Highlights of the episode:
- His approach to training for lower back pain
- His mentors and influencers
- His key pillars in developing young athletes
- Mindset traits he notices with elite athletes
- His advice for Achilles tendon that’s 80% healed
Luke is a former professional Rugby Union/League Player and currently the Founder of Rugby Pro Academy. He has a decorated career playing predominantly as a winger, a NRL premiership player for the Penrith Panthers, represented Australia 6 times and played 5 State of Origin games for New South Wales.
Luke has transitioned well from a pro athlete to coaching working in environments ranging from elite sport, high school and now running his own business Rugby Pro Academy, which helps Rugby players turn pro. Located in Melbourne Australia, he is dedicated to providing hands-on training to individuals who are interested in the field of Rugby and is dreaming to be a professional.
Tyson is the Founder of Relaxed Running. He has been involved in running and running based sports for many years. He ran for Australia, won one of Australia’s biggest 10,000m Road Race, the Victorian One Mile State Title and many more.
He’s trained with distance running greats like Craig Mottram, and AFL greats like Sam Mitchell. With all of his running experience, he realized that nearly every running-based sport offered a generalized training program to athletes of all different fitness levels and player positions. With that in mind, he set out to combine high quality training programs with technique analysis to transform every athlete’s running.
Jarrod is an experienced strength and conditioning coach and high-performance manager at Collingwood FC. Over his career, he has worked in Geelong FC, Essendon FC and South Sydney Rabbitohs in roles such as head of strength, sports science, and rehabilitation in football codes (AFL/NRL). Jarrod is a strong research professional with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) focused on Human Movement and has completed a master’s degree in Research into Strength and Power Profiling of Rugby League Athletes.
Ben is the Performance Coach at Geelong FC. With extensive experience working in elite environments across Europe and Australia, Ben has demonstrated success collaborating with a range of high performing teams and individuals in professional and international Rugby (Brumbies Rugby, NSW Waratahs, Munster Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, Wallabies), Australian Rules football (Port Adelaide Power, Geelong Cats), individual athletes (Ellyse Perry, Maitlin Brown), and high performance consultancy for physical, coach, and high-performance program development in Olympic Sports (Australian Institute of Sport, Cycling Australia, Australian Taekwondo)