The Physical Performance Show: Assoc Prof Dr Shona Halson (REWIRED): Athletic Recovery Essentials

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In episode 349 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Assoc Professor Dr Shona Halson, World Acclaimed Expert, Senior Exercise Physiologist and Researcher sharing Athletic Recovery Essentials in this rewired Expert Edition.

Shona is a Professor at the Australian Catholic University’s School of Behavioural and Health Sciences on the Sunshine Coast and formally Shona was the Head Recovery Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport from 2002 – 2018 having been part of three Olympic campaigns with the Australian Olympic Committee.

Professor Halson was named as one of Exercise and Sport Sciences Australia’s three female leaders in Exercise and Sport Science on International Women’s Day in 2019. Shona has over 130 peer reviewed articles and multiple book chapters to her professional name and consults to the Australian Open Tennis Tournament, Nike, as part of the Nike Performance Council, alongside being a trusted adviser to countless elite teams and athletes both in Australia and internationally.

Click here to purchase the livestream event we hosted with Shona “Recovery Essentials for Optimal Performance” including PDF copies of the notes and unlimited access to the material.

To listen to Episode 349:


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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Summarising Shona’s Professional Career
  • Recovery and why it matters
  • Cause and effect of training performance adaptation
  • Advice around periodisation of recovery
  • Other stressors for athletes aside from the demands of training
  • What happens when recovery does not go well (Overtraining)
  • Athletes recovering well
  • Importance of data
  • Importance of Sleep in recovery
  • Links to Bone Health and Sleep
  • Paradox of fatigue and sleepiness
  • Balancing Sleep
  • Trends in Sleep alertness
  • Best advice around nutrition
  • Role of Compression Garments, Massage Therapy and other modalities in recovery

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To follow Dr Shona Halson

Twitter:  @ShonaHalson
ACU Profile: @ShonaHalson

Livestream Event:Dr Shona Halson – Recovery Essentials for Optimal Performance
Episode 238 of The Physical Performance Show – ‘Periodising Recovery for the Athlete’
Episode 245 of The Physical Performance Show – ‘Recovery Science Q&A’
Episode 307 of The Physical Performance Show – Summer Series Part 2: Recovery with Dr Shona Halson

Rory Darkins “On Demand”

The recent Livestream was a great success and we are excited to now offer those that missed the Livestream event access to the sessions via a post event purchasable recording.
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