MOBILIZE AND ACTIVATE YOUR BODY
Ryan Thomas videoreview
Our main goal was to become fit to play full matches and to play well in the Confederations Cup in June 2016. And the long-term goal was to lay the foundation for a successful career for the coming years. To reach these goals I cooperate with John Black, performance strength and conditioning trainer in Zwolle. From September 2016 to January 2017, the frequency of treatments was 2 to 3 times a week. From February 2017 until May 2017, the frequency of treatments was 1 to 2 times a week.
Ryan’s match performance improved in the second half of that season. In the Confederations Cup in June 2017, he was one of the revelations of this tournament. Season 2017-2018, he was one of the best and most consistent players in the Dutch league. This videoreview by Ryan is from June 2017.
Karolína Erbanová videoreview
Czechian Karolína Erbanová was a world-class speedskater. Karolína was complaining about a few overloaded areas in her body which resulted in a poorer skating technique in the season 2015-2016 with poor results. The causes were old injuries such as: an old ankle injury left, a big toe injury right which lead to overload in back, groin, neck and shoulders.
The goal was to become increasingly competitive with the other world top speed-skaters sprints during the season. The connection with the top 5 of the world reached Karolína at the beginning of the second half of last season. In the summer of 2016 we started regular sessions from the second half of August, once or twice a week. In January 2017 Karolína became European Champion sprint. And also in the World Cup races and the World Championships distances and sprint there was an improvement of the results with a podium place or a top 5 place during these competitions.
The 2017-2018 season starts for us in May 2017. The goal was to close the gap with the fastest on the 500 and 1000 meter. This would make Karolína one of the favorites for an Olympic medal at these distances. From May until October I was intensively involved in optimizing performance. From november I treated Karoliná several times per week in between her international competitions.
On the Olympic games of 2018 in South-Korea, Karolína won a bronze medal on the 500 meter with a finishing time of 37:34. This videoreview by Karolína is from June 2017.