Sports Science

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?

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.86 - Every Athlete Should Own a Spin Bike

EP.86 - Every Athlete Should Own a Spin Bike

Podcast 25 Minutes - When it comes to sport specific fitness:
Playing your sport comes first
Training drills and small sided games come second
Repeat sprints and Game Fit type drills come third
And 8:12s on the bike come forth

Durham and Jacob talk all about the benefits of the spin bike (and other forms of unloaded cardio) when it comes to getting extra conditioning for team and ball sport athletes.

EP.79 - Saunas: Improve Performance and Live Forever?

EP.79 - Saunas: Improve Performance and Live Forever?

Podcast 20 Minutes - Sometimes called hyperthermic conditioning, exposure to intense heat (think sauna’s and steam rooms) can have massive health and performance benefits. James and Durham get deep into the weeds on this one.

NOTE: Consult a doctor before doing anything described in this article, video, or podcast.

The material on this blog is for informational purposes only. As each individual situation is unique, you should use proper discretion, in consultation with a health care practitioner, before undertaking the protocols, diet, exercises, techniques, training methods, or otherwise described herein. The author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects that may result from the use or application of the information contained herein.

Taper Like a Boss

Taper Like a Boss

Training is 100% the best way to get better.

As it gets closer and closer to competition time dialling back your training in order to freshen up and unlock your fitness improvements requires you to dial back the training and dial up the rest.

With all tapering, the goal is to allow an athlete more recovery time and space in their week to freshen up and recover for competition because fatigue masks fitness so while it is admirable to want to train and train and train, rest is still a vital part of the equation.

You can’t drop to zero training though and become fused with the couch, so what is the best method for staying fit and strong while still allowing some rest and regeneration to occur?

Follow the 100:90:50 method

Rockstar Muscles: Multifidus

Rockstar Muscles: Multifidus

Glute max, glute med, VMO.

For most athletes and regular gym goers these names are common place. Multifidus, on the other hand... Multifi-wha?? 

And yet, this deep core muscle is one of the most important muscles you own that nobody really knows they have.

Multifidus is a deep intrinsic stabiliser of your lumbar spine. It's very much a background muscle, quietly going about its business without any fuss, stabilising the spine as we move.