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Ben Brown’s Athlete Roast

Writer: Ben Brown As an athlete, the only thing more satisfying than a solid week of training, is a solid week of training reinforced with great nutrition. The actual act of training is important, but your body’s response and adaptation...

Want to improve your performance? Then develop new habits

By Jonathan Males | Performance1 We’ve long advocated the power of a 1% improvement – but this only adds real value when the change sticks. Then you can add a new 1% change, and your growth starts to accelerate like...

Stay motivated – Preventing burnout and staying fresh

Jonathan Males | In the Flow - Motivation is a key component in all the paddling disciplines, and the most successful paddlers demonstrate Mastery Motivation – the attitude, determination and commitment to achieve mastery over yourself, your competitors and...
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Why are some sprint athletes perceived as the world’s greatest technicians?

Writer: Rob van Bommel | Sportscene A week ago I came across a video with Knut Holmann (Norway) racing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The person who posted the video on YouTube classified Holmann as "technically the best...

10 tips to regain your motivational mojo

Firstly, rest assured that everyone has bad days, but while your motivation fluctuates your commitment to your goals should stay constant.   Try these 10 tips to regain your motivational mojo: Have a ‘high definition’ vision of what you want...

Depression and comeback in (paddle)sport

Jonathan Males | Performance1 - It takes resilience to compete at the highest levels of our sport, and even the most successful competitors will experience the pain and disappointment of failure at some time in their careers.   Normally the...

Ten suggestions on kayaking in hot climates locations

By Jez Jezz At one time in everyones paddling life, you will paddle in a destination that is just bloody hot. As a paddler who has been instructing for nearly two decades living in Australia and having successfully followed the summer...

The 3 types of mental training for paddlesport athletes

Writer: Jonathan Males | Performance1 Not all your training has to be on the water or in the gym. In fact you can add a powerful dimension to your performance by including short mental training sessions that will develop your...

Sex wins – sex before sport has its benefits

Research into the effect sex has on sports performance suggests that as long as the interaction occurs 10 to 12 hours before the athlete takes to the field, it makes little to no difference to the athlete’s output. Of course,...

Books canoe polo – skills and tactics

The book, Canoe Polo - basic skills and tactics has become a standard reference and is used by players and coaches around the world. Canoe Polo – advanced skills and tactics is new and targeted at high performance coaches...

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Up the creek without a paddle…

By Richard Fox | Sportscene If you’re planning to attend the canoe sprint world championships in Racice, Czech Republic, in August, make sure to check...

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