Tag Archives: Athlete Development

ACL Injuries in Women #2

A recent study has found that 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can reduce anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in women by 60%. But what exercises should we do? Although the ACL is an integral part of the knee, the knee itself is not the area of focus for the exercises, we have […]

Train Smarter Not Harder – The Facts About Supercompensation

In this blog post we will go through how to structure a training week in the most efficient way possible as well as explaining the very important concept that is supercompensation! More and more people are heading into the gym these days with a similar goal, whether that be to increase muscle mass, increase strength […]

ACL Injuries in Women #1

Something that has been in the news quite a lot lately is the increased rate of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries that are occurring in the AFLW league. Studies have shown that females are 4-6 times more likely to injure their ACL than males! But why is this the case and what puts females at […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Unstable Surface Training

Bosu balls have their place in a rehab setting and in some cases with the elderly. So if you’ve had a knee replacement or major surgery recently they have a place in your rehab plan. They have a place! That’s it; they can’t be the staple of your rehab and they most certainly shouldn’t be […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Squatting & Your Knees

Let me put a persistent strength training myth to bed for you all. It revolves around squatting and knee placement… When you squat, your knees can and should travel past your toes!! Shock horror I can almost guarantee at one point in your life (assuming you have been in a gym before,) you’ve heard someone […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Your check engine light is on..

Last week I finally got around to dropping my laptop off at an IT place in Darwin to fix it. When they asked me what the problem with it was, I couldn’t even tell them because I didn’t know. All I knew was that I was getting random messages, things wouldn’t close after I tried […]

Strength & Conditioning vs Personal Training

By Bodyfit NT Strength and Conditioning Coach Jake Shannon I often get asked what the difference is between a Personal Trainer and a Strength and Conditioning Coach. It’s a great question because while the industry is the same and from the outside both may seem very similar, both play a very different role. Both professions can clearly […]

New Clinic Open For Business

It’s official – Bodyfit NT Palmerston has moved and we are giving you 15% off all services to celebrate! Today we finally move into our brand new clinic on McCourt Road in Yarrawonga, Darwin NT. While only just down the road from the old place, we now have so much more room for all the good […]