What post match celebrations will do to recovery

Matt Giteau and teammates drinking

Who doesn’t like to celebrate a win with a few drinks? The culture in most team sports involves consumption of large amounts of alcohol after training/competition. In Australia, sports participants’ even report higher than average alcohol consumption rates compared to the non-sporting population, with a large proportion (~50–65%) consuming intakes above the threshold classified as […]

What are Peptides and what do they do?

Growth Hormone Release diagram

Australia’s ‘darkest day in sport’ has centred around the use of ‘peptides’ by our sport stars and legends. The Australian Crime Commission named peptides as one of the notable substances used by professional athletes in their report on ‘Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport’. But apart from being illegal, what are peptides? And why are […]

Battle of the Codes. Which is the fittest sport according to current GPS data?

Rugby Union Rugby League and AFL GPS comparison

For the longest time there was no way to really compare one sport to another. And while the new GPS technologies cannot tell you anything about the skill levels of one sport vs. another, they do allow you to objectively measure the physical and physiological demands. GPS technologies have been adopted far and wide in […]

Rugby Union training: Women vs Men

David Boyle training at the Waratahs

We all know rugby’s a physically demanding sport and if you hope to last a full 80 minutes you better be in good shape. Rugby training programs are a must for both men and women who play at the top level. There is a lot of talk about training differences for the genders. The truth […]