16-03-2018 Willem Hilberdink

Values and Philosophy for Coaches - Part II: Training Philosophy

The second part of this three part series discusses the framework of - and need for - a training philosophy for a CrossFit box. In my previous blogpost in this series I described coaching values, their goals and practical application. I outlined how core values play an important role in how we act as coaches in relationship to our community and athletes. So, what's the difference between coaching values and a training philosophy?

28-02-2018 Willem Hilberdink

Values and Philosophy for Coaches - Part I: Core Values

What sets a great coach apart from a good coach? After taking way too long finishing a Philosophy degree followed up with three years of leading a growing team of coaches being Head Coach at UnScared, it became clear to me. If I’m unaware of my own core values, there is no real meaning to - or philosophy behind - the words that I use when coaching, I’m simply just another person telling another person to work out. Every great coach has a set of coaching values and a training philosophy as a fundament for their coaching style and the physical workout they expose their athletes to.

08-01-2018 Mirwais Mehrab

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: Do they work? How do I keep them?

The start of the new year is the remarkable moment that millions of people undertake an effort in setting new goals, also known as ‘New Year’s resolutions’. This also means a lot of people will make new fitness goals. Therefore I’ve reviewed the scientific literature to investigate resolutions and its effectiveness, and also predictors of success. 

03-01-2018 Jeremy Regensburg

Onmisbare oefeningen voor iedere CrossFitter

CrossFit presenteert zich als een 'complete' sport, maar of dit in de praktijk zo is hangt volledig af van de programming van je box. Welke dingen zijn nu belangrijk voor blessurepreventie en belastbaarheid in het dagelijks leven, die minder voorkomen in typische CrossFit workouts?

06-10-2017 Jeremy Regensburg

De beste schoenen voor CrossFit

Als je een CrossFit box binnenloopt en eens kijkt naar de schoenen waar mensen op trainen zie je veel verschillende schoenen. De nieuwste Reebok Nano's, Nike Metcons, Nobull lifters, Chuck Taylors, goedkope hardloopschoenen van de Scapino, Vibram five fingers... Noem maar op.

In deze post wil ik kort uiteenzetten wat de voor- en nadelen zijn van bepaalde schoenen in bepaalde situaties en jou en je atleten hopelijk op weg helpen naar de juiste keuze qua schoenen.

18-09-2017 Willem Hilberdink

Intensiteit zonder "Injury"

“Constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity” is het oude credo van CrossFit. De sleutel tot het succes van CrossFit is intensiteit; helaas betekent “intensity” wanneer het te veel, te vroeg of verkeerd wordt toegepast, vaak ook “injury”. Met behulp van een belangrijk concept uit de StrongFit trainingsfilosofie kan elke coach veilig 100% intensiteit toepassen op zelfs de meest onervaren atleten, zonder dat blessurerisico een zorg is.

18-07-2017 Jeremy Regensburg

Waarom heeft UnScared geen open gym?

We krijgen regelmatig de vraag waarom UnScared geen open gym heeft. Veel andere CrossFit boxes hebben dit immers wel. Je kunt dan aan je eigen weaknesses werken, trainen wanneer het je uitkomt, op je eigen tempo trainen en je hoeft niet mee te doen met de programming die wellicht niet 100% aansluit bij jouw doelen.

06-07-2017 Nolan Mooney

The Summer Six Pack

The temperature is rising, the sun is shining and after the cold dark winter months are minds are starting to shift gears. Winter sport has come and gone and now we start daydreaming about getting out to the sand and the sea; the beach. Wether it be the windy dunes of Scheveningen, the meandering rivers throughout the Netherlands or my personal favourite, the glorious San Diego, California, once we have made the decision to make the trip, many of us begin to worry.

04-07-2017 Anna Swisher

Coaching Weightlifting in the Age of Sport Technology

The level of sophistication in training athletes, including weightlifters, has increased exponentially over the last few decades. An explosion of tech products, such as wireless accelerometers, fitness trackers, motion-capture systems, barbell trackers, and apps for seemingly everything, has given coaches and athletes the ability to measure and track virtually anything. Now that technology has opened up what is possible, the focus must shift towards learning what is worth tracking and how it can be integrated into decision making.

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