Strength and Conditioning Lab

Our Strength and Conditioning Lab is a world-class high-performance training and testing facility

The lab is home to:

  • eight lifting platforms
  • two instrumented racks with force platforms and elite form 3D camera technology
  • several portable force plates
  • a 40m running track that leads directly into the Biomechanics Lab.

Check out our series of strength and conditioning packages specifically designed by our world-renowned sport and exercise science experts to help take your sport performance to the next level.

Strength is an essential component of most sports. Assessing an athletes’ strength can help coaches guide an athlete’s training to protect them against injury and to improve their performance. This testing package assesses athletes’ strength characteristics including repetition maximum testing (1RM, 3RM or 5RM tests) for common lifts (e.g., squat, bench press, deadlift). Both team and individual player reports will be provided to summarise test results.

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Duration:

  • 12 athletes: 2 hours
  • 20-30 athletes: 3 hours
  • 40 athletes: 4 hours

Participants: Min 12 athletes per package, Max 40 athletes per package

Participants: Min 12 athletes per package, Max 40 athletes per package

Cost: $30 per athlete

Performing a field-based fitness testing battery is an important part of performance profiling and monitoring in team sports. This testing package includes jump, sprint, agility and aerobic fitness tests to provide a comprehensive overview of team sport fitness. Tests can be customised to meet sport-specific national fitness testing batteries (e.g., AFL draft combine). Both team and individual player reports will be provided to summarise test results.

Product Inclusions:

Duration:

  • 12 athletes: 2 hours
  • 20-30 athletes: 3 hours
  • 40 athletes: 4 hours

Participants: Min 12 athletes per package, Max 40 athletes per package

Cost: $30 per athlete

The team sport package combines the field and strength testing packages to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the physical characteristics underpinning a team sport athlete’s performance. Both team and individual player reports will be provided to summarise test results.

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Duration: 2 testing sessions of 2 hours each split over two separate days.

  • 12 athletes: 2 hours
  • 20-30 athletes: 3 hours
  • 40 athletes: 4 hours

Min Numbers: Min 12 athletes per package, Max 40 athletes per package

Cost: $60 per athlete

Strength assessments are critical in identifying both strengths and weaknesses of athletes. In this assessment, maximum strength is determined through a repetition maximum (RM) protocol (1-5 RM), which is considered the ‘gold-standard’ within non-laboratory environments. Alternatively (or in addition to RM testing), maximum strength (and associated variables of interest) can be assessed through an isometric mid-thigh pull test using force plates for more detailed profiling. A strength testing report will summarise testing results.

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Duration: 2 hours

Participants: 1 Athlete per test

Cost: $250 per athlete

Isokinetic testing is a lab-based method for assessing strengths and weaknesses at any joint, during any action. This assessment utilises the Biodex isokinetic dynamometer to measure the torque generated by isolated muscle groups (e.g., during elbow flexion/extension, knee flexion/extension). Analyses of length-tension, force-velocity, muscle symmetry and muscle imbalance can all be conducted - this is very much dependent on individual athlete requirements.

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Duration: 2 hours

Participant: 1 Athlete per test

Cost: $210 per athlete

An anthropometric profile provides a good indication of an individual’s body composition. Measurements taken during this assessment include height, body mass, body mass index (BMI), body circumferences (waist, hip, and limbs), and skinfold thickness (to estimate body fat percentage and fat-free mass). In combination with one another, these measures make up a full anthropometric profile that can serve as an important aid in training prescription and general athlete monitoring. An anthropometric profile report will be provided to summarise test results.

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Duration: 1 hour

Participant: 1 athlete per test

Cost: $100

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