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.

EP.105 - A Sneak Peak into the First Ever Power Summit

EP.105 - A Sneak Peak into the First Ever Power Summit

Podcast (27 Minutes) - On September 9th, together with Gymaware and Great North Coaching we will be hosting our first ever Power Summit.

A full day of theory and practical designed specifically for Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, and Sports Science Students to learn from four of Melbourne’s finest present on how they develop power in their athletes.

Tickets can be bought from www.coreadvantage.com.au/power, but get in quick as they will sell out.

EP.103 - Recovery, why you need it and how to maximise it

EP.103 - Recovery, why you need it and how to maximise it

Podcast (42 Minutes) - Rest and recovery is a huge part of being a high performing athlete. The right strategies and tactics that you execute on a consistent basis form the backbone of any recovery plan.

In EP.103 Durham and Jacob discuss the reasons why you need recovery and the best methods to be following for accelerating your recovery and maximising your performance.

NOTE: The Random Thoughts Podcast is now available on Spotify! You can listen directly from the app, just search “Core Advantage Random Thoughts”

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.