AFL Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Strength & Conditioning programs for AFL players

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Your AFL Strength and Conditioning Coach

Our strength training philosophy is to build a strong foundation to be injury free and ready to play, train and compete. We focus on mobility, stability, agility, balance and coordination alongside improving strength, speed and power.

Expert Strength & Conditioning For Your AFL Game

At Runready we provide strength and conditioning training for footballers at various levels. To take your game to the next level, you have to put in the effort, but you also need to take a measured approach, an approach mapped out by experts. From the opinion of a strength and conditioning coach, here are some areas you can expect to see improvement:

  • Acceleration
  • Speed
  • Injury Prevention
  • Power
  • Strength
  • Fitness

Strength in AFL

Our Strength And Conditioning Philosophy

Our strength training philosophy is to build a strong foundation to be
injury free and ready to play, train and compete. We focus on mobility,
stability, agility, balance and coordination alongside improving strength,
speed and power.
Our teen strength program focuses on building a strong and robust body
with age appropriate exercise prescription. Balance, coordination and
sound landing competencies are key focuses of this program
We aim to educate our clients on the importance of regular and
consistent strength training, and what a good strength training session
looks like.
We have the expertise to prescribe for the individual and their goals and
needs.

Train With A Qualified Strength And Conditioning Trainer

Qualifications

All staff have been qualified through ASCA (Australian Strength & Conditioning Association)

Our Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Nick Bowden

Nick Bowden

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 2 ASCA, Level 4 IAAF Athletics Coach

Jo Bowden strength and conditioning coach melbourne

Jo Bowden

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 1 ASCA, Level 2 Aths Coach with Athletics Australia

Run Ready coach -.Luke Hall

Luke Hall

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 2 ASCA, currently completing a Masters of High Performance

Run Ready coach - Aiden Harvey

Aiden Harvey

ASCA Level 1, currently completing Exercise Science degree

AFL Strength Programs

 AFL is played on a large field, and the rules make it easy for players to cover large distances, not limited to any section of the field. AFL football is an intermittent team sport requiring high-intensity and low-intensity activities. Some of the attributes an AFL player should possess are:

  • Lower body strength
  • Aerobic capacity
  • Aerobic endurance
  • Explosive power

We provide tailor made programs to individuals looking to get a competitive edge. 

Strength and Rehabilitation Programs for Football Players

Our tailor-made strength programs are mapped out to suit the athlete, paying close attention to the level of progression the athlete can handle, which in turn creates a more effective strength program. We aren’t just your average personal trainer, we understand the developing athlete. As experts in s and c for rehabilitation, our tailor-made strength programmes are mapped out to suit the athlete, paying close attention to the level of progression the athlete can handle. This is extremely important when dealing with a competing athlete.

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Strength and conditioning, s and c melbourne
Strength and conditioning, s and c melbourne

Benefits of Strength and Conditioning in AFL

Disease Prevention

Obesity has been related to a number of illnesses and health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, and numerous malignancies.

Enhanced AFL Performance

The physical talents required to play sports well are referred to as sports performance. Speed, agility, flexibility, explosiveness, and stamina are all factors. All of these areas can be increased with targeted training.

Increased Athleticism, Strength and Endurance

Our S and C programs increase coordination, agility, athleticism, strength and endurance. 

Reduces The Risk Of Injury

Having a higher functioning body reduces the risk of injury. Injury is a giant setback for any player. 

Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiologists assess, organise, and administer exercise programmes for chronic illnesses and injuries such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, and arthritis, as well as helping in the restoration of maximum physical function, health, and wellbeing.

Exercise physiology is the study of the body’s responses to physical effort. These reactions include changes in metabolism and physiology in many regions of the body, such as the heart, lungs, and muscles, as well as structural alterations in cells.

Exercise Science

The beginnings of sports science may be traced back to ancient Greece. Galen, a well-known ancient Greek physician, published 87 extensive writings on how to improve one’s health (correct diet), cardiovascular fitness, and physical strength. Sport science is the application of scientific knowledge to sports activity. Sport science aims to assist athletes improve their performance and endurance while reducing the risk of injury in preparation for events and contests.

It’s used to assist identify strengths and limitations so that a training programme may be tailored to each individual, from athletes to the elderly and everyone in between.

Athletes are kept up to speed on latest training regimens, testing, and preparation by sports scientists.

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What does it mean to be a Strength and Conditioning Coach? A Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach organises, administers, and evaluates athletes' physical and physiological preparation for particular sports performance goals.

In a gym context, personal trainers deal with individuals one-on-one, whereas strength and conditioning professionals work with athletes. Both are necessary to have extensive understanding of exercise teaching, programme creation, anatomy, and nutrition, and both have the capacity to make a positive difference in people's lives.

"A personal trainer is a fitness expert who prescribes and instructs exercise...." A strength and conditioning coach is a fitness and physical performance expert who employs exercise prescription to help athletes enhance their performance.

Isometric training is great for rehab strength training. This form of workout is excellent for rehabilitation and can aid in the development of strength in a weak region. Isometric training sessions should consist of up to 8 repetitions, each lasting at least six seconds.