Author Archives: Grant

Supplements

You are responsible for ANYTHING & EVERYTHING in your body. Some thoughts & heuristics regarding Supplements: 1) If it's promises seem too good to be true, don't take it. 2) If it's a 'pre workout', don't take it. 3) If it's made by a company that doesn't sponsor a NRL, AFL or S15 team, don't take it. 4) If it's ...

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Optimising the Beep Test

Hopefully you're not using the Beep (or more correctly, the Multi-Stage Shuttle) Test in your testing and training programs. But, if like me, you have to due to some decision makers needing to justify their positions some protocols you should know how to optimise the information. For a bit of background, I was working with a National Sports Organisation where we ...

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Guest Post: Resilience by David Watts

Off the back of his successful 2015  Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Conference presentation I asked David Watts to pen his thoughts for the PropelPerform audience. Below he discusses 'Resilience' for the successful Coach. David has also presented at the Junior Sport Science Symposium.  Resilience Achieving Long Term Success as a Strength and Conditioning Coach When we conduct experiments to determine the demands of a given ...

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Getting Better at Getting Better

The original title of this post was 'Impress your Coach' but I thought it was more appropriate to call it 'Getting Better at Getting Better'. You see, almost everyone in your Sport is improving. You need to accelerate your improvement. You need to get better at getting better. Get there Early (and Get Ready) Even if it's only five or ...

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Tennis Myths

Every Sport has it's Myths and Misconceptions, and Tennis is no different. While many of these M&Ms are harmless, some can have the ability to hinder the your development. Below are 3 Common Myths that need to be crushed, especially in an effort to help you develop. 1) One-on-One with the Coach is the Pinnacle of Training Parents complain that ...

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