Episode #009 Sleep and extreme challenges with Gavin McClurg

October 6, 2017

In this episode #009, I have a chat with my new friend Gavin McClurg via Zoom. Gavin is based in Idaho, USA. I have recently been working with Gavin for his sleep/recovery and performance optimisation strategy in his lead up to the Red Bull X-Alps a paragliding / foot race across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco. In ten days Gavin flew 1560 kilometres, walked 498 (12+ marathons) and scaled 52,000 meters of vertical ascent on foot (Everest 5 times). Gavin makes my finish at Leadville 100 and other ultra-marathons look amateur with this impressive resume.

Gavin is no stranger to adventure and exploration. He is a 2015 National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” for his unpowered paragliding expedition across the Canadian Rockies. He became the first person to traverse the full length of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider (unsupported) in 2016. He is the owner, founder and Captain of “Offshore Odysseys”, a global kitesurfing/surfing/sailing expedition. He has twice circumnavigated the world by sail, living at sea for 13 straight years, including short-handed roundings of both notorious capes (Horn and Good Hope). Gavin holds the current North American-record for foot launched cross-country paragliding, a flight of 240 miles deep into Montana from his home town of Sun Valley, Idaho.

 

Check out more on Gavin at

Facebook: facebook.com/gavinnmcclurg

Instagram: @gavinmcclurg

Twitter: @cloudbasemayhem

Website: www.cloudbasemayhem.com

Films: http://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/visual-delights/

 

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Episode #008- Dr. Adam Fletcher; Fatigue Management for On-Call, Stand-By & Call-Out

September 25, 2017

Dr Adam Fletcher is an international researcher and consultant. He is best known for applying sleep, fatigue and performance sciences in workplace settings. His research PhD, 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.

The work now done by Adam and his team at Integrated Safety Support measurably improves risk management, safety, compliance and productivity with industry and government services. Example consulting clients include: Air France, Babcock Mission Critical Services, Boeing, Chevron, Honeywell, NASA, Newcrest Mining, South Australian Ambulance Service, The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Transport Canada, Virgin, and Zurich.

 

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

Fatigue Management event for on-call workforces

The Fatigue Insider Seminar hosted by Integrated Safety Support, this much-anticipated seminar take place in Melbourne on the 30th October 2017 at
The Hall, NAB Docklands. Join industry peers, leaders and experts across Emergency Services (ambulance, fire, police, security), Essential Services & Utilities (telecommunications, gas, water, electricity) as well as Healthcare and other industries for a day of learning and discussion. The agenda has been designed to help you better manage the key challenges faced within 24-hour work environments, including on-call, stand-by and other ‘as required’ work roles. Register here for the upcoming seminar with Adam

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fatigue-insider-seminar-tickets-35717363596 

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Episode #007 Nathan Pitchford-Let Sleeping Western Bulldogs Lie!

September 13, 2017

Episode #007 Nathan Pitchford- Let Sleeping Western Bulldogs Lie!

In this episode #006, I sit down on the grass under a tree in Essen, Germany with Nathan…soon to be Dr Pitchford. Nathan is a Tassie-born lad (Tasmania is an island off Australia…but is still part of Australia…I call it the Hawaii of Australia) with a background playing soccer, cricket and football. Nathan is currently completing his PhD with Victoria University and the Western Bulldogs football club, where he is also the Head Strength Coach for the Footscray Bulldogs VFL team. Prior to this, Nathan undertook his Bachelor and Honours degrees in Exercise Science at the University of Tasmania before moving on to complete a Masters of high Performance Sport from the Australian Catholic University. Nathan’s current PhD position combines applied research investigating the relationships between sleep, training and recovery in team-sport athletes, whilst also providing day-today sport science and strength and conditioning services to athletes playing at both the AFL and VFL levels. Nathan has 5+ years’ experience working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist with elite youth and senior athletes. Nathan is currently involved in multiple sleep and performance related research projects including the influence of sleep extension on recovery following exercise, the influence of heat training on sleep characteristics, the influence of light exposure on travel adjustment in athletes and the habitual sleep of team-sport athletes.

 Check out more about Nathan at the following links

Twitter @PitchfordN

Email: nathan.pitchford@live.vu.edu.au

Linkedin Click here to connect with Nathan

 

Music for this episode is courtesy of www.bensound.com

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Please visit our Kickstarter campaign to raise $1,000 for sound equipment for the podcast. We have some great rewards including a chance to have lunch with David Wessels and a selected player from the Force and a signed jersey from the Force.

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Episode#006 David Wessels-How a Super Rugby coach manages sleep

September 1, 2017

In this episode #006, Dave Wessels and I sit down for a chat in his office at Rugby HQ, Floreat to discuss the recent events and the poor decision by the Australian Rugby Union to cut the Western Force from Super Rugby. Dave goes into detail how he and the team have been cultivating a “can do” culture at the Force the focus on positive emotions. Dave has an optimistic view on the future of rugby in Western Australia and the upcoming NRC competition. We also go into detail regarding his personal strategies to deal with stress before bed, balancing work and stress whilst travelling.

Check out more about Dave at the following links:

Twitter @DaveWessels

Western Force profile Click here

Wikipedia page Click here

Please visit our Kickstarter campaign to raise $1,000 for sound equipment for the podcast. We have some great rewards including a chance to have lunch with David Wessels and a selected player from the Force and a signed jersey from the Force.

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Music for this episode is courtesy of Bensound Click here

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Episode #005a **Remastered** Marcel Brache-USA Eagle and Western Force

August 31, 2017

Due to some issues yesterday with the upload, here is a new file upload for those affected. Apologies

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Episode #005 Marcel Brache-USA Eagle and Western Force

August 30, 2017

In this episode #005, I sit down to have a chat with Marcel Brache about his Super Rugby career and his recent international appearance for the USA Eagles rugby union team.

This interview may have strayed from the topic of sleep, but I think you will find that Marcel’s story is inspiring. Marcel openly speaks about the loss of his father at a young age, the influence of his family and the positive influence of rugby union. He may have strayed from the path as a young man (haven’t we all), but he found his purpose once again in rugby union. Marcel is a fun, easy going man with a positive attitude. We discuss the future of the Western Force and how the men in blue are united with the fans of Western Australia to never give up on their future in Super Rugby.

We also discuss the pre-game, game and post-game aspects of sleep and recovery and how elite rugby union players manage international and interstate travel for such competitive events.

 

Check out more about Marcel at the following links:

Western Force profile https://www.westernforce.com.au/team-member/marcel-brache

USA rugby profile https://www.usarugby.org/player/marcel-brache/

Twitter @brache87

He has a Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Brache

 

Music for this episode is courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

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Napping and Jet Lag in Elite Athletes

August 7, 2017

In this episode I speak with Georgia Romyn. This podcast was recorded at the Working Time Society (WTS) conference at the stunning Uluru in central Australia.

Georgia is a sport scientist currently based in Canberra as a PhD Scholar at the Australian Institute of Sport and Central Queensland University. Her research focuses on the impact of sleep and daytime napping on athletic performance, as well as strategies to optimise athlete performance when travelling. Coming from a background as a netball athlete, Georgia has a passion for high performance sport. Since finishing a first-class honours degree in Sport Science, Exercise and Health from the University of Western Australia in 2013, Georgia has worked with elite, professional and Olympic athletes from a range of sports. When she is not researching, thinking about, or actually getting some sleep, she can be found coaching, hiking, camping or planning a new travel adventure.

You can find Georgia at the follow social media:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/georgia-romyn/

Twitter: @GeorgiaRomyn

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Georgia_Romyn

 Medical grade compression socks. I like the 2XU ones, you can view them here Click here.This sock is specifically designed for recovery, with a stronger compression fabric throughout the sock for enhanced circulation and blood lactate clearance after activity. Wear after training, competition or rehab, or on long flights to reduce the risk of DVT.

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Episode #003 Engineer to Novelist with Mark J Kennan

July 1, 2017

In this episode, I speak to Mark J Keenan about his journey from Engineer to Novelist. Mark discusses the changes in his life from mental health to physical health, including his challenge with alcohol, the loss of 20 kg of bodyweight, the elimination of snoring, the improvement of sleep and his longest run but to name a few.

Mark Keenan is a husband, father, runner, writer, engineer. He is a co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Momentum Engineering, a company established in 2005 which provides engineering and design services. In recent years, Mark has moved his focus from engineering and management to creative writing, and he is currently working on his first full length fiction manuscript.

Links:

Contact Mark J Keenan 

Web: www.markjkeenan.com

Company web: www.momentumengineering.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/markjkeenan

Facebook: @markjkeenanwriter

Instagram: @marks_footnotes

Twitter: @mjkeenanwriter

Music for this episode is courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

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Episode #002 Power Speed Endurance and the Cell Coach Jason Donaldson

June 14, 2017

In this episode I speak with Jason Donaldson. We discuss Jason's time in the West Australian Police Force and how he managed to stay fit, healthy and strong whilst working shiftwork. These days, Jason works with Power Speed Endurance and with a range of athletes as the online Cell Coach. Hope you enjoy the episode

Contact Jason at

http://powerspeedendurance.com

www.thecellcoach.com.au

Episode #002 Show notes 

Sleep disorders, health, and safety in police officers. Click here for FREE download

Ten Tips for a Good Night Sleep from the Sleep Health Foundation Download FREE PDF here

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Sleep4Performance Radio (S4PR) Episode 001 Introduction to S4PR

June 9, 2017

In this episode we introduce myself (the host) Ian Dunican and the podcast Sleep4Performance.

Host Bio

Ian Dunican (MineEng, MBA,GCASSc,BA) has twenty years international professional experience in Project Management, Health and Safety and Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) in military, mining, oil and gas. He is the Director of Sleep4Performance, an expert consultancy for FRMS and operations, and a researcher at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he works with elite sporting organisations for optimisation of performance and recovery. He is currently the adviser to the Western Force and has worked with combat sports at the Australian Institute of Sport and the Perth Wildcats. Ian has led and guided the improvement of FRMS in a range of diverse mining locations including Mozambique, Canada, USA, Australia and Mongolia, in his role as the Global Principal Adviser for Rio Tinto for Fatigue/Human Performance. His consultancy organisation, Sleep4Performance, is focused on supporting predominantly WA mining companies in the effective and safe management of shifts and rosters. Clients include South 32, Karara Mining, Peabody and BroadSpectrum. He is the founding Chair and previously, from 2012-2015 the Co-Chair Special Interest Group (SIG) Occupational, Health, Safety & Performance, of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA). He is a regular invited reviewer for peer reviewed scientific journals, and a regular keynote, invited speaker and chair at universities and international conferences in mining, oil and gas. Conferences include the International Council of Minerals and Metals (ICMM), Australian Journal of Mining and the Sleep Down Under, Australasian Sleep Association. He has made numerous media appearances on radio, television, podcasts, papers and magazines such as Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 9 and 7, Financial Review in relation to shiftwork, fatigue and optimisation of recovery for elite athlete

Goals of this Podcast are to 

  • Educate our listeners about sleep science and the benefits to recovery and performance.
  • Expand my own knowledge and this who listen (point 1)
  • Entertain our listeners to the cool and fun aspects of sleep science and how different people and organisations optimise sleep.

Upcoming guest

  • Elite level athletes including Rugby, Basketball, MMA, Judo
  • Coaches and managers
  • Physiologist, scientist, strength coaches, nutritionist etc.
  • Researchers, laboratory and applied.
  • Leaders of industry from mining, oil, gas, rail and transportation.
  • Medical aspects of sleep with sleep disorder physicians and specialists.

Frequency

I am really excited about doing the podcast and meeting all these great people. As I confirm guests, I will let you know so you can keep an eye out for the release of these. You can also sign up to the newsletter from sleep4performance released every month, 2 week spacing. Regular posts on twitter and every 2-3 days on Facebook. I hope you enjoy the upcoming shows.

Ian Dunican 

Email: iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

Website: www.sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter: @sleep4perform

Facebook: Sleep4Performance page 

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