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May 30, 2018

In episode 112 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Dr Christian Barton - Patellofemoral 'knee-cap' pain in this Expert Edition.

Dr Christian Barton is a physiotherapist who graduated with first class honours from Charles Sturt University in 2005, from there Dr Chris went on to complete his PHD focusing on Patellofemoral Pain, Biomechanics and Foot Orthoses in 2010. Dr Barton’s broad research disciplines are biomechanics, running-related injury, knee pathology, tendinopathy, and rehabilitation, with a particular focus on what’s known as research translation. Dr Barton has published well over 40 papers in Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Biomechanics journals alongside this Dr. Barton is also an Associate Editor for the acclaimed British Journal of Sports Medicine, more recently Dr. Barton was one of the masterminds behind the Trek, translating research and evidence into knowledge, a website and an online forum to help practitioners wordwide do just that take the literature the science and disseminate that into the clinical landscape ultimately for the benefits of the public and patients receiving healthcare.

During today’s conversation, Dr. Barton shares around the key concepts that will help you better manage your knee cap pain if you are suffering from it or be aware of it. We talk about load management, exercise prescription which exercises work best, the number of sets. reps etc. Education and your understanding about this condition. Exercise progression, the importance of being adaptable and patient, how to monitor the irritability of your knee cap pain, what the evidence says works regarding best treatments for knee cap pain, we talk about adjunctive therapy such as PRP. Dr Barton jumped online for a follow up conversation after our initial conversation to answer the question about stretching in the role that it plays in the management and the treatment of kneecap pain. So jump in for this expert edition, if you are a knee cap pain sufferer, a Patellofemoral pain sufferer I hope this conversation with Dr. Christian Barton really helps you. 

Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • A general week in overall practice
  • What is Patellar Femoral Pain and where does it come from
  • How common is the injury
  • Physical Pain and Quality of Life
  • Managing the pain and loads
  • What are the main aims of muscle intervention
  • Most common exercises for rehab
  • Biomechanical Studies
  • Focusing on step rate
  • The role of orthotics
  • Taping as an intervention
  • Top mistakes Runners make
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Challenge
  • Stretching program

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May 23, 2018

In episode 111 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Andrew Lauterstein - Triple Olympic Medallist.

Andrew (Lauto) Lauterstein is a Triple Olympic Medallist who won three medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. This episode is a great insight into an athlete who dealt with the pressure of expectation and performance very well to claim his three medals. Andrew took silver in the 4x100m medley relay team at Beijing, he also took Bronze in the Australian 4x100m freestyle medley team, but his signature swim of his career was the Bronze medal that he took in the 100m butterfly final in the 2008 Beijing games, he came in behind Michael Phelps and Ian Crocker, the then world record holder.

On today’s episode, Andrew shares around the highs, the lows and the learnings from his remarkable career.  Post swimming Andrew is now the co-director of Engine Swim and also co-owner of New Wave Swim School in Melbourne, Victoria. We do talk about Andrew’s transition out of the swimming pool into his professional life and the early days of Andrew swimming to become a National Champion at just 16 years of age and a great story where Andrew stood on the podium at the Nationals by himself with neither the second or the third-place getter there. Andrew shares around as a Junior why he didn’t set a goal to become an Olympian.

Andrew outlines the Beijing Olympic experience seeing the Chinese cube swimming pool for the first time, the magnificence of that and also the incredibly large dining hall of the Olympic games. Andrew details in a great story about coming up against the mighty Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly semi-final. Michael went from receiving his Olympic Medal in an event just prior to the 100m semi-final to jump into the pool and setting the world record. Andrew also shares a great story around Michael swimming in the 100m fly and what it’s like to feel his presence in the pool and why Andrew went from being quite cool, calm, collected and excited on the blocks for the 100m butterfly final at Beijing with the 25,000 strong crowd to being petrified and shaking within a moment and why that happened.

Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Growing up in Victoria
  • Playing footy and swimming
  • Who Andrew most admired growing up
  • Moving from Backstroke to Butterfly
  • Training rhythm
  • Being on the starting blocks
  • Racing Michael Phelps
  • Winning his first medal
  • Dark days during career
  • Training and Preparation in Melbourne
  • Performance Round
  • Pain Association
  • Best Advice
  • Listener Questions
  • New Wave Swim School and Engine Businesses
  • Physical Challenge: 8 hours sleep and a 7 minute hang from a bar.

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May 15, 2018

In episode 110 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Stephanie Rice - Triple Olympic Gold Medallist.

Stephanie Rice took gold in three events, her only three events in Beijing, the 200m IM, the 400m IM and then was part of the Australian 4x 200m freestyle relay winning team. Not only did Stephanie win 3 gold medals across the one week of swimming but every time she took to the pool in Beijing she broke a world record. Leading into the Beijing Olympic Games at the Australian swimming trials, Stephanie had broken the world record in both the 400 and the 200m individual medley. However her American nemesis Katie Hoff had bettered the mark at the US Olympic Trials just before the Olympic Games.

During this episode Stephanie shares how she handled the pressure despite her coach’s instructions to not break the world record. We talk about how Stephanie managed to pull herself together after winning her first gold medal which was also incidentally Australia’s 400th Summer Olympic Games Gold Medal and the first Olympic Gold for the 2008 Australian Team. To recover from being unwell to then get ready for the 400 IM. We discuss why Stephanie knew that she wanted to be an Olympian from the age of 3 years, how Susie O’Neill inspired Stephanie. We talk about what it took leading into Beijing, 4 years of grind and hard work plus all the years before that and then the 4 magical days in Beijing. Why Stephanie was not interested in working with a sports psychologist, why getting up at 4:37am was the perfect time. And then we talk about the tough years following Beijing for Stephanie after she underwent shoulder surgery and leading into the London Olympic Games preparing for that with just half of the swimming volume she would have done. We talk about how Stephanie manage that and explore Stephanie’s life beyond the swimming pool and what the last 6 year journey has included. There’s so much in this interview and Stephanie Rice is an Australian sporting legend.

 

Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Mindset
  • Discussing how important habits are.
  • How Stephanie first got started in Swimming
  • Coming from a sporty family
  • Favourite Achievement
  • Using a Sports Psychologist
  • Setting the world record
  • How Steph stays motivated
  • Steph’s challenges during her career
  • Steph’s struggle with injury and the three surgeries
  • Racing against the men
  • Performance Round
  • Mantra
  • Being in the zone
  • Best Advice
  • Magic Mentoring Program
  • Physical Challenge – Have a meat free/vegan day once a week and exercise five days a week.
  • Meeting Susie O’Neill

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May 9, 2018

In episode 109 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer and Lewis Craig have a conversation with Matt Fitzgerald - Best selling Author 'How Bad Do You Want It?'

Matt has authored numerous books including ‘The Runners Edge’, ‘Iron Wall’, ‘80/20 Running’ and also ‘The Runners Body’ and is also an avid endurance runner.  Matt has also authored the book ‘How bad do you want it’ where he brings together the science as well as brilliant examples of elite performance including athletes featured Sammy Wanjiru, Jenny Simpson, Greg LeMond, Siri Lindley, Cadel Evans, Nathan Cohen and Joe Sullivan, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ryan Vail, Thomas Voeckler, Steve Prefontaine.  Matt brings together the science as well as the practicality of elite performance.  Matt has a long history of competing in endurance events.  Matt is also an acclaimed endurance sports and nutrition writer and also a certified sports nutritionist as well as being a regular columnist.

On today’s episode Lewis and Brad with Matt explore why it is you have to endure to get the most out of yourself. Why the lynch pain to successful endurance performance is a perception of effort. Why you must brace yourself for the worst in order to race at your best. The two ways that you can alter your perception of effort and therefore improve your performance. Why endurance athletes perform better when they are chasing such of effort. Why you must brace yourself for the worst in order to race at your best. The two ways that you can alter your perception of effort and therefore improve your performance. Why endurance athletes perform better when they are chasing something. Why it helps to stay focus on external stimuli when you are racing. Why sitting yourself up to expect more will allow you to achieve more and why A race is like a fire walk. So if you are ready to explore your true physical potential to master the psychology of mind over muscle then jump in with Lewis and myself, Matt Fitzgerald, author of how bad you want it and let’s see how it’s done.

Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Matt’s backstory
  • Coming back from disappointments
  • Maximising performance based on psychology
  • Perception of Effort
  • Inhibitory Control to stay focused on your goal
  • The effect of Music, Anxiety and Caffeine on perception of effort
  • A Race is like a Firewalk
  • Practical tips to push Physical Performance
  • Time Goals
  • Achievable targets and goals
  • Turn anxiety into excitement
  • Being present and staying focused
  • 80/20 Training
  • Physical Challenge for the Week: Make a rule to do something every day

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May 1, 2018

In episode 108 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer brings you an expert edition and has a conversation with Prof. Stuart McGill - Biomechanist & Lower Back Pain Expert.

In this episode we get very practical, we talk about what lower back pain actually is and what other common conditions that we can experience across the lifespan with our spines. We discussed why assessments need to be thorough for back pain suffers. Professor McGill debunks the many lower back pain myths including is stretching of the hamstrings of any use.  We discuss the concept of core stability and Professor McGill gives us a true and accurate definition and why he believes it is fundamental to human movement in an absolute non-negotiable for athletic best performance. Professor McGill refers to examples of stifling athletic development through not allowing rest. We discussed the 2 and half year rehabilitation of Brian Carroll Champion weight lifter who succumbed to a very serious lower back and sacral injury and how Professor McGill helped Brian return to competition and how he became the first man to squat more than 50 times in competition a weight greater than a thousand pounds. It's an incredible example of a very nasty injury, it should give anyone listening hope that they too can look forward to enjoying pain free best performance from their lower backs no matter what the degree of injury is that they may have been incurred. We touched on what is important for lower back pain sufferers to determine if they able to have a good day in amongst the bad days.

Professor McGill shares with us his big 3 non-negotiable exercises, the McGill curls, the Bird Dogs and the Side Planks. Finally we talk about why Professor McGill does not believe that drawing in activating transverse abdominous is of any use when it comes to creating stiffness of the spine and finally if you are sit up or a crunch lover for your abdominals we discuss why it is fundamentally doing you harm if you are performing crunches for your spine that is. 

There is a whole lot in this episode as we speak with this incredible connoisseur of knowledge when it comes to all things lower back health and ultimate performance of the spine.

Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Studying at university
  • Back Pain 101
  • The use of MRIs
  • Back conditions that are prevalent
  • Movement of the disc
  • Myths about Back Pain
  • Restoring careers of high level Athletes
  • Bone Callusing
  • Back Extensions
  • Spine hygiene
  • Spine Stability and Core Stability
  • Unpacking Sit-ups
  • Advantageous Exercises
  • Back Fit Pro – Book
  • Back Stiffness and variations

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