Here at Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwick, PymbleBalmain, Neutral Bay and Coburg, Melbourne, we are big fans of practicing what we preach. Exercise is just as important to us as it is to everyone else, so today we’re going to see what our sport-playing team members have been up to and take a look at their recent achievements.

Grayson (Pymble) – 

For Grayson’s soccer preseason, he and his team had started to do some strength and mobility work to help prevent injuries and get the season off to a bang. Despite losing the first game, they now have now gone on to have 3 convincing wins on the trot – their best start to a season since Grayson had been skipper. This has them sitting in tied 1st place! They’ve several big injuries however, with their newest striker suffering ligament tears after a rough tackle. This was a big loss, but the rest of the team has shared the goalscoring load to keep form.

They are constantly doing agility work, match fitness drills and tactical training to keep themselves match ready. Keep at it Grayson!

Georgia (Drummoyne) – 

Georgia recently competed at the Australian Track and Field Championships in the women’s 800m. Unfortunately, Georgia missed the final by just 0.03 seconds! Georgia placed 9th overall, a fantastic effort after missing most of the athletics season due to injury. Georgia’s now back into training preparing for next year’s athletics season.

With it being the year before the 2024 Olympics, Georgia be aiming to achieve a qualifying standard for the games. We can’t wait to see what she achieves!

Guy (Edgecliff) – 

Guy is currently in preparation for the NSW APU state powerlifting championships. Leading up to this, he went through a 12-week strength phase split into three 4-week blocks to dial in his strength, specificity and confidence moving heavy weight in preparation for this weekend. This final week of training has been a taper which involved Guy reducing his volume and intensity to physically prepare him for the weekend. He’ll be competing in squats, bench press and deadlifts.

Guy is really looking forward to competing this weekend as the National Championships were cancelled last year due to COVID. Best of luck Guy!

Ellen (Edgecliff) – 

Ellen has been selected for the Giants Netball Academy Program for the second year in a row—a pathway to playing in the Suncorp Super Netball Giants team. The Giants Academy team have been training together from December 2021, with Ellen aiming to be selected into the Australian National Championship (ANC) team, where they will play the other academies from across Australia for a week in Melbourne in August later this year. In addition to the Giants Academy, Ellen plays for the UTS Randwick Sparks. She hopes to return to the game once she has recovered from her injury in mid-June this year to finish the Premier League season with her home team.

Despite being currently injured, Ellen is hoping to be selected again into the Giants ANC team later this month, which will be a great opportunity for her to showcase her skills in a national competition. We hope you recover from your injury soon and make that team!   

 

If you would like help with an individualised exercise program to help you achieve your sporting goals, call Longevity Exercise Physiology Edgecliff, Pymble, Marrickville, Randwick, Drummoyne, Balmain, Bella Vista, Neutral Bay and Coburg, Melbourne on 1300 964 002 to book in a session today!

 

Written by Jackie Cheung