Tim Noakes: Sports Scientist Extraordinaire, Redefining the Limits of Human Performance
How the modern, elite professional coach can benefit from a better understanding of Tim’s work. What points of resistance to Tim’s work are typical among professional coaches, and how are they best overcome. How has the human brain evolved to prevent catastrophic outcomes of intense exercise.
Differences between dehydration and hyponatremia and ultimately the very serious business of what causes people to die during endurance competitions.
From Tim’s brilliant TEDx Talk on June 12, 2012 in Cape Town:
Leadership is really about coaching. The best leaders are the great coaches. I learnt this with Lewis Pugh. He asked me if I thought he could swim around the Cape Peninsula; everyone else had said no, and I said yes. After he had done it, he phoned me and said, ‘I couldn’t have done it without you.’ I asked him why and he said, ‘Because you believed in me.’ That was when I became a coach.
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