The VIS Physical Preparation team is dedicated to maximising the physical capabilities and performances of VIS athletes.
The Physical Preparation team plans and designs programs that meet the sporting and individual needs of each athlete.
Programs incorporate all elements of athlete preparation, including:
- sport specific conditioning and physical adaptation
- rehabilitation and injury prevention programs
- movement analysis - on-field and gym based
- strength and power development
- regeneration and recovery strategies
- mobility and flexibility programs
- planning and monitoring athlete workloads
Staff members in the VIS gym have a broad range of experience not only in strength and conditioning but also coaching, sport science disciplines (physiology/biomechanics), research and high-level sport competition. This variety assists in the application of innovative, holistic yet highly specific training programs for VIS athletes. Staff are constantly evaluating new methods of physical training to incorporate into athlete training programs, via regular workshops, in-house tutorials and the latest literature.
Recent Physical Preparation News
VIS Netball Development Squad learn from New Zealand’s bestApril 28, 2023
The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Netball Development squad travelled to New Zealand earlier in the year to play against international competition and experience a different high performance training environment.
The lowest lows, the highest highs, and the tears In betweenSeptember 7, 2022
After months of feeling “broken” and questioning whether it was worth continuing her long jump career, Brooke Buschkuehl overcame all of life’s challenges to win a second-straight Commonwealth Games silver medal in Birmingham.
A story of vulnerability, perseverance, and hard workApril 20, 2022
Kristy Wallace’s journey back to the basketball court has been a “rollercoaster ride” filled with joy, life lessons and some really tough challenges that she doesn’t believe she could’ve overcome without the support of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS).