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.

EP.95 - How to train around injuries, how to make the most of an injury

EP.95 - How to train around injuries, how to make the most of an injury

Podcast (20 minutes) - With Durham’s recent accident we thought this was the perfect time to talk about training when you are injured. While your normal training routine might be altered there is still plenty you can do in the gym to keep the rest of your body strong, fit and ready for a rapid return.

 

EP.94 - Fundamentals. Why the simple stuff matters and how to avoid the social media trap

EP.94 - Fundamentals. Why the simple stuff matters and how to avoid the social media trap

Podcast (27 Minutes) - Social media has opened incredible doors for companies and individuals to share ideas, thoughts and learn (for free) almost anything in the world.

Unfortunately, as the fight for attention heats up this leads to unrealistic representations of training and we see more and more exciting flashy “sand” type training and less of the foundational big rocks. In this episode, we try to balance the equation by giving a voice to the hidden vital parts of great training.

 

EP.93 - Insights into the AFL, AFLW, and VFL Women’s from Collingwood FC Osteopath and former Core Advantage coach Michelle Andrews

EP.93 - Insights into the AFL, AFLW, and VFL Women’s from Collingwood FC Osteopath and former Core Advantage coach Michelle Andrews

Podcast (27 Minutes) - Michelle took some time out of her crazy schedule to visit, say hi and give us some thoughts and experiences from her time working in elite football on both the men’s and women’s sides.

Michelle talks in depth about a whole range of topics:

  • Her career progression from Core Advantage intern to working in the AFL
  • The many hats she wears in both private practice and elite sport
  • The methods she is implementing to prevent ACL injuries in the AFLW and VFL women's (hint: they look a lot like warm up 2.0)
  • Her own ACL injury, how she broke her own training rules and the lessons learnt along the rehab
  • How her Strength and conditioning experience influences and helps her osteopathic treatment and vice versa
  • Insights into how an elite club like Collingwood runs as a football department and the differences and similarities to working at the semi-pro level in the VFL

 

EP.92 - Bouncing back from Injury, Handling Adversity and Building Mental Toughness

EP.92 - Bouncing back from Injury, Handling Adversity and Building Mental Toughness

Podcast (23 Minutes) - What doesn’t kill you may not necessarily make you physically stronger, but if you tackle every challenge life and sport throws at you with the right mindset, you can develop some powerful grit and mental toughness that will not only make you a better athlete, but a stronger, more determined human in every facet of life.

If you or someone you know is going through a rough time, you are not alone, reach out and connect with those around you. If you don’t have anyone you feel comfortable speaking with, give the good people at Lifeline a call, or chat online, free and available 24/7:

13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au

 

EP.91 - Athletic Performance Testing

EP.91 - Athletic Performance Testing

Podcast (27 Minutes) - For so long we have resisted doing testing with our athletes. Turns out we were wrong and we are now finally going to be running our first ever in-house athletic combine.

For our athletes, you will all be doing testing in the gym during your normal classes,

For non-Core Advantage athletes, you can get your full athletic testing profile of strengths, weaknesses and comparisons to elite and age-matched standards at our High-Performance Testing Camp in the Term 1 Holidays.

To learn more about the camp or to register

And for more about our testing in general or to book a team session check out our website

 

EP.90 - Tennis: All Things Fitness, Agility, Hitting Power, Injury Prevention

EP.90 - Tennis: All Things Fitness, Agility, Hitting Power, Injury Prevention

Podcast 19 Minutes - Tennis is not for the faint hearted. It requires huge reserves of fitness, speed, agility, strength, power and cat-like reflexes. Oh and you need to be able to hit the ball as well. James and Jacob talk about some of the ways we help our tennis athletes develop their overall athleticism and how you can take your game to the next level.

EP.89 - How Hard should you train, RPE, HRV and the Central governor

EP.89 - How Hard should you train, RPE, HRV and the Central governor

Podcast 25 minutes - Welcome to her very first Podcast Senior coach Tennille!

Tennille and Durham share their experiences working with elite and junior female athletes while Tennille provides some unique insights into what it’s like being a female coach and athlete.

EP.88 - Training For the Female Athlete, advice from 13 years in the WNBL

EP.88 - Training For the Female Athlete, advice from 13 years in the WNBL

Podcast 25 minutes - Welcome to her very first Podcast Senior coach Tennille!

Tennille and Durham share their experiences working with elite and junior female athletes while Tennille provides some unique insights into what it’s like being a female coach and athlete.