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Sports Science Myths Busted!

Are you searching for reliable information on athlete preparation, periodisation, nutrition and recovery but find the colossal amount of information out there, confusing, contradictory and hard to navigate? You are not alone.

Join us as we turn to science with Dr Sacha Fulton from Peak Preparation to explain some of the most popular yet inaccurate Sports Science myths out there.

Dr Sacha Fulton successfully secured a sports-based PhD scholarship in 2005 with the Australian Institute of Sport following her tertiary studies in NSW. Her PhD was titled ‘Performance Characteristics of Paralympic Swimmers’ and was completed in conjunction with Swimming Australia and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Concurrently, Sacha was appointed as Physiologist for the Australian Paralympic Swimming team.

Sacha worked with the team in a professional capacity up until 2013 and accompanied them to the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 and the London Paralympic Games in 2012 as part of the team. In 2009 after the successful submission of her PhD and publication of all five of her research projects, Sacha gained employment at the Western Australian Institute of Sport. She worked with the Institute for over nine years assisting in the athletic improvement of Olympic and aspiring Olympic hopefuls.

In 2018 Sacha established her own Sports Science consulting business in Perth, Western Australia and called it ‘Peak Preparation’. Peak Preparation uses the principles of Sports Science to assist athletes of all levels, school students and teachers alike, sporting teams and clubs and businesses large and small. Sacha is passionate about sport and helping athletes unlock their potential and reach their goals. Sacha is a surf lifesaver and a keen athlete herself having represented Australia at the IM triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and completing the Rottnest Island Channel crossing on five occasions. Sacha is an adventure enthusiast and is a keen traveller within Australia and overseas. Her recent travel adventures have seen her hike to Mt Everest base camp in 2017 and complete 1700km on foot over 62 days of the Camino de Santiago across France and Spain in 2018.

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