Tag Archives: high performance

Mental Strength – It’s not always what it looks like

Over the course of the 2018 Commonwealth Games the Radio ABC612 created a daily segment that addressed the hot, and not so hot, topics of the Games.  Introduced as the 'Athlete Whisperer' my role was to provide insight into the world of high performance so the listeners would have a greater appreciation of what the athletes might have done or ...

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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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6 Characteristics of High Performance

It is not uncommon for many of us to assume that those that are working at the highest level of their sport must be ‘high performance’. Likewise, it is not uncommon for converse of that assumption to occur: those that are working at the developmental or amateur level are not ‘high performance’. However, in the four years since initiating PropelPerform, ...

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A New Facility

Over the past few weeks I have been redesigning a facility that I'll see all my athletes (performance) and clients (health) out of. Interestingly, Suki Hobson was going through a similar situation, only hers was with the Milwaukee Bucks and (I am only guessing here) but I'd imagine her budget was slightly bigger. Anyway, below are some processes I went ...

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Q&A: Clyde Rathbone

Former Wallabies and Brumbies winger, Clyde Rathbone and I met at the South African-based Natal Sharks in 2002. As it happened, it turned out to be a stand out year for Clyde with him making his Super Rugby debut, winning the Under 21 Rugby World Championship as captain and signing with the Australian-based Brumbies. Clyde, since we first met you've ...

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