Senior Sport Physiologist, Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
David has been integral to the success of Australian cycling over the past fifteen years and has worked with champion cyclists Cadel Evans and Anna Meares.
About Dr David Martin
Dr David Martin is a Senior Sport Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and is responsible for research activities and providing physiological support for AIS and Cycling Australia Programs. David started working at the AIS in 1994 in the lead up to the 1996 Olympic Games and has been integral to the success of Australian cycling since. His knowledge, passion and creativity have kept the sport at the forefront of sports science and performance technology.
He worked with AIS Cycling Coaches Heiko Salzwedel, Andrew Logan, Brian Stephens, Damian Grundy and a wonderful group of free-spirited AIS cyclists. He also worked with sport science coordinator and physiologist Neil Craig. David has also worked with champion Australian cyclists Cadel Evans and Anna Meares.
David also has a PhD in Zoology, and Exercise Physiology from the University of Wyoming as well as a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the College of Idaho. His professional interests include fatigue management, thermoregulation, altitude training and competition analysis.
Conference Presentation: Physiological Manifestations of Belief Effects in Sport
Successful coaches are often praised for their technical and tactical knowledge. However, one of the differentiating characteristics of truly great coaches is their ability to ensure that athletes and key staff believe in them. Interesting research is now revealing many important physiological manifestations of a committed belief to training and ergogenic aids.
After this presentation conference participants will:
- Understand that belief effects can influence sporting performance via neuro-physiological effects.
- Have a better awareness of how athletes develop a strong belief in training or ergogenic aids.
- Cite examples of how belief effects can modulate pain and depression and explain why this may be important in sport.
- Monday, 21 October 2013, 9:00AM–10:30AM AEST (UTC +1000)
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