EA University

Workshop: Building The Modern Basketball Player

by Olivier Goetgeluck
Building The Modern Basketball Player Building The Modern Basketball Player is a workshop we teach to share the framework we use at Elite Athletes to develop what we believe are the essential qualities of the athlete in modern basketball. We will focus on three aspects: Basketball Skills Athletic Development Psychology of the Athlete Each of the subjects will be taught by one of our coaches with...

Our First Hypertrophy Camp

by Nick Goossen
The What - The Who We have a variety of people who train at our gym. From Joe Average to first division athletes, from 50 year old moms to 20 year olds who’re still looking to improve performance levels. We have two different main programs our clients can follow: Amazing at the Basics : a three day/week program which covers all the basic human patterns and challenges everyones mobility level...

Teaching without teaching: the indirect method of education

by Olivier Goetgeluck
A couple of weeks ago I went to a lecture that attracted me through the name that the teacher gave it, he called the lecture "Developing Common Sense." In this lecture, the teacher - Rik Vermuyten - compared intellect with intelligence. We went over the elements that make up more intellectual thinking and intelligent thinking. We talked about what was the oldest, more developed and more recent...

Habitual posture. Habitual emotion. Habitual thought.

by Olivier Goetgeluck
Observing people has always been one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy setting myself down with a book in a local café, pretend that I'm reading and then take a look at how the bartender is stressing out over clients, how people are enjoying or disliking listening to the story of a friend, people fighting verbally in cycling traffic, awkward situations of people meeting an old friend they would...

Squat Everyday: A Training Experiment

by Nick Goossen
PROGRAM Why did we start squatting everyday? Both of our New Year’s Resolutions were to put on weight on our 1RM Back Squat, respectively 40 and 50kg. We combined squat programs (Broz, Cory Gregory and T-Nation) to create a first edition of our Squat Everyday Program. We switched heavy and light workouts with challenges and squat assistance work. The first challenge that we used was 10 minute...

Top reads July-August

by Olivier Goetgeluck
Below you find some of my favorite blogposts, book quotes, workshops attended and videos I came online by in the past month. I hope you enjoy this format. It's a good way for me to recap and store some of the things I learn. I'm not sure yet about the categories used right now and whether I might have narrowed down the boxes too small for some of the subjects but I'm sure I'll figure that out. I...

Top reads June

by Olivier Goetgeluck
Below you find some of my favorite blogposts, book quotes, workshops attended and videos I came online by in the past month. I hope you enjoy this format. It's a good way for me to recap and store some of the things I learn. I'm not sure yet about the categories used right now and whether I might have narrowed down the boxes too small for some of the subjects but I'm sure I'll figure that out. I...

Top reads April-May

by Olivier Goetgeluck
Below you find some of my favorite blogposts, book quotes, workshops attended and videos I came online by in the past month. I hope you enjoy this format. It's a good way for me to recap and store some of the things I learn. I'm not sure yet about the categories used right now and whether I might have narrowed down the boxes too small for some of the subjects but I'm sure I'll figure that out. I...

Screening Results of 12 Youth Basketball Players

by Olivier Goetgeluck
Last week we screened all 12 boys of the youth basketball team we're guiding. In about 10-15 minutes per player we had a look at all their major joints, noted down their aches and pains over the season and finally as an experiment had them do a 10 minute standing practice session. Below we'll share what we found and what our objectives will be throughout their off-season movement training:...

Carl Jung on how to live a meaningful life in modern times

by Olivier Goetgeluck
I just finished this book on Carl Jung's thoughts on how to live a meaningful life in modern times. It's the most practical book I've read of him. Based on the book I compiled a list of what Jung believes makes modern man sick (both causes and symptoms) and what he believes can heal us. Jung's list of how civilization makes Modern Man sick (causes and symtoms) desire for material possessions urge...