Sports Performance

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.

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.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.