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Through our experience working with the Western Bulldogs Football Club (AFL/VFL) and the GWV Rebels Football Club (NAB League) - we have come to realise that having the right people in Regional Victoria to help develop  athletes is crucial!  It is a passion of ours to help regional athletes to properly train and recover, helping them compete at the highest level and to be the best athlete they can. 

The biggest thing that we have noticed, no matter where or at what level of sport you play, “An athletes greatest ability is their availability”………to be out on the park/court…..performing in their chosen sport.

Some of the major issues impacting their availability to compete are:

  • Athletes are not conditioning themselves properly and not completing strength training. If they are completing some strength training, it is not individualised, and is based on a body building mind-set, not athletic performance. There is a big difference.
  • Athletes who suffer a significant injury playing their chosen sport – don’t complete their rehabilitation properly and then either never return to that sport, or they return, but can’t play at the same standard or level anymore.

The team at RAD are now bringing to Regional Victoria the same methods and structures used at the professional level to enhance your athletic performance and keep you injury free and available for your sport.


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19 hours ago

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Mastering the Front Squat:

Typically the front squat would be level 2 when progressing through our squat movements - after progressing on from a goblet squat.

Learning to front squat lays the foundation for future lift progressions particularly if you are wanting to add in any Olympic lifting variations.
The two grip variations we teach depending on athlete mobility and preference would be the crossover grip like Lavinia has in the picture above, or a clean grip. Ideally moving all athletes to the clean grip as they get the mobility and get more comfortable with the bar resting high up on their shoulders.

The front squat is a little more of a quad dominant pattern compared to the back squat and it also requires much more trunk strength and control to maintain keeping balance through the lift.

A great addition to any program even once you have mastered the squat pattern it can be a great addition to change up training and get a slightly different stimulus.

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Mastering the Front Squat: 

Typically the front squat would be level 2 when progressing through our squat movements - after progressing on from a goblet squat. 

Learning to front squat lays the foundation for future lift progressions particularly if you are wanting to add in any Olympic lifting variations. 
The two grip variations we teach depending on athlete mobility and preference would be the crossover grip like Lavinia has in the picture above, or a clean grip. Ideally moving all athletes to the clean grip as they get the mobility and get more comfortable with the bar resting high up on their shoulders. 

The front squat is a little more of a quad dominant pattern compared to the back squat and it also requires much more trunk strength and control to maintain keeping balance through the lift. 

A great addition to any program even once you have mastered the squat pattern it can be a great addition to change up training and get a slightly different stimulus. 

#radcentre #ballarat #strengthandconditioning #athleticdevelopment #netball

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Looking good Liv!

Awesome Livvy xx

love ur work Lavinia Fox

3 days ago

RADcentre

The off-season has begun for many athletes and the focus now shifts to preparing to come back better again for season 2020.
Awesome to have Melbourne Demon - Oscar McDonald training hard in the gym!

#radcentre #ballarat #footy #preseason #strengthandconditioning #athleticdevelopment #gym #fitness #injuryrehab
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1 week ago

RADcentre

Pull ups - one the fundamental movement patterns that all athletes should be able to complete, and a good pull up is chest getting up close to the bar, shoulders pinned back and down through the movement.
It is often very tough to get to this position with a young training age - so one alternative we use to help build towards pull ups is a lat pulldown variation.
Using the straight bar attachment in the cable machine, allows the athlete to nail the movement pattern we after with a reduced load.
From the top position focus on sitting tall, push your chest up (this external cue will help to bring the shoulder blades back and down through the movement). Think about pulling your elbows down towards your back pockets, nice slow and controlled movement.

#radcentre #ballarat #strengthandconditioning #athleticdevelopment #footy #basketball #gym #fitness
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Pull ups - one the fundamental movement patterns that all athletes should be able to complete, and a good pull up is chest getting up close to the bar, shoulders pinned back and down through the movement. 
It is often very tough to get to this position with a young training age - so one alternative we use to help build towards pull ups is a lat pulldown variation. 
Using the straight bar attachment in the cable machine, allows the athlete to nail the movement pattern we after with a reduced load. 
From the top position focus on sitting tall, push your chest up (this external cue will help to bring the shoulder blades back and down through the movement). Think about pulling your elbows down towards your back pockets, nice slow and controlled movement. 

#radcentre #ballarat #strengthandconditioning #athleticdevelopment #footy #basketball #gym #fitness

1 week ago

RADcentre

Central Highlands Footy Netball season 2019 is over and it was fantastic for RAD to play a role in helping so many athletes playing in the league during the season.
There were some awesome stories to come out of season 2019:

James Lukich - Premiership player and winner of the best on ground in the grand final. Luka suffered a very serious ankle injury in the middle of the season which kept him out of the action for nearly 3 months. When it came time to get out of the moonboot we mapped out every day to make sure he was in a position to play in the first final with Waubra, successfully getting through the finals series and having his body in a position to have a massive impact in the grand final! Now to have surgery this week to tidy up that ankle ready for season 2020.

Eleisha Phelps - A grade runner up league Best and Fairest & member of team of the year. Leish has been a key member to the Learmonth netball side for a number of years but keeps pushing herself to perform at her best.

Jacko Liversidge - after 18months out of the game following an ACL rupture, broken leg and quad strain it was a massive achievement to break back into the Hepburn senior team!

Dan O'Halloran - too many career injuries to list..... ACL's, broken bones, stress fractures, soft tissues, but Dan keeps doing everything possible to get his body right for footy, helping get the Hepburn boys to the grand final.

Courtney McCaw - C Grade Best and Fairest - Courtney has had two ACL ruptures and at the end of 2018 we sat down and mapped out some goals for her with the main one for her to have her best season on the court, and it was awesome to see her have the success that she did.

Marcus Darmody - League leading goal kicker - following a very serious hamstring injury at the end of 2018 Darmo put in a mountain of work to get his body right and managed to have a stellar season with the Newlyn boys.

Well done to everyone involved in the league, now to enjoy a little rest before setting sights on season 2020.

If you are looking to make 2020 your best year on the court or field contact us to see how RAD can help : info@radcentre.com.au

#radcentre #ballarat #footy #netball #strengthandconditioning #athleticdevelopment #injuryrehab #gym #fitness #aclrehab
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Central Highlands Footy Netball season 2019 is over and it was fantastic for RAD to play a role in helping so many athletes playing in the league during the season. 
There were some awesome stories to come out of season 2019:

James Lukich - Premiership player and winner of the best on ground in the grand final. Luka suffered a very serious ankle injury in the middle of the season which kept him out of the action for nearly 3 months. When it came time to get out of the moonboot we mapped out every day to make sure he was in a position to play in the first final with Waubra, successfully getting through the finals series and having his body in a position to have a massive impact in the grand final! Now to have surgery this week to tidy up that ankle ready for season 2020. 

Eleisha Phelps - A grade runner up league Best and Fairest & member of team of the year. Leish has been a key member to the Learmonth netball side for a number of years but keeps pushing herself to perform at her best.

Jacko Liversidge - after 18months out of the game following an ACL rupture, broken leg and quad strain it was a massive achievement to break back into the Hepburn senior team! 

Dan OHalloran - too many career injuries to list..... ACLs, broken bones, stress fractures, soft tissues, but Dan keeps doing everything possible to get his body right for footy, helping get the Hepburn boys to the grand final. 

Courtney McCaw - C Grade Best and Fairest - Courtney has had two ACL ruptures and at the end of 2018 we sat down and mapped out some goals for her with the main one for her to have her best season on the court, and it was awesome to see her have the success that she did.

Marcus Darmody -  League leading goal kicker - following a very serious hamstring injury at the end of 2018 Darmo put in a mountain of work to get his body right and managed to have a stellar season with the Newlyn boys. 

Well done to everyone involved in the league, now to enjoy a little rest before setting sights on season 2020.

If you are looking to make 2020 your best year on the court or field contact us to see how RAD can help : info@radcentre.com.au

#radcentre #ballarat #footy #netball #strengthandconditioning #athleticdevelopment #injuryrehab #gym #fitness #aclrehab
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5/209 Gillies Street North, Wendouree 3355


Contact:

0428 109 400


Email us.

info@radcentre.com.au

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