On this episode of the Doc and Jock Podcast, we sit down and discuss the importance of sleep, how CrossFit and exercise effect brain activity, and ways to protect your sleep patterns and recovery routine with accomplished researcher, author and CrossFit Athlete Allison Brager. Whether you are a CrossFit athlete, weightlifter, or marathon runner the information in this podcast will help your sleep efforts, which will set off a chain reaction of positivity regarding your performance. Many of the points discussed can be found in her book, Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain.
Meathead bridges scientific discoveries with athletic anecdotes to unravel the neuroscience of exercise for the jock, gym rat, and sports nut. This is one of few popular science books that strictly focuses on exercise and athletic performance at the level of the brain. This book also serves as inspirational reading for the “pre-determined” couch potato by showing how easy it is for the brain to positively crave exercise and the short- and long-term benefits of exercise for brain health and function. For athletes and coaches, this book provides unique perspectives for enhancing athletic performance and recovery
According to Alison drugs are not the answer; sleeping naked is! Also, shift work, next to refined sugar is the worst invention in human history. Lastly, that some of Tim Ferris’s sleep recommedations are “BULLSHIT!” The bottom line is getting on a consistent pattern is as easy as establishing and protecting your routine.
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Dr. Allison Brager is a neuroscientist and science educator by day and an athlete and coach by night. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Brown University and a doctorate in physiology from Kent State University. Dr. Brager’s research focuses on the physiology and genetics of sleep and behavior. She actively publishes in biomedical journals and has ben featured in the media. Beyod the laboratory classroom, Dr. Brager is a CrossFit athlete and former Divison I collegiate athlete who has competed in international competition televised on ESPN networks.
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