Author Archives: Grant

Recommended Reading – Physical Preparation

If you’re starting out in the Strength & Conditioning world (even, or especially, if you’ve come over form the personal training industry) these books are must-haves. Some of the books listed below are very scientific and a difficult read. Use them as reference, exploring a new field or for writing articles, etc. Other books can be read cover-to-cover.¬†Either way, they’re ...

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Recommended Reading – Coaching Books

  Winning! by Woodward. Clive ( 2005 ) Paperback It still burns many of us in the Southern Hemisphere that England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 but the fact remains that they were the best prepared team. Learn about ‘dislocated expectations’ and how Sir Clive Woodward dragged a team famous for their mediocrity into the professional era. PS ...

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Junior Sport Science Symposium II

UPDATED NOVEMBER 21: Yesterday we held JSSS II and what a cracker it turned out to be! Aiming for 15 delegates, 3 presenters and Dave & I (total 20) we ended up with 21 delegates, 4 presenters and Dave & I (total 26), not including those who didn’t get their application in in time. Before continuing, a big thank you ...

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Guest Post: Momentum – Can it be Coached?

I was fortunate enough to coach along side Pete Wilkins at the GPS Rugby Club where we reached the the first Grand Final in 17 years. Pete’s ability to turn our defence into a weapon was major reason for our success. I wish him the best in his well deserved promotion at the Queensland Reds.¬† Introduction In 2010, whilst working ...

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Skate Australia & propelperform

Not long ago I had no interest in working in sports where an athlete couldn’t improve their performance using exercises like the clean, squat and bench press. It was almost as if my interest in perfecting the exercises was more important than actual improvement in the competitive arena. However, that changed when I stumbled into the sport of tennis. Suddenly ...

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