What is performance coaching?

What PROFESSIONAL POKER can lead to ...

Physical health issues
Backpain, headache, muscle tension, ...
Lack of concentration
Inconsistant mental capacity
Unbalanced emotional state
Between highs and lows
Energy level
Foto 06.07.19, 16 02 48

So how do you optimize Poker Performance and Well-being?


What PERFORMANCE COACHING can mean to you ...

Physical fitness
A high level of physical fitness without pain
A constant energy flow towards your brain and therefore better concentration
Emotional state
Coping well with difficult professional and private situations
Energy level
All time high during the game

Take a closer look at Performance Coaching:



Sitting is the new smoking. The majority of brain athletes currently find themselves in a stage of our evolution that is unfamiliar to us. You run the risk of developing poor posture if you do not incorporate both shorter breaks and longer exercise units into your daily routine on multiple occasions throughout the day.

A more positive body feeling can be developed through the consistent practice of fitness training and movement. Having more self-confidence and being able to perform at a higher physical level both lead to increased metabolic flexibility in the brain. This indicates that in addition to glucose, your brain is able to make use of lactate, which is a byproduct of exercise, and ketone bodies, the production of which is stimulated by certain nutritional methods as well as exercise. As a consequence, this leads to improved cognitive performance as well as enhanced well-being.


What does healthy eating mean for brain athletes? Energy drinks and sugar? Hardly… The brain of a professional chess player alone consumes around 5000 kcal on a day of competition. Have you ever seen a chess player with candy in his hand?

As one of the most important organs, the brain can draw energy from the periphery of the body and use various energy sources. High food frequency, short-chain carbohydrates, and processed foods limit this ability. By eating less frequently, longer times without food intake and, above all, a diet that fills you up with natural foods and supports your body with a high micronutrient density, you give your body what it really needs. Let your brain grow!

What is Performance Coaching - Simon Welsch


“Sleep is the swiss army knife of  health” – Matthew Walker

If you train hard, you should recover even harder. Healthy sleep creates the basis for learning new movement patterns and action sequences. Through healthy sleep we ensure that we do not become demented, that our muscles grow and that our systems remain in balance.

Those who do not have a restful sleep can return to it through routines, the targeted use of food and exercise. The result is increased cognitive performance and a significantly improved sense of well-being.


The right mindset is not only important in competition. In the time when there is no competition, you can develop personally by setting and implementing so-called SMART goals. Above all, the long term plays a role here. If you improve by 1% every day, you can achieve a lot in a few weeks. In addition to the focus on your competition, the setting of goals relates above all to the integration of the areas of exercise, nutrition and regeneration.

Further measures for more balance are meditation and breathing exercises. They can be used to modulate the vegetative nervous system, so that after some practice you have more focus and balance.

Get to know me.