EP.117 - Training for AFL Football Part 1: Injury Prevention and Tissue Quality

EP.117 - Training for AFL Football Part 1: Injury Prevention and Tissue Quality

Podcast (38 Minutes) AFL is such an incredibly demanding sport, athletes are required to be fit, strong, flexible, able to tackle, be tackled, sprint, change direction and have incredible skills and tactical knowledge.

With so many factors to consider in training, Durham and Jacob will spend the next two episodes discussing the training demands for Aussie Rules. In this part 1 they focus in on common injuries, how to prevent them and what to do if you do suffer an injury.

EP.116 - Does Foam Rolling Reduce Performance? A discussion about compartmentalised knowledge

EP.116 - Does Foam Rolling Reduce Performance? A discussion about compartmentalised knowledge

Podcast (31 Minutes) - An athlete of ours wanted us to explore a discussion he had with a friend recently who said that foam rolling reduces performance.

So Luke, here it is. A discussion around nuance, the importance of context, the big picture and considering everything within a given topic.

A Coaches Guide to Keeping Your Team Fit Over Christmas

A Coaches Guide to Keeping Your Team Fit Over Christmas

The problem of lost gains

Every year around Australia sports coaches put in a mountain of work getting their athletes into peak condition. Skill work, team strategy, stretching, running, strength training, extra fitness sessions, even monitoring and tracking load.

These days coaches from the professional to the amateur and junior level are leaving no stone unturned to get the edge on the competition.

There is just one problem. The Christmas break! 

EP.113 - Adductor Strength and Groin Strains - Everything you need to know about keeping your hips strong

EP.113 - Adductor Strength and Groin Strains - Everything you need to know about keeping your hips strong

Podcast (26 Minutes) - The adductors are an all too often neglected muscle group in the gym. And yet they can be a serious area for concern for a whole range of sports.

In this episode we lift the lid on the importance the the adductors for hip stability, some revolutionary Adductor Magnus anatomy and why every athlete should be adding some Copenhagens to their training week.

EP.110 - Working in the AFL, with special guest Pat Dillon from the GWS Giants

EP.110 - Working in the AFL, with special guest Pat Dillon from the GWS Giants

Podcast (60 minutes) - Following the careers of our former interns is one of the most satisfying parts of working at Core Advantage. Especially when they end up as PhD candidates at an AFL Club!

Congrats Pat on a great start to what is gearing up to be a great career in high performance, and thanks for coming back and sharing some great insights from the AFL, the Giants and your own career path to date.