Maximising athlete recovery and sleep, and appraising current technology with Shona Halson (Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University)
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)?
- Monitoring tools
- Appraisal of current tech
- What can we trust?
- Feedback post assessment
- Behaviour change
- Link to overtraining/overreaching
- Recovery modalities
- What the research says and use in practice
- Cold water immersion
- Effects on sleep
- Compression garments
- Periodisation of recovery
- Psychological recovery
- Travel hygiene
- Using nutrition to combat jet lag
Shona can be found on Twitter @shonahalson