To improve Performance we need to do two)things.:The down arrow is what we have to reduce, errors. The up arrow is what we have to increase, insights. Performance improvement depends on these two things. 

power, speed, and agility

In the book What Makes Winners Win by Charlie Jones, baseball great Tony Gwynn recounts, “There were always coaches who said that I couldn’t do something. I couldn’t throw, I couldn’t hit with power, I couldn’t run, I couldn’t field my position. I think that’s one of the reasons I’ve been successful, because they can measure everything you do on the field, but they cannot measure what’s inside of you and what drives you. It’s easy to cheat yourself and do just enough to get by, but that’s what everybody can do, just enough to get by. But those who want to be successful and maintain that level of success have got to push a little bit harder and do a little bit more.”

Resilient performance

Podcast interview with former USAF Pararescueman Mike Lauria. Topics covered include

- Skill Acquisition

- interpersonal dynamics

- psychological preparation

- stress management

the fog of war

podcast interview with Dr. Chris Hicks, Emergency Physician and Trauma Tead Leader. His niche and research work revolves around human factors, team performance, and stress management for individuals and teams.

Of particular interest is the discussion on controllable factors which improve performance. These factors are

- tactical breathing

- cognitive reframing

- mental preparation

performance-enhancing psychological skills

podcast interview with former usaf pararescueman mike lauria. this is a detailed overview of Mike's article, psychological skills to improve emergency care providers' performance under stress, published in the annals of emergency medicine.

the podcast details how to use

- breathe -conscious control of the autonomic system

- talk -positive self talk

- see - mental rehearsal-visualization

- focus -development and use of a focus-trigger word

The science behind sleep and recovery [Episode 1]

podcast interview with Dr. Allison Brager, a U.S. Army Neuroscientist and crossfit athlete. In this first discussion, Dr. Brager explains why sleep is really important from a scientific perspective that is easy to understand, and the 'why's' of sleep habits as well as effects of sleeping-no go pills. 

The podcast details 

- non-rem sleep - physical restoration, only occurs during non-rem sleep

- rem-sleep - cognitive-mental restoration

- sleep as an anabolic process

- role and importance of consistent sleep habits

the science behind sleep and recovery [episode 2]

podcast interview with dr. allison brager, u.s. army neuroscientist and crossfit athlete. In this second discussion, dr. brager discusses sleep resiliency, prepping for overnight and multi-night selection and mission objectives and more relevant science impacting the operational side of sleep.