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6 February 2020

The role of diet & nutrition in sports performance

It is no secret that in the modern world of elite sports, nutrition has become a vital variable that can influence the performance of an athlete. It is not by chance that we often read about athletes’ strict eating regimen. Whether it is the intensive keto diet LeBron James used to lose weight, or Michael […]

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12 December 2019

Periodisation: a systematic planning of athletic training

Periodisation is the long-term systematic planning and division to maximise performance to coincide with important competitions of the season and involves structuring the annual training plan into phases. Utilising a periodised training approach for sports also enables better management of performance variables such as load, intensity, fatigue and recovery. A well-structured periodisation program can enable […]

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7 November 2019

The 4 benefits of strength training for sports performance

Strength training has increasingly become more popular as an additional method for athletes to improve performance in their sport. Whether it is golfers, triathletes or basketball players, the modern sports science community almost unanimously agrees that all athletes can benefit from some degree of strength training. Not so long ago, the common wisdom was that athletes just […]

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25 September 2019

Tackling the stigma of mental health in athletes

AN INCREASINGLY NEEDED CONVERSATION An important, yet often neglected topic of discussion in the world of elite sports, is the mental health of athletes. It is often easy to forget that despite all the accolades, prestige and fame, professional athletes are nonetheless human beings, and like everyone else, can experience a variety of events that can […]

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4 September 2019

Kairos and Northern Ireland announce partnership

The Northern Ireland men’s football team aim to maximise preparation and boost performance of players for upcoming international fixtures, by utilising Kairos’ revolutionary Scheduling solution. Click image to start video Belfast, 04 September 2019 – Kairos, the world’s most effective platform for optimizing the performance of elite athletes, is providing the Northern Ireland men’s football team […]

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27 August 2019

The sportsman flow: a psychological approach to the zone

“ Man, I don’t know, I was just in the zone…” Every athlete has said these words at least once after a particularly successful event. For basketball players, there are “nothing-but-net” games, for tennis champions some tournaments just become streaks of “down-the-line” winners. As a golfer, I’ve had days where my ball and the green […]

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8 August 2019

Henderson’s road to the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Asia, outside the traditional heartland of rugby union. This September, the world’s best 21 teams will fly to Japan to defend their colours and become the trophy-winning nation. Amongst this year’s teams is Ireland, and amongst its delegation, Ulster Rugby captain Iain Henderson. The rugby star […]

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16 July 2019

One golfer’s quest for the Claret Jug

Can an outsider, coming into form at the right time upset all the odds?  On Thursday, 156 players will tee off to compete in the oldest tournament in golf history, the legendary Open Championship. Historically held in England or Scotland, the Northern Irish town of Portrush will be hosting the major tournament this year, for […]

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2 July 2019

Wimbledon: how do the world’s greatest tennis players prepare to excel on grass court?

11:30am, July 15th 2018- watched by several million people, Serb tennis legend Novak Djokovic has just defeated 6-foot-8 Kevin Anderson on the most renowned grass court in the world. Novak is no stranger to victory, especially in slam tournaments, but there is something special about this win… This is not only the culmination of a phenomenal […]

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21 June 2019

Managing school and the pool: meet Elena Wassen

Today, hundreds of thousands of young elite athletes throughout the world strive to be successful both in their sport and in the classroom. It can be quite challenging for teenagers and young adults to find the right balance between education, personal life and sports. Even the most dedicated young person will eventually have to make […]

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14 June 2019

The new era of elite sports performance

Sports legends: that’s what we call sports professionals like Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Usain Bolt, and Michael Jordan. These athletes do not just play a sport; they are the face of their respective sports, a source of inspiration for present and future generations, the reason why many kids spend […]

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7 June 2019

From boots to suits

70 caps for Ireland, 229 for Ulster (still the most capped Ulster player ever) and more tries than one could count in a Rugby career: Andrew Trimble’s record speaks for itself. The Coleraine born rugby child prodigy has animated crowds from Ravenhill stadium in Belfast, to Soldier Field in Chicago to the Stade de France, […]

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