We’ve all seen them… just hanging on a hook or draped over equipment, looking more like colourful gym confetti rather than a powerful training tool. Perhaps you’ve even used them to stretch, help with pull-ups or even tie down weights (impressive!!!). However, the benefits and application of powerbands are huge and applicable to everyone. At BaiMed Performance we use and program powerband-based exercises on a daily basis; whether it's for an elite basketballer, a rehabilitation program post-surgery or for our youth development programs. The How + Why Now I could dive deep into the world of powerbands and talk of the...
Dan is a physio and currently Director at BaiMed Performance, and works as a performance physiotherapist in the NRL. Dan sat down with us and walked us through the areas he looks at when he is working with an athlete to prepare for professional sport and avoid injury. "Whenever an athlete comes to BaiMed Performance, the first thing we assess is their mobility. The ability of a joint to move about its full range of motion is a key element in allowing the athlete to put their body in the various positions that their sport demands. If they don’t have...
What does it mean to you to qualify for the Crossfit Games? It is a testament to the years of hard work that I have put in. That’s not just myself but my whole support team, it really is an amazing feeling. What’s different this year? This year I was mentally a lot stronger and my training was definitely a lot more consistent. I had so much more confidence going in. I knew if I did my best it would hopefully be good enough, and I’m really happy that it was. Now that you know you will...
Congratulations on winning the Crossfit Pacific Regional! How does it feel to achieve something so special? It has been a long time coming. I’ve been crossfitting now for six years and to finally win my region I’m very happy with my progression, it really is a testament to my coaching and the work I’ve put in over the last few years. I’m absolutely stoked, it is a dream come true. It’s a really good lead into the games, it means a lot to me. What was different heading into 2017? A big aspect was the mental side of...
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