Race Day Preparation – Athlete

You may have practiced, seen or heard of these race day preparations before, however how many coaches and athletes follow all of these simple race preparations at every competition. Allow yourself time to go through your race day checklist in…

Race Day Preparation – Coaches

You may have practiced, seen or heard of these race day preparations before, however how many coaches follow all of these simple race preparations at every competition. Allow yourself time to go through your race day checklist in your own…

Psychological Resources

Here are some psychological resources that you may like to try in your competition preparation or training to improve your race day performance. RESOURCES > DEMANDS => PERFORMANCE How do we recreate emotions that may occur during race day or…

Coaching Philosophy

Rick Duncan’s coaching philosophy is to develop a potential athlete into being competent and competitive athlete, fostering positive and organized lifestyle principles that are respectful of fellow athletes, competitors and club mates.…

Understanding Training Heart Rates

Have you been asked by your coach to do a training effort at 50%, 70% or at Anaerobic Threshold? In reply have you asked the question, how do I know if I am training at that intensity or how do…

Sport Science Pre-Travel & Competition Information

TIME CHANGE – takes one day to shift body clock 1 hour, so start shift wake and bedtimes prior to travelling Medications Melatonin, from chemist, improves REM sleep cycle, 1 hr prior to bed Valerian, herbal sleep inducing 30 mins…

What Length Paddle Should I Use!

Since the introduction of the“wing”style blades in surf ski paddling, minimum research has been conducted to determine appropriate paddle length for optimal technique development, performance and to minimise injury. To date, surf paddlers have relied on the extensive research and…

Recovery Cooldown Between Events

This is a specific recovery to help you the athlete recover after your event, help disburse the lactic acid build up in your muscles and at the same time help your body prepare for the next race. If you don’t…

Hydrotherapy

As a serious competitor it is important to remember the three most significant parts of your competition day. A) Warm up and preparation. B) Cool downs between races. C) Recovery. A big part of effective recovery at the end of…

Contact Rick today to find out about how he can help you be the best athlete you can be!

We have regular sessions to analyse my programme and results.
Thanks to Rick I developed from a national athlete to an international athlete.

Maia Garner
British Champion