About the Author
In 1989 I started a basic 2-year education in math and physics at the University Centre of Roskilde, Denmark. Finishing that in 1991, I started on a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Copenhagen. From 1994 to 1998 I studied part-time in order to complement my educational efforts with practical teaching experience in a high school (physical education). I completed my Masters degree in 1999, writing a thesis about "Weight Training and Plyometric Training to Improve Vertical Jumping". With the help of one of my University teachers I made contact with one of the top Danish volleyball teams in 1997. About half a year later I started working with the National Men's And Women's Teams, a position I held until 2000. In 1999, shortly after getting my Masters degree, I became the first full-time Strength and Conditioning Coach hired by the Danish National Elite Sports Institution (Team Danmark). I have worked with internationally ranked athletes from a variety of sports including volleyball, figure skating, judo, ju-jitsu, wrestling, fencing, waterskiing, tennis, table tennis and badminton. The accomplishments of those athletes include European Championships (waterskiing), World Championships (badminton), World Games win (ju-jitsu) and Olympic medals (table tennis and badminton).