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A Year On Tour With Vittinghus - A Badminton Podcast
21 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Patron Q&A & Latest News
This episode offers you an update on my latest Danish League matches, what's been going on for me since the latest pod and answers for a lot of patron-questions! You can see the full list of questions answered in the timestamps below: 01:00 Update on three league matches and what's next 09:55 Start of Q&A - How do I keep myself motivated to keep training consistently in between events when there are big breaks 11:35 Explaining why I use compression clothes when I play 13:15 How much do I squat in the gym in terms of both sets, reps and kilos 14:40 What is my body composition (fat/muscle) & what is ideal for badminton players 16:35 Advice for how a 34-year old can still improve his badminton game 18:25 Explaining my focus points in training right now 19:40 Wrapping it up Thanks for listening!
26 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Tokyo 2020 Highlights & What's Next
The podcast is finally back! Got my laptop fixed and found some time so I'm finally able to provide you guys with an update from me. This episode is fully focused on my Olympic experience, giving you a few of my highlights of the event where I watched more badminton than I ever have before! I also go into what's next for me, what I'm looking ahead to, how I see men's singles develop in the next 12 months and why my early loss at the Danish nationals doesn't bother me at all. Glad to be back and I really hope you guys enjoy it too! Thanks so much for listening and please consider becoming a patron/supporter of this podcast too - gives your lots of extra perks. Check it out at patreon.com/vittinghus!
61 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Toby Penty - Dealing With Alopecia & Getting Past That Final Hurdle
I love this episode a lot as I really find Toby's story so inspiring. Having to deal with a full loss of all his hair on his entire body with all the mental issues it brings along with it and trying to be the best version of yourself on court certainly haven't been easy for him. But he says himself he's now at a better place than he even was before being diagnosed with alopecia - get the full reason why in this episode. Lots of other interesting topics as well, like why he's training most of the time at his own club, Wimbledon, instead of the national centre in Milton Keynes. We also go into the story behind his rather odd finals statistics at internatonal level where he started off 0 for 6, but then reeled off 5 straight wins! All this and much more in this 1-hour episode. I really hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed chatting to Toby. Thanks for listening and please consider showing this podcast a little love by supporting on patreon.com/vittinghus if you enjoy what you hear!
53 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Kim Astrup - Tribute To Markis Kido & Much More
Today's episode features Danish doubles ace and good friend of mine, Kim Astrup! This is one of the few guest episodes actually recorded sitting right across each other, so please excuse us for the little bit of background noise for a few very short sections of the interview. We mainly focused our chat on the Tokyo Olympics and on getting a deeper understanding of Kim's (and his doubles partner Anders Skaarup Rasmussen) mentality on court, but we touched on several other topics as well. We obviously also had to pay tribute to the legend Markis Kido, who sadly passed away at age 36 on June 14th. Below is a short rundown of the different main topics during our talk: 2.45-7.15 Tribute to Markis Kido. 7.15-19.45 Tokyo Olympics, preparations, expectations, goals and what Mathias Boe has taught him. 19.45-38.00 Being controlled by your emotions, dealing with pressure and expectations from yourself and others and why finding the right mindset every single time is so tricky. 38.00-41.30 Modelling tips from the main model of the Danish team & how Kim suddenly realized he’s now one of the old guys! 41.30-43.35 Tips for left/right handed combinations. 43.35-48.10 Kim and Anders’ relationship, future and why he’s calling Anders Badminton’s Benjamin Buttons! 48.10-49.50 How much training is done with and without your partner as a doubles pairing. Hope you all enjoy the episode! And please consider becoming a patron on www.patreon.com/vittinghus to support the podcast and get benefits like early access, personal shout outs and chances to win prizes each month!
51 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Beiwen Zhang - Doing It Her Own Way
Ever wondered what Beiwen Zhang thinks of never really having a coach beside her for the big events? Or what it was like to move away from China and her parents at age 13? Perhaps you even wondered why she would move from the national team in Singapore to doing things on her own in USA? Search no longer for these answers! It's all in this podcast along with a lot more - and some fun stories about how entering USA was quite chaotic, not just once, but twice... Feedback from the patrons of the podcast is that this is a very enjoyable listen, so don't miss out on this one! Thanks for listening - and please consider supporting the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus, which will give you early access to guest episodes, exclusive live group chat/Q&A sessions with me every month and a chance to win prizes each month as well. It will also give you lots of good karma... :-)
20 minutes | May 11, 2021
New Scoring System?
This episode is a little different than usual as it is a part of an interview I did with the guys at The Badminton Podcast some weeks ago. In this part of the interview I share my take on the new proposed scoring system, which is very likely to be agreed upon at the BWF AGM on May 22nd. Get to know why I'm more concerned about the possible effects it might have on recreational/lower level badminton than it will on the professional level. I also share why I actually disagree with some of my colleagues on weather or not we should have had a bigger say in the matter - and why I think, if you are against the change, it's a little unfair to "blame" BWF if it gets voted through! Thanks for listening and please consider becoming a supporter of the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus if you value the content. It gives you lots of benefits, the newest addition being the chance to join a monthly live session with me exclusively for patrons.
15 minutes | May 4, 2021
Bronze It Is!
This episode contains a rundown of my semifinal loss against Anders Antonsen. I'll also provide you with insights into why the positive COVID-19 cases of Axelsen and even Lamsfuss (Germany) makes some sense. Finally I'll go into my plans for the immediate future with Malaysia and Singapore Open (perhaps) coming up. Also this is the first post after reaching my goal of 50 patrons, so make sure to tune in and hear what's now in store for all of them and who won the special prize of the month of April! Sign up at www.patreon.com/vittinghus if you want to join in. Thanks for listening and the support everyone!
12 minutes | May 1, 2021
European Championships - Medal Secured!
Update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, where I've struggled both physically and mentally with quarantine issues! So far so good in terms of the badminton though, so this update offers you some insights into the entire situation and my matches on road to tonight's semifinal against Anders Antonsen. Thanks for the latest reviews, comments and ratings, please keep it up as it really helps the podcast get out to a wider audience. And remember you can always support the podcast and get lots of benefits on my Patreon: www.patreon.com/vittinghus
17 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
European Championships & More COVID Troubles!
First update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine and it's not the most positive one... Tune in to find out why I'm now in some sort of quarantine here and why traveling to events at the moment is really testing my patience and even motivation some times! Thanks for all the latest ratings, shares, reviews and comments. Means a lot to the growth of the podcast and me personally. Please consider becoming a patreon too: www.patreon.com/vittinghus. Any little donation helps!
65 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Ville Lång - Playing To Your Strengths
Finally back with about guest episode and this time with the highly entertaining Ville Lång from Finland! Ville is a former world no. 21 in men's singles who retired in 2016, but before doing so, he managed to win 15 international titles and 10 Finnish national championships in a row! In this episode we talk a lot about how he tried to beat players, who he saw as superior players in terms of skill, by playing a lot of mind games and dominate them in the mental game. We also dig into some of his career highlights like beating Tzu Wei Wang in the final of Scottish Open after being 4 matchpoints down - and another epic comeback at the Swedish Masters 2014. Generally this is an episode full of fun anecdotes and stories, which is no surprise as Ville is one of the most charismatic players on the badminton tour the past couple of decades. So don't miss out - you'll also get to know Ville's future plans for Finnish badminton, both as a coach and a board member. All of this and much more packed into 1 entertaining hour! If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast and consider signing up as a patron on patreon.com/vittinghus to support the work I do with the podcast. Thanks for listening!
8 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Orléans Masters - Semifinal
Thoughts on my semifinal performance: what worked, what didn't work and what to learn from this match. Also a look at what's next for me in the coming weeks and months. Finally, I'll find the winner of this months main prize, a racket from FZ Forza. Join on patreon.com/vittinghus to be in with a chance of winning next month! Thanks for listening everyone!
7 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Orléans Masters - Welcome Back To Top 20
Great performance in the QF of Orléans Masters against Ditlev Jæger Holm and I'm now back in top 20 of the world rankings (next week)! Tune in to hear more about how pleasing this performance was and why I succeeded in making it a rather one-sided affair today. Also a few thoughts on the challenge tomorrow's semi final presents! Thanks for listening! And please consider supporting the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus.
8 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Orléans Masters - Round 3 vs Chirag Sen, India
Short recap from another hard fought win at Orléans Masters - this time against Chirag Sen from India. Also a few thoughts on what to expect from the quarterfinal tomorrow against Ditlev Jæger Holm. Enjoy! Please consider supporting the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus and leave a comment or review to help the podcast grow.
8 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Orléans Masters - Second Round vs. Joo Ven Soong
Short recap of my first match, a second round win against Joo Ven Soong, Malaysia. Trying to let you in on how I had to work hard on the mental side of the game to stay in control of my thoughts and focus on the gameplan. A lot of the things discussed in an earlier episode with sports psychologist Jakob Hansen actually came in play today! Next up is Chirag Sen, so this episode offers a few words on that challenge as well. Enjoy! Remember you can support this podcast and get a chance of winning prizes each month, have early access to all guest episode and join a monthly livechat with me, by signing up on patreon.com/vittinghus. No binding, charging once a month and completely up to you, how much you want to support with. Thanks everyone!
11 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Orléans Masters - Why I'm Here
Quick 10-minute update from Orléans, France where I'm currently at to take part in the Super 100 event Orléans Masters. The episode covers why I've signed up for this event, which includes a fight for an important 4th seeding spot at next month's European Championship. You'll get updated on my experience being here so far as well, just as I'm also looking ahead to my first match, which will be against either Joo Ven Soong, Malaysia or Johnnie Torjussen, England. I'll also reveal why it's a good idea to become a patron of the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus before the end of this month - as the prizes next month are great. I'm also just 3 patrons shy of beginning to offer my monthly patrons-only livechat! Hopefully you'll find it an interesting 10-minutes - so thanks a lot for listening. I appreciate it a lot! Link to all matches at Orléans Masters on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKoyBuRfaPm9UTzjt5JRGng
31 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
All England 2021 - What a crazy week!
Update from a very crazy week in Birmingham at the All England! By listening to this episode you'll get updated on how chaotic my preparations were with all the pre-tournament COVID-19 chaos. I'll also dissect my performance and thoughts through my two matches here. Finally in the end I'll dig a little into the even more chaotic scenes that has occured after the full Indonesian team and Yigit from Turkey were forced to withdraw due to COVID-19 related issues. It's a little longer than usual for a "tournament edition" podcast, but I hope you'll enjoy the 30 minutes anyway. Thanks for listening and remember you can support the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus!
62 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Special Guest Episode - Jakob Hansen, Sports Psychologist
This is an episode I've really looked forward to share with you guys! Jakob Hansen was my personal sports psychologist for more than 5 years and he has worked with so many of the best Danish athletes and high performers from other areas of work. It's my hope the episode will give you a much better insight into what mental training at this level is, how we work with it and how useful it can be in all aspects of life. The episode is full of small anecdotes from my work with Jakob both at home in training, but also at big events like Thomas Cup and World Championships. You'll also get some tips on how to best get started with mental training and what you need to do and be wary of if you want to be successful with the training. At the end Jakob also willingly replies to some great listener questions - amongst others one about how to stay focused in the end of matches when you need to close out a match. I really do hope you'll find this episode both interesting, but also helpful, so please let me know what you think! If you want to get in touch with Jakob, check out his website: https://www.doubleyou-partners.com/konsulenter/jakob-hansen/ or send him an email at email@example.com. One of his great books is available on: https://www.underpres.dk/ - so far only in Danish, but it is being translated, so stay tuned for an English version.
19 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Q&A Special & News
Q&A episode where I also reveal some exciting news both in terms of a new benefit I'll soon include for all patrons of the podcast, but also a guest I'm very excited to bring on the show. As a new feature I've also added timestamps below for each topic/question, so you can skip to the parts you want to hear - although I of course would love for your to hear it all! :) Hope you enjoy the episode - and please consider supporting the work I do with this podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus. Shownotes/timestamps 00:45 How does being a patron help the podcast? 02:40 Revealing the main prize of this month and news on a new benefit all patrons can look forward to 04:55 Replying to question on All England in terms of both preparations, what it means to me and my view on the many withdrawals compared to a "normal" All England 08:20 Answering questions on what my fitness regime looks like and what I do to stay as injury free as possible 10:54 How I react mentally to playing opponents that retrieve "everything" - including stories from World Champs 2014 and Japan Open 2019 13:52 Revealing one of my next guests on the show 14:30 Quickfire questions - Discipline I'd like to coach after my career (other than MS) 14:45 My hardest opponent 15:10 Most important advice for a junior wanting to become a professional 15:30 Goals for 2021 15:55 What languages do I speak 16:35 Why I'm wearing VICTOR shoes, but using FZ Forza racket+apparel 17:17 What other sports do I like to play 17:38 My favorite Indomie flavour... :-) Please reach out to me on my social media or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any feedback, ideas or other inquiries.
39 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Special Guest Episode - Ng Ka Long Angus
Another great guest episode - this time with an Asian guest in Hong Kong no. 1 men's singles player, Ng Ka Long Angus! 40 minutes of interesting chat where you'll get to know why he chose a career in singles despite winning gold at the World Junior Championships in men's doubles - and why it wasn't always an easy choice! As we look back on his 2016 Hong Kong Open win, Angus also shares his thoughts on how he plans to become even better than he is now as he is aiming for some big achievements in the coming years. Furthermore we look into the pros and cons of the Hong Kong badminton system and get to know a bit more about what Angus' everyday life looks like as a national team player. An interesting chat and a rare chance for an English spoken long interview with one of the Asian stars of the sport! I hope you enjoy it - I'll be happy to hear your feedback. And please leave a short review if you're listening on iTunes or consider becoming a patron on patreon.com/vittinghus.
67 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Special Guest Episode - Mathias Boe
Excited to bring you this episode with Danish men's doubles legend Mathias Boe! The episode dissects all aspects of Boe's retirement at the start of last year. Does he regret not retiring with long time partner Carsten Mogensen? Did he get the farewell he wanted and deserved? And why did he feel it was the right time to quit with (at the time) the Tokyo Games were lurking just around the corner? We're also talking in depth about that amazing run at the London Olympics, just as we go through the All England ups and downs with epic finals going both ways for him. Obviously we also had to chat about his new job as coach of the Indian doubles - what is his perspective and what can we expect he'll bring to the job! Finally there were time for a few listener questions including an update on Boe's legendary Gangnam style celebration and other brilliant stories throughout the podcast! I sincerely hope you'll enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it - and if you did, please consider supporting the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus, which will give you early access to all guest episodes and give you a chance of winning cool prizes each month! Thanks so much for listening!
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