Hugh Fullagar joins me on the podcast after a recent career move from the Oakland Raiders, as their Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, to UTS as a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science. Hugh has a PhD from Saarland University in Germany looking at sleep related issues facing professional footballers. It was anabsolute pleasure to chat with Hugh and chat about his experiences in Germany working at the FIFA medical and more recently with the University of Oregon and the Oakland Raiders.
In this episode, you will learn -
- Who is Hugh Fullagar (background, education and current role)
- Realities of working in the NFL
- Demands of the game
- Recovery protocols
- The big rocks
- The ‘real’ opportunities
- Integration of Sports Science/medical research into practice in the NFL
- Advantages and disadvantages of working in overseas environments
- 2 most influential books
Hugh can be found on Twitter @HughFullagar
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.
This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.