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The Canoe – Film

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” This film captures the human connection and bond...

10 top tips for recovery after training

Written by Paul Yates | Gentoo Sports Training hard is great, and necessary to improve your paddling to a good level but its not the only thing you need to get dialled in. You need to be able to recover...

How To Live Beyond Your Life

JOE JACOBI - One of my more memorable whitewater slalom competitions didn’t take place at an Olympic Games or in a far away, culturally unique world capital. Instead, it is one particular race: our 1996 U.S. National Championships — a big deal for...

Thoughts on the Nelo Cinco design: or why is the nose upside down?

Written by: Gentoo Sports It’s been around for a few months now but the Nelo Cinco is still getting comments about its strange looks so we thought we should have a dig in to the ideas behind the changes. It’s been around...

Re-Building your confidence after injury

Jonathan Males | Performance1 - Everyone knows that whitewater kayaking depends on your ability to stay confident.  But a single bad experience can shatter this state of mind. The pain of an injury is a constant reminder that you...

The Dark Side of High Performance

By Jonathan Males | Performance1 Disturbing news from Olympic and Paralympic sport recently, with a few high-profile allegations of bullying in teams where athletes have felt vulnerable and unsupported. We call this the dark side of high performance, the inevitable...

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...

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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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