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The Chimp


Probably shouldn't start criticising a work colleague, but is there much evidence to really support Steve Peters and his Chimp theory/methods?

The concept is persuasive and I can imagine it having short term benefits to help you regain focus. But then in many publicised cases where he's been drafted in to help, performances have been poor or below par.

Chris Hoy
Cycling in general
Ronnie O'Sullivan early on

Football (England and Liverpool)
Ronnie (this year, completely out of focus)

With Chris Hoy and Ronnie O'Sullivan you have two of the most naturally gifted sports people ever.

Anyway, just thought it was interesting as he's popping down the road from his office to do some internal training with my department. Can't help but think that it's very niche, not particularly good for team sports, and still unproven (and also £££).

Anyway, rant over.