In this episode of the Prepare Like A Pro Podcast I am speaking to Christian Woodford the director of coaching at Woodford Sports Science Consulting. Christian Woodford is one of the most experienced strengths and conditioning coaches in Australia. In this episode, Christian and Jack talk about how to get into the field of strength and conditioning and how Christian worked his way up from the gym floor at Fitness First to training professional athletes. They discuss the importance of S&C even the Australian lawn bowls team has an S&C coach and what being an S&C is really all about.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Who Christian is (background, education, and current role)
- Why career choice
- Role in high-performance sport
- The value of having mentors
- Progressions and the importance of the basics
- Jay Ellis
- James Russell
- Joe Defranco
- Lachlan Wilmot
- Durham Mcinnis
Jack McLean is the founder of Prepare Like a Pro. He loves coaching people so that they can reach their personal/professional goals and become the best that they can possibly be. He is currently the Strength & Rehab Coach of Melbourne Football Club and has worked as Strength & Conditioning Coach at Hawthorn Football Club. Jack is a Level 3 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association and Professional Coach and a Level 1 Australian Weightlifting Federation Coach.