch break) to run through what you want to achieve and what

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Are we defined by the way we deal with mistakes…?

Sometimes ‘shit happens’… but are we defined by the way we deal with it? GB Team mate and friend Etienne Stott in gives an entertaining & inspiring insight to his journey to 2012 Olympic Gold medal success… 

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Get real BIG ARMS…

Contact me for correct loading, intensity and frequency of sessions!

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10 year old Byron McIntosh rolling his kayak, then hand rolls!!!

This is not easy, it took me years! I didn’t even get in a boat until I was 12! It’s a tricky process that takes

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