Never get sick or overtrained again!! Introducing HRV! It’s a pretty big call to make..although we feel we can virtually guarantee it.. or at least this new technology can give you a warning before you overtrain, get sick or even injured. It’s called HRV or Heart Rate Variability and has been used by some elite athletes and successful sporting teams for the past few years. Click the link below to find out how you can use HRV to take your health and performance to another level!
From everything I had learned at university, I was under the impression that training too close to competition was dangerous, increased the risk of injury and was potentially a cause of fatigue and detracted from performance…..which is definitely not what you want in competition!! However, we found the opposite..it actually, resulted in elevating Testosterone levels leading to increased strength, power, cognitive function, decision making, aggressive and motivation to compete!! Which means increased probability of winning!!! Click here to find out more.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the importance of optimal gut health cannot be understated. From conquering depression to overcoming auto immune disease and chronic fatigue to enhancing elite sports performance and optimal body composition-gut health is king!
Gut health and the associated biome can be compromised from a myriad of factors including anti-biotic use, poor diet, stress etc.
As far as we are aware this is the only lumbar jack in Australia. The LumberJack device is the invention of Canadian Olympic weightlifting coach Pierre Roy, who devised it for training the posterior muscles in a manner unique from the Olympic lifts. My colleague Charles Poliquin first introduced me to the LumberJack in 2005.
While the LumberJack is combination of a pull-through/power snatch and provides
for a greater range of motion in which the posterior chain is activated. Due to the neutral hammer grip hand position some athletes find it easier to incorporate
Have you heard of body tempering? Pain relieving miracle work for the body aches and pains..
Think instant mobility, self manipulations, improved tissue pliability, force capacity and even blood restriction benefits. I stumbled upon a unique method of relieving muscles aches, pains and tension (Body tempering). A world class powerlifter in the USA was using these amazing modalities..to get mind
blowing results with his NFL athletes..Unfortunately the tools and apparatus required for these methods
weren’t available in Australia…
Great feature story on Channel 9 about Ultimate Sports Performance elite training and coaching methods being successfully utilised by elite sporting couple.
Australian Iron Woman Champion and Coolangatta Gold Winner Courtney Hancock and Big Bash Cricket Player Nick Buchanan-the Ultimate Power Couple and truly class acts!
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Awesome article in today's Gold Coast Bulletin about Ultimate Sports Performance elite training and coaching methods being successfully utilised by elite sporting couple.
Australian Surf Life Saving Champion Courtney Hancock and Brisbane Heat Big Bash Cricketer Nick Buchanan life partners and training partners working hard and smart at USP Gymnasium!Australian iron woman champion Courtney Hancock and big bash cricket player nick Buchanan-the ultimate power couple and truly class acts! Very humbled to be recognised. Click the read more tab to check out the full article.
If you're an elite coach, trainer or serious lifter with shoulder problems the Shoulder Saver bench is ideal!!
The SHOULDER SAVER Bench is SMART tool and and investment in your lifting future to safe guard your shoulders for life!
All our upper body lifts have gone up-as a result of the SHOULDER SAVER BENCH.
Our shoulders no longer clunk, ache and feel like death after a heavy bench session and the only difference has been the use of the SHOULDER SAVER BENCH!
• Allows you to have full range when you do pressing exercises and preserve the health of your shoulders-this does not occur when
There is a little known remedy that has slowly been gaining momentum for joint pain relief particularly for injuries and arthritis. I was first introduced to the miraculous joint jelly by our functional medicine doctor based in The USA Dr HL Sam Queen. The joint jelly is quick to make and the ingedients are cheap to purchase and can have profound effect to help build connective tissue. Coupled with the fact it tastes great-so you don't have to force young athletes to consume it! In fact many of my elite athletes have it for desert most evenings.
One of the cornerstones to successful coaching is the ability to get the absolute best out of your athletes. It’s been my experience that coaches and teachers that connect with their athletes or students get superior results and elite performance in comparison to those that don’t. Here’s 13 Tips I picked up from an Elite Sports Performance Conference to help you connect with your players!
Earlier this year I caught up with Paul Michael who is one of Australia's only Integrative Neuro Physios to discuss all things performance related!
The topics included:
Joeys Take on Supplements
Joey's new techniques including neural engagement.
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Awesome to have Channel 9 News down at our Ultimate Sports Performance Strongman Camp last Saturday covering some of talented tribe members being coached and mentored by AFL Superstars Kurt Tippett and Brent Staker!! click play button below to check out the video footage.
Mason Woods never made a TAC cup or rep team until 18 years of age. he missed the majority of his under 18 season. He was lucky to get selected as a 19 year old for the Geelong Falcons TAC Cup team as an over age player. He as not selected for the first game of the season for the falcons but one of his team mates was injured and Mason got called up that morning and kicked 6 goals after busting his backside over the pre-season.
Sydney Swans Training Secrets
Yes It's true I have the best job in the world! As part of my ongoing professional development and enthusiasm to live, learn and pass on. I was fortunate enough to travel to the Sydney Swans AFL Club to catch up and talk shop with their high performance department. These were the key findings.
My memory eludes me now-but I can’t recall if it was a coach or a teacher but the words they
spoke and later wrote down relating to hard work beating talent stuck with me to this day.
In fact the following 10 things require absolutely no talent at all, but can make a massive difference when applied!
A few weeks ago I was invited to be a special guest on the Wellness Couch Podcast to chat with the natural nutritionist Steph Lowe. I discussed some of the revolutionary techniques such as Functional Neurology and Neural Engagement Therapy we have been successfully implementing to reduce pain, enhance performance and accelerate recovery time.
With the growing emergence and popularity of female footballers and National AFL League starting next year. I thought I’d address some of the common myths, physiological and biomechanics differences and key areas that must be addressed to ensure female athletes reduce their risk of injury and optimise their performance.
I've been fortunate enough to train many elite female athletes including arguably one of Australia's best female AFL Footballers Katie Brennan..click below to read more
One of the amazing perks of my job as a strength and conditioning coach is the ability to meet and network with an amazing array of elite professionals in the professional sporting sector..having contacts at numerous elite clubs and institutes permits me the ability to gain access to some fantastic coaches and athletes that the general public usually are not privy to. I was recently interstate consulting with some of my athletes in Melbourne and talked Essendon footballer and USP Athlete Sam Michael into letting us follow him around for the day to see what goes on behind the scenes at Essendon
A few weeks ago one of our young gun footballers in our junior elite coaching program broke an unofficial world record in the Chin Ups-11 year old Kobe Cumming busted out 23 chin ups.
Click below to check out the Video of Kobes breaking attempt record.
It started out like any regular training session…then all of a sudden it kicked in…
My Whole body was going into what felt like a spasm…
At first I thought I was putting it on…
My whole body Flapping and flailing around like I was having an epileptic fit….
It felt like something was trying to escape from within my body underneath my skin….
Like I was possessed or having an exorcism…