A Year On Tour With Vittinghus - A Badminton Podcast
Patron Q&A & Latest News

Patron Q&A & Latest News

September 6, 2021

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!

Tokyo 2020 Highlights & What’s Next

Tokyo 2020 Highlights & What’s Next

August 19, 2021

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!

Toby Penty - Dealing With Alopecia & Getting Past That Final Hurdle

Toby Penty - Dealing With Alopecia & Getting Past That Final Hurdle

July 8, 2021

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!

Kim Astrup - Tribute To Markis Kido & Much More

Kim Astrup - Tribute To Markis Kido & Much More

June 17, 2021

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!

Beiwen Zhang - Doing It Her Own Way

Beiwen Zhang - Doing It Her Own Way

June 2, 2021

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... :-)

New Scoring System?

New Scoring System?

May 11, 2021

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.

Bronze It Is!

Bronze It Is!

May 4, 2021

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!

European Championships - Medal Secured!

European Championships - Medal Secured!

May 1, 2021

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

European Championships & More COVID Troubles!

European Championships & More COVID Troubles!

April 25, 2021

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!

Ville Lång - Playing To Your Strengths

Ville Lång - Playing To Your Strengths

April 15, 2021

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!

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