Why Your Training Isn’t Paying Off

If you are knocking off killer sessions of intense pieces and working harder than ever and not seeing results I can guarantee your not focused. Training unfocused will leave you feeling physically exhausted and in a caloric deficit but further from your actual goals if you are an athlete. (A woman training in a sport […]

Use Hardships To Fuel Motivation and Ignite Passion


I simply admire and adore a good success story where people have taken a painful event and used it to evolve the core of their being. I have had the pleasure of being around many of these people that teaches you how to motivate yourself. That’s what I love about high-level sport; it gives us […]

Motivation to Train; Where to Find it When it’s Lost


My go-to type of motivation is called Identity Motivation and it is a form of intrinsic motivation that sport psychologists offer their athletes to remind them that they have motivation, they just need to tap back into it. The fact that you are reading this article tells me you once were motivated. Let’s just say […]

How The Mental State Can Improve Paddling Technique

Form. It dictates our ability to connect with the water in a positive and efficient way that translates to stroke power. Our form is the way we move our body while paddling. It is habitual either by training or by default and therefore has become a pattern of moving that our body has become accustom […]

Use Inner Strength To Elevate Your Performance

When we have inner power, inner strength and inner alignment we easily and effortlessly transfer this to our sport. Period. As a coach I see many talented athletes who are strong physically but without the internal resolve to execute their technical skills. To be a strong and skilled athlete we have to spend equal time […]

Tips To Ignite Motivation


Are you feeling unmotivated and looking to get motivated? Start with your thoughts. Catch yourself when feeling lazy, tired, sad, depressed and see what triggered those moods. Not to say I don’t favor a good pity party with all my comfortable poor me friends but I try not to stay too late! Yes, thoughts trigger […]

5 Steps To Program Emotional Well Being


Programming the mind and emotions is no different than the progressive training we do with the body. In fact, at this time in our lives it is wise to spend more time monitoring and caring for our emotional well being. Your emotional or mental well being goals at this point could be just to shake […]

Rest Week Advice


If you are an athlete who is currently partaking in a dry land training program I would like to challenge you to create a rest week goal! Practice extreme self care for 1 week. As we progress in training its important we prepare mentally, emotionally and spiritually (my term for inside work) for the increased […]

Exercise; Be The Observer Of Your Life


Mind/body connection. Best felt in nature as it is our nature. Our body holds the wisdom of what it requires to feel good. Its our conceptual mind that either allows this wisdom and acts on it or ignores it and files it away. The effects of being disconnected can feel like: depression, fear, worry, anxiety […]

High Performance Mental Programming


Visualization is a combination of connecting a clear and concise pathway between our consciousness, biochemistry and desired reality. The benefits of visualization is that the brain does not know the difference between what is real and what is imagined which is what makes visualization such a powerful form of mental programming that can enhance performance. […]

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