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
Striving for Paris with Kate McDonaldSeptember 29, 2023
Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Artistic Gymnast, Kate McDonald, is hoping to secure a ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris with a strong performance at the Artistic Gymnastic World Championships which begin in Antwerp Saturday 30 September.
Magnificent MontagAugust 24, 2023
Jemima Montag won Australia's first medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, walking her way to silver in the women's 20-kilometre walk – her greatest sporting achievement to date. Yet her achievements extend much further than the track, being a natural born leader sharing her experiences with other young athletes, whilst balancing a medical degree and passions outside of sport.