Sports physician Peter Brukner (Brukie) and high performance guru Darren Burgess (Burgo) have worked together at the Socceroos and Liverpool FC, and separately at Premier League club Arsenal, AFL clubs Melbourne, Collingwood, Sydney and Port Adelaide, as well as national swimming, hockey, athletics and cricket teams. Join them for a chat about health and performance with a bunch of interesting guests.
Episode 17 Brukie & Burgo chat to sports scientist Aaron Coutts about his experiences at the coalface of elite sport and in academia
Sports science guru Aaron Coutts has managed to combine working in elite sport with a stellar academic career. He explains how he did it in this week's podcast.
Episode 16 Brukie & Burgo speak to Paddy Upton, sports scientist, mental coach, business coach, author and cricket coach
Paddy Upton has had a remarkable journey from a cricket and rugby career, then fitness coach for South African cricket, then a mental skills and business coach, and more recently coaching in T20 leagues around the world including the IPL and BBL. His coaching philosophy is different, but highly successful.
Episode 15 Brukie and Burgo speak with Aussie cricketer Shane Watson still going strong long after his contemporaries have retired
Playing international cricket is challenging both physically and mentally. Shane Watson talks to us from Dubai where he is playing in the IPL about how he has met those challenges
Episode 14 Brukie and Burgo chat to the extraordinary Mark Visser, professional big wave surfer, author, keynote speaker and ocean adventurer
Most famous for his film Night Rider which describes his nighttime ride of Hawaii's biggest wave, Jaws, Mark Visser has another amazing adventure planned. He talks to us about this and how he overcame fear - something relevant to all high performance
Episode 13 20 years ago Cathy Freeman gave us one of our greatest sporting moments
"I had the gold medal in my pocket for a couple of hours". Peter Brukner had an insiders view of a momentous evening in Australia's sporting history. Listen to Brukie and Burgo discussing how she did it and the challenge of coping with expectation.
Brukie and Burgo speak with hamstring research guru Dr Ryan Timmins
Hamstrings are the bane of all footballers' (and medical staff's) lives. No-one knows more about 'hammies' than this week's guest, researcher Ryan Timmins