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Cove Talk - Strength and Conditioning Panel Discussion 13 Sep 18

By The Cove August 11, 2020

  Our next Cove Talk will be held on the 13th of September 2018 at 1030 (AEST). The subject 'Strength and Conditioning, follows on from a discussion on physical training during the Chief of Army's Webinar Address. The talk will run as a panel discussion which will be broadcast live from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) The panellists are Mr Ross Smith (Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at the AIS), Sergeant Chris Wilkinson and Sergeant Tim Boland (Both Physical Training Instructors posted to the Royal Military College- Duntroon). Discussion topics include:

  • Load management.
  • An insight into the AIS human performance program and the way Army can learn from their methods.
  • How the AIS and Army currently structure physical training & how we can make it better.

How it will work: The central presentation will run for approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session. The audience can text their questions on the day, however, we encourage questions to be sent to soldiercove [at] prior to talk to provide the presenters with advanced notice. If you would like to attend the webinar, please contact soldiercove [at] for registration details.  



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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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