12 Ways to Change Your Mindset and Become a Successful Athlete

We like to share the strategy we use at MoveQ to help athletes reduce the risk for injuries profoundly and make them perform more consistent for a whole season.


Training methodology is changing dynamically as new research start to shadow the old. We need to stay humble and be willing to accept, replace and adapt to the new principles. This is 2021 not 2000. It’s a new era in healthy training, sport, conditioning and rehab.

Most team sport clubs are struggling to keep the whole squad fit for the entire season. They have an enormous challenge with injuries mounting up and trophies are lost in the process. This is gambling with huge investments.


We have increasingly more evidence that human efficiency, reduced fatigue and injury mitigation in action & sports is not only achieved by developing bigger muscles as we were lead to believe. Bigger muscles do not guarantee you from getting injuries. Healthier connective tissue and conditioning elastic qualities of movement are more likely to improve human performance. Our goal is to move and perform with control, strength and rhythm to create movement fluidity.

To move and train in the Functional Sphere and in Three Planes of Motion or Three Dimensions (3D), gives us the fundamentals and a framework to make a transfer to a specific sport and skill. Based on our principles we find a strategy leading to the exercises/tasks. Moving in 3D is the most authentic and fundamental way of movement in both daily life and sports as the body is constructed to move this way. So why should we train or prehab/rehab differently?

We like to share the strategy we use at MoveQ to help athletes reduce the risk for injuries profoundly and make them perform more consistent for a whole season.

Some of our Sport Specific (SAID) guidelines:

  1. Injury mitigation. (Introducing a healthy stress-recuperation and pre-active physio and connective tissue release strategy).

  2. Training smart not harder with focus on quality of movement not muscles for longevity and performance.

  3. Test of personality and movement preferences (Action Types). We test o.a. the function of the eyes. It reveals hidden personal potential and helps finding the right man on the right place within the team.

  4. Perform regular a validated 3D test of movement ability to discover weaknesses and potential.

  5. Perform regular a validated test of general and sport-specific fitness qualities.

  6. Create a sport specific training environment.

  7. Make sure to stimulate the proprioceptors that are turned on for your sport.

  8. Spread out the “stress” to as many body segments and tissues as possible.

  9. Work a lot on eye-foot-hand coordination.

  10. Train with as much movement variability as possible! Change of speed, speed changes within a movement, load, resistance, position, direction, drivers, distance, hight, environment, rate and duration. Don’t forget to make your players the strongest were they need it the most... on the border of their range of motion and beyond. It makes the athletes more versatile and robust and the training more challenging and fun, something that increases the motivation to keep on improving. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257608760_The_Nonlinear_Nature_of_Learning_-A_Differential_Learning_Approach

  11. Introduce “chaos/unpredictability” in your training. It prepares for unexpected situations the athlete cannot control. It improves dynamic stability / robustness and makes them more adaptable / creative.

  12. Challenge your athletes with extensive use of cognitive tasks during execution of movement challenges. It stimulates/improves the neuro-plastic function of the brain and a.o. reduces processing time and improves complex coordinative qualities.

MoveQ education and training is based on the Applied Functional Science methods of Gray Institute and on the latest validated scientific findings.

Are you open to changing mindset? Incorporate 3D training into a practical & simplified trainings program to make you “Escape Your Limitations” Visit our website www.moveq.org to get inspired or for inquiries.


Article published by Leonardo Snelleman, Creator of www.moveq.org on 2nd Aug 2021


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