Pacey Performance Podcast

Maximising athlete recovery and sleep, and appraising current technology with Shona Halson (Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University)

June 13, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University, Shona Halson. This is the second time Shona has been on the podcast after she appeared in episode #82 and we build on a lot of the topics mentioned over 3 years ago. Shona is an expert when it comes to sleep and recovery so naturally that forms a huge part of this conversation. Shona is speaking at the ACU and Notre Dame Human Performance Summit in a couple of weeks so be sure to check her out at this amazing conference.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Shona Halson.

  • Who Shona Halson (background, education and current role)?
  • Sleep
    • Monitoring tools
    • Appraisal of current tech
      • What can we trust?
    • Feedback post assessment
    • Insomnia
    • Behaviour change
    • Link to overtraining/overreaching
  • Recovery modalities
    • What the research says and use in practice
    • Cold water immersion
      • Effects on sleep
    • Cryotherapy
    • Compression garments
    • Periodisation of recovery
    • Psychological recovery
  • Travel
    • Travel hygiene
    • Using nutrition to combat jet lag

Shona can be found on Twitter @shonahalson

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