Episode #12 Reflection on TEDxPerth and Q & A

November 14, 2017

In this episode I discuss my recent TEDxPerth experience and address some recent questions from the audience, TEDx attendees and oteh commonly asked questions.

Enjoy

Ian C Dunican
 
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Episode #11 Matt Pomery, Military, Mining and Ultra Running.

November 3, 2017

"Matt and I initially met over coffee to talk about running, after our partners had suggested we meet. Six months later we were training for an 100km mountain ultramarathon and he went on to complete the race, having not run more than a half marathon previously.  Through the course of the final stages of training, and the race itself, Matt was conned in to a sleep study by myself.

Matt is a father who enjoys gardening and getting out on the trails on the weekends. He has worked in small and large scale mining operations across Australia for 15 years, and also served in the Australian Army for 6 years.
 
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Episode #10 Dancing for your life, a tale of strength, fitness and happiness with Joanna Nicholas

October 19, 2017

In this episode, I speak to Joanna about her Ph.D. research at UWA. Joanna has spent over a decade in the fitness industry including 6 years as the regional Master Coach for the Australian Institute of Fitness (WA). With over 15 years of dance training and conditioning experience, Joanna fills her passion for teaching as a pole dancing instructor.
Joanna is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia and is conducting research into the science of pole dancing. The overall aim of her research is to build foundation knowledge on the psychological (participation motives and outcomes), physiological (metabolic and cardiovascular demand, fitness and body composition changes) and biomechanical (muscle activation, kinematics and injury surveillance) characteristics of pole dancing. 

Pole dancing has become a popular form of physical activity over the last 10 years; however, little research has been devoted to understanding pole dancing as a form of physical activity from an exercise science perspective. The outcomes of Joanna’s research will this assist in educating the community, health professionals and studio owners on the associated benefits, limitations and risks of pole dancing; plus serve as a platform for future research to be conducted in the areas of pole dancing psychology, physiology and biomechanics.

  

Contact details and social media

Email: joanna.nicholas@uwa.edu.au

Mobile: 0403 732 905

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poledancingresearch/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoannaCNicholas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/153151078358475/

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joanna_Nicholas

 

Joanna is recruiting females for a training study looking at the effects of pole dancing on the body and mind. To be eligible participants must be female, over 18 years, uninjured and able to exercise, and have not participated in regular pole dancing classes in the past. Participants will attend a testing session at UWA completing a 2D DXA body composition scan, fitness tests and a survey. They will then attend two pole dancing classes a week (average 60 minutes in duration) for 8 weeks at a Perth-based studio before returning to UWA for follow up tests. Pole dancing terms commence late October so if interested please contact Joanna ASAP.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can sign up for the study? Females over 18 years that have not done regular pole dancing classesat a studio before.
  • Do I need to be really fit? No, so long as you are uninjured and in good health (medically cleared to exercise) you are able to participate.
  • What do I get in return for paying for my classes? You will receive two free 2D DXA body composition scans and fitness assessments which can cost up to $300 at an exercise clinic.  
  • Is it ok if the studio I choose doesn’t run 8 week terms? Yes. It is ok if your studio runs shorter or longer terms, so long as you complete your daily online training diary.
  • Can I attend classes at different studios? No. Unfortunately for consistency participants are required to attend all classes at the same studio.
  • Can I sign up for other aerial/fitness classes that the studio offers? No. For this study we require participants stick to two beginner pole classes a week (classes that involve learning beginner moves on a pole).
  • Can I start other new exercise regimes? No. It is important that your physical activity levels outside of your pole dancing classes remain minimal or at a level that is consistent to before starting the study. 

Keen to be on board? What to do next…

  • Choose and contact a studio - book and pay for 2 classes a week for one term (payment made directly to your studio)
  • Notify us of the studio you wish to attend and the date of your first class
  • Book pre-testing session at UWA
  • Include your contact phone number in your reply email
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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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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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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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Episode #4 Napping and Jet Lag in Elite Athletes with Georgia Romyn

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

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