Alex Welsh - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

Alex Welsh

Sport

Para Cycling Road (handcycle H3) 

Career Highlights
  • 6 time Australian road race champion.
  • 5 time Australian time trial champion.
  • Multiple podium finishes in European handcycle races.
USC Sport Clinic experience

The USC Sport Strength and Conditioning clinic has made a really positive impact on my training experience. The tailored exercises greatly help with everyday life in a wheelchair. The prescribed programming has made a significant difference in my ability to manage my time in the gym, with the expert trainers providing fantastic guidance and assistance to execute the exercises correctly. The program is designed for me, and I feel the load is manageable but also challenging. I like that there is a strong focus on "healthy human", which means that injury prevention is a huge priority. The trainers have a lot of knowledge in their fields, and there are frequent conversations about current bike training, upcoming events or life commitments that help direct the session programming. The facility is great and has plenty of space to access the equipment without disturbing other people using the gym. All the staff and fellow athletes are friendly too.