National S&C Lead with Swimming Australia
S&C Coach to Olympic & World Champions
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Opinions & Insights
"I’m a swimmer who is starting to train in the gym. Where should I start?"
Swimming to Gym: Where to Start for Effective Training
"How to transfer general strength gains in weight room to sport specific movements?"
Maximizing Sport Performance: Transferring Strength Gains from Weights
"I avoid back exercises because I end up with tightness. Should I cut back lifts out completely?"
Should you cut back lifts? Understanding tightness & its potential underlying causes
"Should a swimming strength program be based around Olympic lifts (clean, snatch) or power lifts (bench, squat, deadlift)? Or is a mix of both best?"
Unlocking the Power of Individualized Training for Swimmers
"What advice would you give for someone who is just beginning to train in their 40s?"
Key to success: Start small, be consistent, and choose something you love!
"Music or no music during training sessions?"
Rock your training sessions: The power of music in boosting athlete performance
Former NHL AT + S&C Coach
Dr. Sean Burkhardt,DC,FIBFN-FN,CCSP,CFMP,CSCS,CSPS,TSAC-F,PES,CES
Sports DC, Concussion/ mTBI Management, Neuro-Performance, Strength Coach
Physical Conditioning Specialist, Tennis
Performance Coach at Chicago Fire FC
Olympic & NCAA Champion Strength Coach