In this episode, Nikki and Janet talk with David Nolan, founder of human performance advancement, about what it means to have an evidence based training program and how to interpret a research study.
- Why you shouldn't take sound bite references to research at face value
- Why it's important to look at the methods behind the research when interpreting the results
- The limitations of research both within the lab and when applying it to real life
- Common mistakes made when reading a study
- What sources you should look to for accurate information
- The impacts of placebo effect and confirmation bias
About David Nolan
David is the founder and director of Human Performance Advancement, a team of highly motivated coaches with sports science backgrounds who have experience in both the practical applications of strength and conditioning and research of sports science. He is also the host of the Human Performance Advancement Podcast
David graduated with 1st class honours degree in sport and exercise sciences from the University of Limerick and is currently working on carrying out a research project in University College Dublin examining the effects of different foods on hunger & satiety hormones.
He takes an evidence based approach to education of health and fitness and works with a variety of athletes, general populations & sports teams. To learn more about David, visit his website www.hpascience.com
or connect with him on Facebook