EP.102 - Supplements Part 2: Caffeine, hydrolysed Collagen, BCAAs

EP.102 - Supplements Part 2: Caffeine, hydrolysed Collagen, BCAAs

Podcast (28 Minutes) - Durham is away this week getting a root canal, so James and Jacob have picked up where they left off in EP. with part 2 of their discussion of all things supplements

This episode the boys cover the pros and cons of Caffeine, the long-term benefit of adding collagen powder to your protein shake, and whether BCAAs are worth the money

You should also check out part one of our series on supplements
http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2017/podcast-supplements-part-1

EP.101 - Concussion What You Don't Know Can Hurt You. With Special Guest Josh Plante

EP.101 - Concussion What You Don't Know Can Hurt You. With Special Guest Josh Plante

Podcast (75 MInutes) - Josh is the head of high performance for Glenhuntly Athletic Club, and Head coach at Great North Coaching. 

In this in-depth conversation, Josh shares his incredible path to Australia, his history of concussion playing American Football, his refound love for T&F and heaps more. This is not an episode to be missed!

EP.100 - How We Feel Now... What's Changed since episodes 1 to 50

EP.100 - How We Feel Now... What's Changed since episodes 1 to 50

Welcome to the 100th episode of the Random Thoughts Show!

With so many topics covered in the last two and a half years, we thought this would be a great chance to look back on what we might change, what still stands and what new research has come to light about all things athletic development, nutrition, rehabilitation and sports science.

This episode is a bit longer than our usual episodes so to listen to it in full you will need to check out the podcast in audio format available on our website or all good podcasting apps

EP.99 - How we would fix the Biggest Loser

EP.99 - How we would fix the Biggest Loser

Podcast 35 minutes - The Biggest Loser is a reality TV show based on a group of overweight and obese clients competing to see who can lose the most weight.

The problem is the most effective and safe version of the Biggest Loser would make for terrible TV, so they spice it up with drama, sweat, tears and insane training methods.

This episode details how we would run the show if we were in charge.

EP.98 - Combine Testing Results - What separates great athletes from the rest

EP.98 - Combine Testing Results - What separates great athletes from the rest

Podcast (38 Minutes) - With the first combine in the rearview mirror, we spent today's episode taking a look into the stats and results of over 200 athletes to share with you the key factors that separate our best performers (top 10), the next best performers (11-20) and the rest of the population. With some obvious and not so obvious findings. 

In this wide-ranging conversation we cover:

- The difference between correlation and causation (and the Nicholas Cage effect)
- How to improve your hand span to help you control the ball
- The impact of strength on both vertical leap and agility
- The difference between relative and absolute strength and which is more important
- The key physical quality to focus on for team sport athletes
- The complementary nature of strength and technique improvements in speed in junior athletes.

EP.97 - Strength Training for Throwers - Shot, Discus, Javelin, Hammer

EP.97 - Strength Training for Throwers - Shot, Discus, Javelin, Hammer

Podcast (24 Minutes) - While we definitely are not throws coaches (and aren’t trying to play them on the internet) we have had some incredible success working with throwers and their skill specific coaches in the last 18 months developing elite junior throwers and improving their whole body power.

We go into depth on why our program has been working so well for throwers, some of the most common mistakes when trying to develop strength as a thrower and the importance of core strength and stability for improving your throwing ability.

The Athletic Combine Part 3: Results, The Most Important Thing in Athletic Performance Testing

The Athletic Combine Part 3: Results, The Most Important Thing in Athletic Performance Testing

The stats are in!

With data from over 200* athletes, 12 sports, 12 tests, and an age range of nearly 30 years there have been a lot of numbers to crunch.

So what did we find and what does it all mean for you?

The Athletic Combine Part 2: Interpreting your Athletic Testing Results

The Athletic Combine Part 2: Interpreting your Athletic Testing Results

This is part two of our three-part series on our athletic testing combine. You should check out part 1 to learn more about what each test means before reading on.

Testing can quickly become a waste of time if you don’t do something with the data. Every testing combine, workshop, or team session we run ends with us explaining what the data and results mean for the team and each individual.  

Each athlete receives a testing handout taking them test-by-test through their results, what they mean, where they stand compared to their peers and what they need to do to improve athletically.

This is the most crucial and important part of the entire testing process.

EP.96 - The Future for AFLW, ACL Injuries and the effect of professionalism on Junior Athletes

EP.96 - The Future for AFLW, ACL Injuries and the effect of professionalism on Junior Athletes

Podcast (24 minutes) - With the recent media coverage surrounding ACL injury rates in Australia and the growing popularity of the AFLW, this episode is timely advice for junior athletes across the country.

In this episode, we make predictions about how the AFLW injury rates are going to change over the next 3-5 years and offer some advice for junior athletes to help them avoid the dreaded ACL injury.