Category Archives: elite sport

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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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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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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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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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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Any fitness goal is a little daunting

Every fitness goal should feel a little daunting at first because “YOU just don’t know what you are capable of or what you can achieve until you try.” Its such a awesome feeling when you start something new, suddenly it … 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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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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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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