In Taekwondo training, a good Strength and Conditioning program is a vital component to your success, both short and long term. To gain a better understanding of a proper Strength and Conditioning program we need to understand some of the key elements that is in one.
While working with athletes, one of the many (if not the highest) issues I have to work on is an athlete’s relationship with their family for the benefit of their Taekwondo Training and Competition Success.
In the last article – Taekwondo Training – Periodization – we had a brief introduction explaining what periodization is and why it is important. Hopefully you have written your goals and your training elements down as advised.
However we now have all of this information and need to put it into a coherent plan that works in one direction taking us step by step closer to our ultimate goal. Whatever your goal is, whether it be making National Team for the Olympic Games or winning a local competition, the planning process is quite similar… getting to the Olympic Games just takes a little bit longer that’s all 🙂 Continue reading →
Ok, you want to eat something healthy, before, or after training, or even to have something to eat during competition day.
Well, I have the thing for you. In this video, I show you how to make one of the best and most nutritious foods out there. It’s high in protein, got essential fatty acids and high in fibre. They’re a meal in a nut! Continue reading →
In my last article I laid the foundations for the nutritional guide for athletic performance. I discussed the different types of foods that we have in our diets. In this article, I want to go through which types of foods we need to keep our bodies in peak condition.
Whether you do Taekwondo as a workout, or as a form of self defence, or like a lot of people as a sport they compete in, the quality of your nutrition has a direct effect on your performance. Whether that’s in the ring, in your personal life, in your work life or just doing day to day stuff. Your energy and enthusiasm in what you do is directly affected by the food you eat, and the quality of it. Continue reading →
One of the biggest problems I find with Taekwondo athletes today is the lack of good information on nutrition, basically what to eat and what not to eat and when to eat.
It can be a somewhat technical subject if you want it to be. But I want to make it as simple as possible for you so that you have something you can put into practise straight away and improve your Taekwondo training performance, and even your competitive performance if you wish.
Before I get into specifics, I’m going to give some basic nutritional information so that I know we are all on the same page. Continue reading →