Excellent start to 2006!

January – Tay Zimmer breaks the Australian and Commonwealth backstroke records and qualifies for the Commonwealth Games in the 50m 100m 200m backstroke.

March: In networking news I attended the CISC Commonwealth International Sport Science Conference. The purpose of attending these conferences is to stay abreast of current research and trends in the industry, with the aim of implementing new research and techniques further enhancing the servicing to athletes in my program. See photo below of Dr. Mike McGuigan from ECU (Edith Cowan University) Sport Science department and Dee Jennings VIS (Victorian Institute of Sport) physical preparation co-ordinator.

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Whilst in Melbourne I also had a chance to talk shop with the conditioning staff at Richmond AFL club. I also caught up with ex Gold Coast AFL players Andrew Raines and Luke McGuane. And wouldn’t you know it, they were both deadlifting! Note to young up and coming footballers if you want to play AFL Football you must squat and deadlift!

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Andrew Raines showing you how to deadlift

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Luke McGuane deadlift take 2

In March Tay Zimmer won bronze in the 50m backstroke at the Commonwealth games

March also saw 5 members of the PIT crew selected to represent QLD at the under 18 AFL national championships in Victoria under the watchful eye of AFL scouts.
Taury Zimmer, Fraser Pope, Kurt Tippett, Haydyn Kiel and Dane Eaton all selected.

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Taury Zimmer putting in the hard yards with poor mans glute ham raises to bring up his posterior chain.

This highlights the success of The Ultimate Sports Performance program. As you’re all aware places in the programs are scarce. Each athlete was screened, interviewed and selected to fill places vacated by other athletes drafted in 2005, thus were able to be part of the 2006 program.