Melius Performance Podcast
Season 6 Episode 1 with Dr Arthur Lynch on Strength and Conditioning

Season 6 Episode 1 with Dr Arthur Lynch on Strength and Conditioning

January 14, 2021

Arthur Lynch is an exercise physiology researcher who recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Limerick. 

Arthur is an accomplished drug-free powerlifter, representing Ireland at the last two IPF World Championships and heading there again this year. He is the current Irish Powerlifting Federation national champion in the -93kg class.

Arthur coaches at Sigma Nutrition, working with powerlifters of all levels, and hosts the NO LIFT podcast, a light-hearted take on many topics loosely related to Powerlifting. We cover training advice, coaching, nutrition, injury management, performance-enhancing drugs, psychology, general sports science as well as featuring some of the finest strength athletes in Ireland and the world. Subscribe to the podcast here https://open.spotify.com/show/1G4op8xrLaBJuI4Hd4GK6L?si=PcSrVqSKRea6nA1g5mhDLw 

 

Episode 9: Listener question-Sleep Disturbances Before Competition in Athletes with Dr Ian Dunican

Episode 9: Listener question-Sleep Disturbances Before Competition in Athletes with Dr Ian Dunican

December 9, 2020

In this episode, I address a common question "Why can't I sleep before a competition?". In this episode, I discuss what we know, what we can do and if it really affects our performance.

Contact me at ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au 

Instgram @sleep4perform or @meliusperform

Twitter @meliusperform

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/melius-consulting-health-safety-improvement/

and at www.meliusconsulting.com.au 

Episode 8 with Dr Adam Fletcher- Peak Alert

Episode 8 with Dr Adam Fletcher- Peak Alert

December 2, 2020

We welcome back Dr Adam Fletcher. Adam is an international researcher and consultant. He is best known for applying sleep, fatigue, and performance sciences in workplace settings. His research Ph.D., completed in 1999, investigated the measurement and prediction of human performance in higher-risk work environments. Adam has held research roles with the US Army (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), and the Universities of Adelaide and South Australia.

Adam's previous episode on the podcast: https://meliusperformance.podbean.com/e/episode-008-dr-adam-fletcher-fatigue-management-for-on-call-stand-by-call-out/

In this episode, we discuss two applications offered by Adam.

FatigueSafe App helps you to quickly evaluate your personal fatigue levels. It can be used for work or personal purposes and considers factors such as your current fatigue state as well as your recent sleep quantity & quality, physical & mental signs of fatigue, and more. FREE via this link https://www.integratedsafety.com.au/fatiguesafe-app/ available on both the App Store on iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android. 

PeakAlert is a revolutionary App that uses an AI-powered algorithm licensed from the US Department of Defense. It tracks and predicts performance, sleep, and other crucial personal factors. The App uses your objective performance, sleep, and other data to create a custom algorithm to support peak alertness whenever you need it. PeakAlert allows you to integrate with most smartphone health and sleep trackers to help provide you with more accurate sleep and alertness data. PeakAlert is being developed to automatically use permission data from the iOS/Apple HealthKit and Android Google Fit. Functionality is also being built to allow you to push data from PeakAlert to other apps/platforms based on your user preferences. Download here for your free month and pay only $5 for the year after that https://www.integratedsafety.com.au/peakalert-app/ available on both the App Store on iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android. 

 

Contact details for Adam and Integrated Safety Support

adam@integratedsafety.com.au

+65 (0) 9039 8880 (Singapore)
 

+61 (0) 416 231 456 (Australia)

 https://www.youtube.com/user/IntegratedSafe

https://twitter.com/AdamFletcherPhD

http://www.integratedsafety.com.au/ 

https://www.facebook.com/integratedsafetysupport

Contact me at ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au 

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Episode 7 with Dr Fiona Martin MP-House of Representatives

Episode 7 with Dr Fiona Martin MP-House of Representatives

November 25, 2020

Today I am joined by Dr Fiona Martin

Prior to entering Parliament, Fiona worked as a psychologist, academic researcher and small businesswoman.
 
Like many people who live in Reid, Fiona attended school locally, firstly at Santa Sabina College and then Rosebank College, before graduating from the University of Sydney and undertaking specialised training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
 
In 2006, Fiona founded her own psychology practice. In the following year, she completed her Ph.D., which focused on improving the social functioning of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Fiona has previously worked as an expert consultant and ambassador for a variety of organisations including Only About Children, SafeWork NSW, Little Blue Dinosaur and Life Education.
 
Fiona became the first female Member for Reid in 2019. She continues her work to support small business, health, education and the most vulnerable members of our community.

https://nsw.liberal.org.au/FionaMartin

Twitter @FionaMartinMP and on Instagram @Fionamartinmp

Contact me at ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au follow on Instagram @sleep4perform or @meliusperform and visit www.meliusconsulting.com.au 

Episode 6 with the legend Sonny Brown from the Sonny Brown Breakdown

Episode 6 with the legend Sonny Brown from the Sonny Brown Breakdown

November 23, 2020

Its time to break it down with the MAN...the Myth ....The legend....the one and only Sonny Brown 

Sonny started training martial arts seriously in 2007, beginning with Shoot Fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling all at the same time at Langes MMA in Sydney. Sonny was able to be victorious in 3 MMA title bouts becoming a 3 time Australian Mixed Martial Arts Champion in the lightweight division beating standouts Dan Hooker and Damien Brown.

And he had one MMA victory via Gogoplata choke and at this stage am still the only person in Australia to do so which puts him in the company of Nick Diaz. He was awarded a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in 2017 by my coach, 4th Degree Black Belt Anthony Lange and has continued to train, teach and still compete in grappling competitions. I also had a renewed interest in American Folkstyle wrestling. 

His breakdowns and technical analysis videos have had high praise from Randy Couture, Matt Lindland, Karo Parisyan, Phil Davis and the coach of the Granby High wrestling school to name a few. In 2019, he started “The Sonny Brown Breakdown” podcast to have discussions on the training, teaching, health and education of mixed martial arts. Check out everything Sonny Brown related at https://www.sonnybrown.net/ and his fight record at https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/21661-sonny-brown 

 

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Episode 5 with Professor Michael Gradisar- pediatric sleep and insomnia

Episode 5 with Professor Michael Gradisar- pediatric sleep and insomnia

November 20, 2020

In this episode, Michael and I discuss insomnia, chronobiology, performance and pediatric sleep.

Michael's overview in his own words.....

My working week consists of being a sleep scientist, a sleep psychologist, teaching Masters and PhD students, and running postgraduate degrees in clinical psychology - oh, and running a start-up on the side ...
I’ve grown from a lone clinical psychologist starting up my own sleep clinic in 2005, helping people and families 1-on-1 to improve their sleep. Now, I lead a team of postdoc researchers, PhD and Masters students, and psychologists, and a sleep clinic that is attracting worldwide recognition. This has allowed me to invent novel evidence-based sleep treatments applicable across the lifespan. But I’m not completely satisfied with the slow pace of helping people 1-on-1. My techniques have expanded to group settings, and to schools. The first self-help book is complete (parents of school-aged children), and the first app for babies’ sleep is on its way. But the pace is still too slow for the ideas I generate and many institutions to ill-equipped to turn ideas into valuable products. Thus, WINK Sleep Online was born -https://winksleep.online

Find Michael at https://researchnow.flinders.edu.au/en/persons/michael-gradisar-2 

Or at LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-gradisar-ba2184b6/ 

Contact me at ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au

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Instagram @sleep4peform

Episode 4 with F1 Metrics expert Dr Andrew Phillips

Episode 4 with F1 Metrics expert Dr Andrew Phillips

November 13, 2020

In this episode we discuss Andrew's background in maths and physics, why he is a fan of F1, an overview of his blog and the data, what are the most important variables in determining the success of an F1 win? How much is the car and how much is the driver in determining success, is Lewis Hamilton really great or just in a good car, predictions and thoughts for 2021 season and much more.

Follow Andrew over at https://f1metrics.wordpress.com/about/ or on Twitter @ajkphillips.

Follow me on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-c-dunican-phd-115b0a14/ 

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Twitter @Meliusperform 

Email ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au and www.meliusconsulting.com.au

Episode 3 with BJJ blackbelt & Physiotherapist Liv Giles

Episode 3 with BJJ blackbelt & Physiotherapist Liv Giles

November 12, 2020

Livia Gluchowska, known as “Liv”  is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, 3-time BJJ World Champion, 2-time Asian Champion, 11-time Pan-Pacific Champion, 3-time Australian Champion, Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Winner and 2017 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship Silver Medallist...Yip, she is pretty good.

In this episode we talk about BJJ, being a coach, getting older, competing as a female, her role within the combat sports commission and her developing years as an athlete in gymnastics.

Check out Absolute MMA St Kilda YouTube channel with Lachlan and Livia  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVX5F9uZyzzSI9juQRp_2Hw

and follow Liv on Instagram livia_giles

Melius Performance Podcast-Evaluations of Commercial Sleep Technologies for Objective Monitoring

Melius Performance Podcast-Evaluations of Commercial Sleep Technologies for Objective Monitoring

November 9, 2020
In this episode, I break down Jason's Stone's recent paper titled "Evaluations of Commercial Sleep Technologies for Objective Monitoring During Routine Sleeping Conditions" Read the full paper here for free https://www.dovepress.com/evaluations... Contact me at ian.dunican@meliusconsulting.com.au
Instagram @sleep4perform

Watch my breakdown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNEk6e1J1GE 

 
Episode 2 with The Fight Dietitian to UFC champions - Jordan Sullivan

Episode 2 with The Fight Dietitian to UFC champions - Jordan Sullivan

November 4, 2020

The Fight Dietitian (TFD) was started in mid-2018 and saw rapid success within the Combat Sports Nutrition scene. Since then, team TFD’s client list has grown to include Israel Adesanya current Middleweight Champ, Alexander Volkanovski current Featherweight Champ and many more from ONE Championship, Bellator MMA, Rizin MMA and many local, state, and national level champions in the different disciplines of Combat Sports.

Find Jordan at https://thefightdietitian.com/and find me at www.meliusconsulting.com.au or on Instagram @sleep4perform or on LinkedIn 

Dr Ian C Dunican 

Episode 1 Tales from Fight Island with UFC guy Dr Reid Reale

Episode 1 Tales from Fight Island with UFC guy Dr Reid Reale

November 2, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of the Melius Performance Podcast. Today I talk to my friend Dr Reid Reale

Originally from Australia, Reid is the Performance Nutrition Manager at UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. He previously worked as a Senior Scientist with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and at the Australian Institute of Sport with Olympic Combat Sport athletes. Reid’s research projects focused on weight cutting techniques, body composition and fight strategies. He also holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Link to his website https://combatsportsnutrition.com/ 

His academic research on Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Reid_Reale 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/reidreale/ 

Find me Ian @sleep4perform on Instagram or at www.meliusconsulting.com.au 

The new Melius Performance Podcast Launch

The new Melius Performance Podcast Launch

November 2, 2020

Welcome to the new podcast, Melius Performance Podcast with your host Dr Ian Dunican (PhD, MBA, MMineEng, BA) we dive into all thing’s improvement related. Connecting you with world-leading experts in industry topics such as health, safety, productivity, and athletic performance topics such as sleep, recovery, strength, and conditioning and much more. We focus on the latest evidence-based research and practical applications. Melius Performance Podcast brings you in-depth conversations with Business Leaders, PhDs, Medical Doctors, Coaches, Athletes, Researchers and Practitioners, to share their learnings to help you embody the meaning of Melius “To make better, to improve, in good style.” check us out at www.meliusconsulting.com.au

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 8: The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and the Royal Society with Prof Russel Foster

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 8: The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and the Royal Society with Prof Russel Foster

September 9, 2020

S 4 Ep 8 – The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and the Royal Society with Prof Russell Foster

In this episode, we welcome Russell Foster. Russell is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) and Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow at Brasenose College.

Russell’s research spans the neurosciences, but his research is focused upon two questions: (i) How is environmental light detected and processed by vertebrate photoreceptors for the regulation of circadian rhythms? One of his key findings was the discovery of another class of photoreceptor within the vertebrate eye based upon a small number of photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (pRGCs).  These pRGCs not only regulate circadian rhythms but also sleep & arousal states, heart-rate and pupil constriction; (ii) How are circadian rhythms generated and what happens when these systems break-down in disease and under abnormal environmental conditions?

Russell Chairs the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee, The Cheltenham Science Festival and is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group. He contributes to radio, television and writes newspaper articles. He has co-written three popular science books and is working on his fourth.

He is the co-author with writer and broadcaster Leon Kreitzman of two popular science books on circadian rhythms, Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks that Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing and Seasons of Life: The Biological Rhythms That Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive. He has also co-written a book titled Sleep: a Very Short Introduction. You can read more about Russell on his Wikipedia page  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Foster.

You can follow Russell on Twitter @OxSCNi

Or contact him via email russell.foster@eye.ox.ac.uk

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 7: Chrononutrition with Alan Flanagan

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 7: Chrononutrition with Alan Flanagan

August 12, 2020

S 4 Ep 7 – Chrononutrition with Alan Flanagan

In this episode, we welcome Alan Flanagan. Alan has an MSc in Nutritional Medicine, is currently pursuing his PhD, and is a former practising lawyer (Barrister) from Dublin, Ireland. Additionally, Alan runs Alinea Nutrition; an online education hub, dedicated to empowering others with clear, impartial, evidence-based knowledge and understanding about the science of nutrition. Additionally, Alan is the Research Communication Officer for Sigma Nutrition where he has written an excellent Sigma Statement on How Sleep and Nutrition Interact”.

You can also read Alan’s recent published article entitled Dietary Patters of Nurses on Rotational Shifts Are Marked by Redistribution of Energy into the Nightshift”.

 

Follow Alan on Instagram @thenutritional_advocate

Or get in contact with him via his website https://www.alineanutrition.com/demo-home/

 

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or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 6: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Meal Timing with Dr Charlotte Gupta

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 6: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Meal Timing with Dr Charlotte Gupta

July 8, 2020

S 4 Ep 6 – Shiftwork, Fatigue and Meal Timing with Dr Charlotte Gupta

Season 4, Episode 6 welcomes back Dr Charlotte Gupta. Since her last appearance, Charlotte completed her PhD, which focused on different meal sizes during nightshift and their impacts on performance. In this episode, we cover Charlottes paper, entitled "Hot, Tired and Hungry: The Snacking Behaviour and Food Cravings of Firefighters during Multi-Day Simulated Wildfire Suppression". Additionally, we discuss Charlotte's current and future projects and research.

 

Follow Charlotte on Twitter @cc_gupta

Or contact her via the email charlotte.gupta@unisa.edu.au

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 5: Travel Fatigue and Jetlag in Athletes with Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 5: Travel Fatigue and Jetlag in Athletes with Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg

June 10, 2020

S 4 Ep 5 – Travel, fatigue and jetlag in athletes with Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg

In this episode, we welcome Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg. Professor Janse Van Rensburg obtained her doctorate under the title “The effect of exercise training on the autonomic function, disease activity and functional capacity in females suffering from rheumatoid arthritis” in 2012 following her MMed (PhysMed) (Cum Laude), MSc Sports Medicine, and MBChB (Cum Laude), all from the University of Pretoria. She is an NRF rated researcher and has published widely in the areas of sports medicine and rheumatology, and to date has authored and co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Additionally, Professor Janse van Rensburg has accompanied many sports teams as a sports physician, both nationally and internationally. She was the team doctor for the national team to the Olympic Games in Athens. For both the FIFA Confederations Cup as well as the FIFA World Cup she was appointed as the Venue Medical Officer at Loftus. She was elected as Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is currently the President of Exercise Medicine in South Africa.

In this episode, we discuss our most recent publication in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, entitled How to Manage Travel Fatigue and Jet Lag in Athletes? A Systematic Review of Interventions

You can follow Professor Janse van Rensburg on twitter @christajvr

Or contact her via email christa.jansevanrensburg@up.ac.za

 

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S4P Radio, Special Episode - Mixed Martial Arts Strength, Conditioning and Recovery with Dr Carl Langan-Evans

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Mixed Martial Arts Strength, Conditioning and Recovery with Dr Carl Langan-Evans

May 20, 2020

Sleep4Performance Radio, Special Episode - Mixed Martial Arts Strength, Conditioning and Recovery with Dr Carl Langan-Evans

In this special episode of Sleep4Performance radio, we welcome Dr Carl Langan-Evans. In this episode Carl and I discuss the contentious issues of strength and conditioning in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and recovery practices. Carl is no stranger to combat sports having competed at the top level in Taekwondo and winning a gold medal at the youth Olympics.

Carl was originally involved with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences as an athlete on the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Sport Scholarship programme from 2004 until 2008. During his time as a scholar, Carl received a number of support services in the areas of physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition to aid his competitive goals. After a year out Carl retired as an athlete in 2009 and began a Master of Research (MRes) in Exercise Physiology degree in late 2009 and to complement his sport-specific coaching gained a place on the LJMU strength & conditioning internship. After graduating in late 2011, Carl had gained his professional accreditation in strength & conditioning via the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and began PhD study in the area of 'the effects of rapid weight loss methods on the physiological, metabolic and hormonal profile of elite international Taekwondo athletes' in late 2012 before gaining a staff position as the sports science support officer for LJMU in early 2013.

In addition to his role at LJMU, Carl is also a high-performance Taekwondo coach for the Olympic Taekwondo Centre team and has provided consultancy as a trainer, coach and physiologist to a number of high-performance sports teams including those at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

You can get in contact with Carl via his email C.LanganEvans@ljmu.ac.uk

Or Twitter - @CLESpoSci

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 4: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Human Ischaemic Stroke with Elie Gottlieb

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 4: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Human Ischaemic Stroke with Elie Gottlieb

May 6, 2020

S 4 Ep 4 – Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Human Ischaemic Stroke with Elie Gottlieb

In this episode of S4P Radio, we welcome Elie Gottlieb. Elie is a final-year neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health with a passion for clinical sleep and circadian rhythm research. Elie’s PhD examines the pathogenesis of post-stroke sleep architectural and circadian rhythm dysfunction using MRI, polysomnography, and melatonin assay. Additionally, Elie was a recipient of the Melbourne Research Scholarship working within Professor Amy Brodtmann’s clinical cognitive neuroscience and vascular neurodegeneration laboratory.

You can get in touch with Elie via twitter @ElieGottlieb

Or via his email elie.gottlieb@florey.edu.au

 

 

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S4P Radio, Special Episode - Ideas for managing your business online during Covid-19 with Rachel Huber

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Ideas for managing your business online during Covid-19 with Rachel Huber

March 30, 2020

Sleep4Performance Radio Special Episode –Ideas for managing your business during Covid-19 with Rachel Huber

In this special episode of Sleep4Performance radio, we welcome Rachel Huber. As a marketing professional and director of Bare Consulting, Rachel supports clients in the development of branding and other digital marketing services including logos, motion graphics, web design, social media strategies and more.

In this episode, we discuss how companies can shift their operations given the current circumstances, including the way they interact and deliver goods and services.

You can get in contact with Rachel via her website https://bare.consulting/

 

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S4P Radio, Special Episode - Solidarity against the Covid 19 with Dr. John Illif

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Solidarity against the Covid 19 with Dr. John Illif

March 20, 2020

Sleep4Performance Radio Special Episode – Solidarity against the Covid 19 with Dr John Illif

In this special episode of Sleep4Performance radio, we welcome Dr. John Illif. Appearing for the second time on S4P Radio, John is an Emergency Physician at St John of Gods Hospital and Medical Officer at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA). Joining us in self-isolation after returning from Ireland, we discuss all things Covid 19 including:

  • Its potential origins
  • Where it's headed
  • The effects on Health Care
  • Social Behaviour
  • How we can help fight the virus
  • The importance of routine, discipline, exercise and mental health
  • Checking in with friends, staying positive and working together

You can listen to John's previous episode of Sleep4Performance Radio at this link!

For more useful information on what to do during these unprecedented times, click on the link below!

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

 

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4 Episode 3: Sleep and Performance in Basketball with Jordan Fox

S4P Radio, Season 4 Episode 3: Sleep and Performance in Basketball with Jordan Fox

March 11, 2020

S 4 Ep 3 – Sleep and Performance in Basketball with Jordan Fox

Welcome to Season 4 Episode 3 of Sleep4Performance Radio. Joining us for her first ever podcast, we welcome Jordan Fox. Having recently completed her PhD at the Central Queensland University in Australia, Jordan’s thesis investigates the association between workloads, sleep, and performance in basketball players. In addition to her research, Jordan works as an academic in Exercise and Sport Science.

In this episode, we discuss Jordan’s background, education, her PhD thesis and future aspirations. If you would like to read some of Jordan’s previous work, click on the links below!

A Review of Player Monitoring Approaches in Basketball: Current Trends and Future Directions

A Comparison of Training and Competition Demands in Semiprofessional Male Basketball Players

The Association Between Training Load and Performance in Team Sports: A Systematic Review

You can contact Jordan at j.fox2@cqu.edu.au

or get in touch via Twitter @JordanLFox1

 

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 2: Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 2: Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

February 12, 2020

S 4 E 2 - Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

In this episode of Sleep4Performance Radio, we welcome Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard. Returning as co-host for her second appearance on S4P Radio, Bec is the CEO and co-founder of the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, in Stirling, a non-profit that connects, supports and inspires people living with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec believes there are no limits to life with diabetes, and is undertaking a solo crossing of the 19.7km Rottnest Channel, the Port to Pub 25km Ultra and a double crossing of the Rottnest Channel in February, March and April 2020. Her campaign, Life without Limits, aims to raise $85,000 for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre.   

With a range of board, senior management and strategic roles; Paul Blackbeard is Chairman of Echo Community Services, Owner of Argil International and Co-Founder of Zuberant Life. Additionally, Paul is a passionate swimmer who has achieved multiple records and been ranked number 1 in the world in 3 different water sports. In 2015, Paul was named as one of the 50 Greatest Watermen in Open Water Swimming History. In this episode, we cover all things Open Water Swimming including the Rottnest Channel Swim, training and motivation, diet and nutrition, strength and conditioning, recovery and more!

You can follow Bec on LinkedIn and Facebook.  You can follow her Life without Limits swim campaign here and donate here.

Follow Paul on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook

 

Recommendations and readings discussed throughout the episode:

Paul’s free application - https://apps.apple.com/au/app/wisdom-circle/id1296239401

BOHO beautiful yoga channel -  https://www.youtube.com/user/cexercize/featured

Swimming Strong eBook - https://www.formidablestrength.com.au/ebooks

Bowflex Machine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMVDhv-c5Mg

S4P Radio previous episode feat. Bec Johnson – Diet and Performance as an Endurance Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes

 

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S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

January 29, 2020

 

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

In our first Audio Abstract for 2020, we review an article entitled “A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables, Mobile Applications, and Equipment for Providing Biofeedback, Monitoring Stress, and Sleep in Physically Active Populations” by Jonathon M. Peake, Graham Kerr and John P. Sullivan. The review summarises and evaluates the characteristics of a cross-section of technologies for health and sports performance according to what the technology is claimed to do, whether it has been validated and is reliable, and if it is suitable for general consumer use.

You can access the full paper at this link!

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 1: Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 1: Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

January 15, 2020

S 4 Ep 1 - Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

Welcome back to Sleep4Performance Radio Season 4! For our first instalment of the new season, we welcome Dr Myriam Juda. Myriam is a Vancouver-based consultant and research psychologist at the Simon Frazer University, specialising in circadian rhythms. With expertise in the sleep-wake cycle, shiftwork and light, Myriam has worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including Volkswagen, Arcelor-Mittal, Siemens and Osram. Additionally, Myriam is founder and director of Circadian Light Therapy; a business providing expertise in circadian rhythms and light therapy in pursuit of optimal sleep, performance and health.

In this episode, we discuss the health effects of daylight savings, the effects of light exposure on mental health, performance and basic physiology, Myriam’s current work and much more. For more information, you can follow or get in contact with Myriam at the links below!

http://circadianlighttherapy.com/

Facebook – Circadian Light Therapy

Twitter - @myriam_juda

 

 

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S4P Radio, Special Episode - Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

December 18, 2019

Sleep4Performance Radio Special Episode – Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

For our final instalment of Sleep4Performance Radio in 2019, we welcome back Jason Donaldson. Jason is a highly experienced strength and conditioning coach with over a decade of experience. Having helped thousands of clients, Jason is dedicated to assisting people in rediscovering the enjoyment of health and fitness while aiming towards permanent results.

With multiple qualifications in Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Endurance and Kettlebell training, Jason has coached people from all walks of life. Additionally, Jason works as Director of Training & Operations and Head Coach at Power Speed Endurance (PSE); a programming, coaching and educational platform for developing sports performance, fitness and health.

In this episode, we cover Jason’s work throughout 2019, keeping fit and healthy over the holiday period, and how we can kick off 2020 with a bang!

If you would like to get in touch or schedule a consult with Jason, you can contact him at https://powerspeedendurance.com/coaches/jason-donaldson/ or check out PSE’s twitter @PSEndurance. You can also listen to Jason’s previous podcast at this link!

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 12: Sleep and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Grandner

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 12: Sleep and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Grandner

December 11, 2019

S 3 Ep 12 – Sleep and Mental Health with Dr Michael Grandner

Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona (UA), Director of the Behavioural Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Centre, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He is certified in Behavioural Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioural Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioural Sleep Medicine.

Having published over 150 articles and chapters on issues relating to sleep and health, Michael’s work has been cited over 2500 times. His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviours are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health and longevity. 

Check out some of Michael’s papers at the following links:

Employment insecurity and sleep disturbance: Evidence from 31 European countries

 

Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)

 

Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelgrandner or go to http://www.michaelgrandner.com/about.html

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 11: Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 11: Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

November 13, 2019

S 3 Ep 11 – Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

Dr David Cunnington is a specialist sleep physician delivering healthcare to individuals with complex sleep problems and promoting sleep health through education. He is the co-director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, a multi-disciplinary sleep clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

David undertook training in sleep medicine both in Australia and in Boston at Harvard Medical School. In addition to training in sleep medicine, David has international qualifications in behavioural sleep medicine, using non-drug treatments to manage sleep. David regularly appears in print, radio and TV media as an expert commentator on sleep.

In this episode, we discuss David’s inspirations, studies and international work, along with current research, new technologies and future advancements in the measurement of sleep. You can check out SleepHub, where David and his partner Kris provide information on all things sleep including; trending topics, tools and tips, the Sleep Talk Podcast and much more!

Follow David on Facebook and Instagram @drdavidcunnington and Twitter @davidcunnington, or go to his website https://drdavidcunnington.com.au/

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

November 5, 2019

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

In our latest S4P Radio, Audio Abstract we review a new article published in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, entitled “The Effect of Water Loading for Acute Weight Loss Following Fluid Restriction on Sleep Quality and Quantity in Combat Sports Athletes”. Combat sport athletes commonly engage in established and novel acute weight-loss strategies to achieve weight division targets. The effect of such practices on sleep is unknown. Methods: Twenty-two combat sports athletes wore wrist actigraphy devices for nine nights during a training camp and completed questionnaires assessing daytime sleepiness, insomnia, sleep apnoea and chronotype. Athletes were assigned to a control (CG) or water loading group (WLG). Both followed a low residue diet for 96h, and restricted fluid for 24h before weigh-in. Prior to restriction, the CG consumed 40ml/kg and WLG consumed 100ml/kg fluid daily.

 

You can check out the full paper at this link!

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 10: Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 10: Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

October 15, 2019

Season 3 Ep 10 – Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

The latest episode of Sleep4Performance Radio welcomes Charlotte Gupta. Charlotte has recently submitted her PhD at the University of South Australia. Her research focuses on shiftwork, fatigue countermeasure, cognitive performance and meal timing. In this episode we discuss diet and nutrition around shift workers and how we can eat for performance while working shiftwork.

You can check out some of Charlotte's research at this link!

Follow Charlotte on Twitter @cc_gupta or contact her via the email below.

charlotte.gupta@unisa.edu.au

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 9: Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 9: Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

September 11, 2019

Season 3 Ep 9 - Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

In our latest episode of Sleep4Performance Radio, we welcome Dr. Meeta Singh. Meeta is the Service chief of the sleep medicine, and section head and medical director at the Henry Ford sleep laboratory in Michigan. She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo clinic and a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine sub-specialist. She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the Sleep Research Society

Meeta has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams. She has also worked with college sports teams. As part of this service, Meeta performs athletic sleep assessments with personalized prescriptions for better sleep. She also helps sports teams and athletes with their travel management with a focus on addressing sleep deprivation and jet lag and maximizing athletic performance. Her passion is lecturing and educating teams and athletes about the benefits of sleep on performance. She is also a speaker at national conferences aimed at educating physicians and business organisations about this subject.

 

Follow Dr. Meeta Singh on twitter @athletesleepmd1

You can also watch Meeta’s presentation on the importance of sleep for growing athletes from this year’s Michigan Amateur Hockey Association summer meeting at this link!

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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