Sports Performance

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.

EP.109 - Nutrition for Athlete's with our own in-house Nutritionist Dr Dominique Condo

EP.109 - Nutrition for Athlete's with our own in-house Nutritionist Dr Dominique Condo

Podcast (43 Minutes) - Our very own in-house nutritionist Dr Dominique Condo is this episodes special guest, on to talk about all things
Nutrition, including her role as nutritionist to the Geelong Cats in the AFL.

Dom is consulting fortnightly from Core Advantage in Oakleigh South and offers a range of services:
- Skinfold testing
- meal plans
- Game/race day nutrition
- Eating for performance and recovery
- Eating for body composition improvements

Consultations are open to everyone.
Bookings can be made at www.coreadvantage.com.au/nutrition

EP.106 - How Important is Work Rate for Football?

EP.106 - How Important is Work Rate for Football?

Podcast (21 Minutes) - With the AFL and NRL finals in full swing, there are more stats than ever floating around, and stats surrounding work rate and effort are particularly interesting. But how important is work rate for a football team, or does it just mean you are wasting a lot of energy chasing your opponent on defence?

Today Durham and Jacob discuss the pros and cons of a high work rate and how to best train in order to make sure your fitness is ready when pre-season starts.