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Episode 191 - Alex Corvo

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In this podcast

3:00 – Welcome Alex Corvo

3:08 – His first year away from the NRL

4:11 – Analysing the new standard of rugby league

6:24 – The place of long distance running in an NRL program

7:45 – How bigger players will go long term in the game

9:20 – His playing weight during his career

9:55 – When he did his own training during his career

11:30 – His Italian heritage

14:12 – The joy of Italian food

16:33 – The backyard battles between 4 brothers

17:00 – Not playing weekend footy till under 19’s and being an AFL player

19:32 – Watching the Raiders in the early days

21:15 – The advantage of Seiffert Oval

22:08 – What age he signed his first contract with the Raiders

23:44 – What Craig Bellamy was like back in the day

25:06 – The advantage of playing a game you later coach

26:24 – Making his first grade debut off the bench

28:40 – Playing with the Raiders super stars of the 90’s

29:34 – What Ricky Stuart was like back in the day

30:55 – What was his first job?

33:30 – The beauty of bush footy

35:27 – Where the path begun in strength and conditioning

39:48 – The advantage he brings to his role in S & C

41:37 – Did he ever think the industry would evolve to the level it has

43:43 – What would be different today from the programs of the past

45:14 – Mentors and influences on his career

46:11 – Donny Singe and the Sea Eagles rivalry

47:45 – How he got to the Melbourne Storm

49:23 – Was the Melbourne Culture pre-existing prior to Belly and him arriving

52:45 – Who initiated the famous Storm army camps

53:48 – Did he hide behind bushes during training

54:45 – Player driven culture

55:21 – How Cam Smith became a leader

55:40 – The secret to good leadership

56:37 – Did he get nervous for grand finals

58:10 – How you program grand final week

59:54 – How a coach celebrate celebrates a grand final win

1:01:25 – Nearly being poached over to Rugby Union

1:02:41 – Handling the team during the salary cap scandal

1:04:05 – How he got told the news about the salary cap scandal

1:05:21 – Struggles for himself personally during this time

1:07:08 – What was the culture like when he arrived at the NZ Warriors

1:10:15 – The athletic gifts of Polynesian players

1:13:10 – The ability to find extra in your athletes

1:14:44 – The most natural athlete he has trained

1:16:57 – 5 people he would like to invite to a private dinner party


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Alex Corvo is an expert in physical performance having over 20 years experience across professional rugby league. His notable roles has included Head of Physical Performance at the Melbourne Storm for 11 years which includes 3 premierships, Head of Performance at the Brisbane Broncos for 4 years and Head of Performance at the New Zealand Warriors for 2 years. On the rep scene, he has been on the performance staff with the Queensland State of Origin for 4 years and Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Australian Kangaroos for 6 years.

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