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Coaching yourself: a matter of science. Interview with James Lawrence.

James Lawrence, American Ironman, very famous for his record to have done 50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 States.   You look like that kind of sport man that work harder and harder to reach some special results. Do you have some special way to train? We definitely have a formula. We manage intensity versus volume and monitor everything very closely. We want to be in a 15 to 20% ratio of high intensity to 85 to 80% low intensity recovery work. Our formula is SOAR: Stress Optimize Adapt and Recover. Do you think this formula is right for you or is it adaptable to anybody? SOAR has very important scientific bases and can be adapted to anybody. You have to work hard the right times, and you have to allow your body to Recover and Adapt. A lot of times people miss out on the recover process because they believe that you have...

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Leadership as caring people.

Interview to Deepak Trivedi, sports consultant for London Olympic games and now Tokyo Olympic games, head of European and Asian projects for New York based firm Strategic Influence, member of the National Speakers association and has spoken and consulted with many organisations such as Microsoft. He teaches Sports and Leadership programmes in 5 countries.   You have a lot of experience but what is that a big company needs from you that is not already present in the company? The main reason for a company to hire people outside the organization for working on an issue is that they want an outside perspective that is completely objective. The insiders are connected each other with loyalty and attachment and are more likely to open to a stranger about any problem that may be. You work as Leadership consultant. What do you teach? Let’s talk about the organizational aspect. I think that the most important thing in any organization should...

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Mind training – an interview to Diana Bacosi

Interviewing Diana Bacosi, the gold medalist in the Women's Skeet at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. Hello Diana: could you tell us how to train in specialist skeet? A practitioner of my discipline is, first of all, trained into the routine, even to the point of monotony. As any other athlete we wake up early and repeating the same technical gestures again, again and again, with the objective of making that innate and as automatic as possible.   What is the work of a skeet coach? The coach first and foremost plans the season, to have me in the best shape for important competitions. There are a number of factors in this sport that impact the mind: a certain level of psychological stress, the boredom of the repetitiveness of gestures, the recovery after a break. Obviously the coach is the cornerstone to creating the psychological calm needed for any athlete.   What are the...

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Only a dreamer become a champion – an Interview to Daniele Garozzo

Interviewing Daniele Garozzo, the gold medalist in the Men's Individual Foil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. Daniele, you’re the best fencer in the world. How is a gold medal earned? We could say that you win it like any other one, but you earn it in a lifetime. It requires tremendous dedication. I started practicing at seven: I have always dreamt of that medal. What is needed is both luck and talent, but mainly a strong will for training.   Taking a look at the history of the renowned Acireale fencing school, and the champions that belong there, it seems kind of obvious that the environment is a cornerstone to creating champions. I was lucky to have been accepted into such a wonderful school, and they helped me a lot. We weren’t many people, but there was a positive environment, that made me feel at home, as i would be with...

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