Episode 51

Sport Science Is Broken: We Can Fix It


March 22nd, 2021

29 mins 14 secs

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About this Episode

In episode 51 Henk Kraaijenhof, Performance Consultant, joins us.

Specifically Henk will be looking at:

  • Developments in science
  • Issues with science & coaching
  • Fixing these issues
  • Roles of specialists in a team

About Henk

" Henk Kraaijenhof (1955) started as coach in sports in 1975. Right from the start he had the opportunity to work with elite athletes at national and international level in many sports. He became 3 times national champion in the 400 meter with a personal best of 47.4.

Originally his roots were in track and field, but he extended his expertise to other sports. In this position he coached and advised many world class and Olympic athletes. Characteristic is his quest to discover the limits in human performance of his athletes.
He is a high-profile coach who has his own integrated and well-founded vision on sports and human performance.

His job can be expressed in one title: performance consultant, he helps people to perform at their best and stay healthy doing that.
To get from coach to performance consultant needed time, dedication, knowledge an experience, that is why he intensively cooperated internationally with many scientists, doctors and researchers, in order to be able find the synergy between all performance-related factors."




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