Back to Back Issues Page
Sporting Excellence #017 => Oct 2006
October 27, 2006
October 2006

This newsletter is brought to you by:

http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com

You can view back issues online here:

http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/Sporting_Excellence-backissues.html

-------------------------------------------------------

TABLE OF CONTENTS - OCTOBER 2006

-------------------------------------------------------

Here's the contents in brief for this issue of Sporting Excellence

1. Rugby Training Articles Added

2. Quick Tip - Prevent Over-training

3. Are You a Health/Fitness Professional?
Here's How You Can Earn Over $100k a Year Online

4. Ice Hockey Training Articles Added

5. How to Master A Sport Specific Skill Quickly and Easily

6. Triathlon Training Articles Added

7. Badminton Training Articles Added

8. Martial arts Training Articles Added

-------------------------------------------------------

1. Rugby Training Articles

The rugby training section has now been completed with relevant training articles added:

Click here for the rugby training section.

-------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------

2. Quick Tip - Prevent Over-training

A lot of top athletes take their pulse first thing in the morning before they even step out of bed. If, on any morning, their pulse in 10 beats per minute higher than average, they take the day off (or at least keep training very light). An elevated heart rate might be an early indication that the immune system is under stress. It could signal the onset of a cold or infection or it might simply mean the body has not fully recovered from the previous day's training. In any scenario, strenuous physical exertion may do more harm than good.

-------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------

3. Are You a Health/Fitness Professional?
Here's How You Can Earn Over $100k a Year

I've now been running Sports Fitness Advisor for 4 years. When I started, I knew nothing about the world wide web and marketing myself online. I still don't have a clue about all the technical stuff - building websites, search engines and so on. But, I now "work" a fraction of the time that I used to and I'm fortunate enough to earn more than I ever thought was possible from this industry. And it's all because of one man...

His name is Ryan Lee. Through his course, Ryan showed me how to set myself apart from the crowd. At first I was able to make simple but profound changes to my day-to-day personal training. He showed me exactly how to price and present my services so that I was being paid more money for less time. And the clients I attracted were a joy to be with - those who take everything on board. Not only that...

Ryan taught me how to set up fitness camps and clinics based around my particular expertise. It's something I never would have considered or felt comfortable with. It's easy, seriously, and a lot more lucrative than seeing one client at a time! I learnt how to get high quality training space for free, I became a minor celebrity in my local area (ok, it was 15 minutes of fame - but 15 minutes that had several high profile publishers asking if I'd write them an article). Then I delved into the unknown...

The Internet! What I know now is that if you can point and click a mouse, you can build a website. Ryan showed me how to get started. And probably THE most profitable guidance I ever received was develop my own products. It's staggering how simple it is to create CD's, DVD's, e-books, audio books, training courses - all very professional looking too.

The program that me started is called Sports Training Profits and it consists of 6 audio cd's, a comprehensive manual and best of all... Ryan's "million dollar rolodex" - containing all the resources you need to get started. The program is not particularly cheap, but then for me it paid for itself in the first week and many, many times over since. It does come with a full, no-questions-asked guarantee though, just in case it's not for you.

Who is the program for? Essentially every health and fitness professional including personal trainers, strength coaches, sports coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, and the like (ignore the fact that it says "sports" in the title).

If you'd like more information on the course click here to go to Ryan's website.

P.s. if this is something you'd like to pursue, and you buy the course, send me the receipt (just reply to this e-mail) and you can e-mail any questions you have about marketing yourself online.

-------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------

4. Ice Hockey Training Articles Added

The ice hockey training section has now been completed with relevant training articles added:

Click here for the ice hockey training section.

-------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------

5. How to Master A Sport Specific Skill Quickly and Easily

Here's a great technique you can use to improve and master any specific skill in your sport... or any sport you fancy dabbling in for that matter...

And it takes just minutes to perform.

If you play soccer, perhaps you'd like to improve your free kicks at goal outside the 18yard box la David Beckham. Just about to go skiing for the first time and want to look like a natural? Or maybe you'd like to nail those "parachute" chips around the green like Tiger Woods.

This technique uses a role model to help you feel your way into the skill. Many athletes tend to be kinaesthetic in nature - they can feel movements easily and have excellent co-ordination and a highly developed sense of body awareness.

So choose a role model in your sport.

If you're able to, try and find a videotape of them performing. Failing that get footage of any elite sportsperson performing the skill you want to master.

Ready? Step 1 - Sitting comfortably, watch your model performing the skill on tape a couple of times. Watch closely - their movement, their posture and mannerisms. Now pause the tape.

Step 2 - Close your eyes, take another deep breath and relax. Try to re-create the footage you've just watched in your mind's eye. Do NOT try and be prefect. Just see your role model, see the colors of their clothing, a few details in the surroundings and background. Hear some of the sounds on the tape.

Step 3 - Open your eyes. Take another deep breath and close your eyes. This time, visualize the very start of the movement. Freeze the picture in your mind. Imagine stepping into your role model's body - like putting on a new suit of clothes. Imagine what they see from their perspective. What do they hear? And most importantly notice how they feel - wiggle your toes and fingers in your mind - imagine how that feels. How do their clothes feel?

Remember there are no right and wrong answers. What ever comes to mind is perfect.

Step 4 - With your eyes still closed run through the movie until the end of the skill. Keep the same perspective though. You are seeing what they see rather than looking on from a distance. Feel the movements. Feel the positions of your arms and legs. Feel the speed, the balance and poise. Your role model is performing the actions and you are simply noticing how it feels from their perspective.

Step 5 - Run through steps 1 - 4 another two or three times. In total this should take no longer than 5 minutes. Do this once a day for a week and see how you feel.

-------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------

6. Triathlon Training Articles Added

The triathlon training section has now been completed with relevant training articles added:

Click here for the triathlon training section.

-------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------

7. Badminton Training Articles Added

The badminton training section has now been completed with relevant training articles added:

Click here for the badminton training section.

-------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------

8. Martial Arts Training Articles Added

The martial arts training section has now been completed with relevant training articles added:

Click here for the martial arts training section.

-------------------------------------------------------

That's it for this issue of Sporting Excellence.

Remember if you have any questions regarding this issue's content (or sports training in general) I can be contacted at:

http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/contactus.html

All the best,

Phil Davies (editor)

Back to Back Issues Page