Sun Exposure, Vitamin D and Sailing [32]

Feature photo credit Aitor Alclade Colomer / Lloyd Images Why sun exposure is Vital to your health and performance. The nature of our sport requires that we work, train, commute, compete and socialize in the outdoors. Of all the outdoor sports, we likely have one of the highest exposure times to the sun consistently through the…

Importance of the Long Game Perspective… [31]

Disappointed in competition? Mike Kuschner provides some insight: Losing a competition, getting an injury, not advancing to the series final; disappointment is synonymous with competition. This month, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup qualifying competitions in Bermuda has seen many professional sailing teams eliminated from moving on to challenge the defenders, Oracle Team USA for the…

Quality Coaching is Eternal [30]

Six tips to finding a coach that fits: Fitness, just as much as fashion experiences, fades. As coaches we’ve been privy to them all, answering questions from our clients on everything from the ab roller to hot yoga and ROMWOD. As crazes make their way through the gym, rather than entertain each one, we see…

Make Chewing Great Again – Food Hygiene [29]

Digestion Starts In the Mouth   “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates There’s no escaping this reality: We are what we eat. This statement means much more than an individual’s physical appearance. Your food choices influence your personality, thought, recovery, and energy levels throughout the day. Proper…

Schedule Your Success as an Sailing Athlete [28]

Why a calendar is a critical tool for sailing athletes Just as your sailing training and competitions have a distinct schedule, your body and mind also thrive on rhythm. Fitting in time to keep the rhythm for peak performance is key. Finding time within the day, week, month for being an athlete as a sailor…

Understanding Energy System Training [27]

Photo:  OPEX Athlete Scott Ewing completing aerobic training with repeatable 5 min intervals with 2 min rest for multiple sets. Energy System Training is a training methodology by which people do various levels of work to try to increase overall ability to complete work. It has proven to be effective in building people’s ability to continue…

Thoughts on Leadership [26]

How to Lead as a Learner   Leaders; the best ones have the character, position and vision to energize their followers and make the world, or at least work, a better place. Right?  Well, not quite.  Or at least, not only.  From Iran, to Rwanda, to Great Britain, nations upon nations are holding elections in 2017…

Cooper Dressler – Elite Performer Q&A [25]

There are many in the sailing community  we consider the legends of the sport; the ones who have taken our sport to the next level as an athlete and/or coach.  As part of Sailing Performance Training’s continuous mission to inspire, empower, and enable sailing athletes to reach their highest potential, I have started to interview…

How Expectations Kill Performance [24]

Gain the Mental Edge with Objectives that Build Confidence. In the final months leading up to the America’s Cup and with coaching the Next Generation USA Youth America’s Cup Team, I think back to what was considered the greatest comebacks in sporting history when Oracle Team USA beat New Zealand in the last America’s Cup…

Readiness For Sailing and Fitness [23]

Feature Image has OPEX Athlete Stephanie Roble sailing the 49erFX.  Photo credit: @wricketson Readiness can be defined broadly as the state of preparedness of persons, systems, or organizations to meet a situation and carry out a planned sequence of actions … Readiness in sport has been an area of investigation and research for some time….

The Importance of Joint Mobility and Stability in Sailing Athletes [22]

Feature photo credit goes to my good friends and training partners Carl and Otto from Sweden in the Olympic 49er class.   My aim for the Sailing Performance Training platform is to provide ongoing education to the sailing community of higher order movement, nutrition, and mindset principles that enhance performance in our sport. Thus, in this…

How to Eat During A Regatta [21]

There are hundreds of different ways to tackle this difficult question. If you are looking for the simple answers, you are more than welcome to move on to some free online eating templates for athletes to follow, however they are not going to understand or be able to help you perform optimally for your sailing…