805 : Faster, Higher, Stronger—Sleep and Athletic Performance

Time Block P - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am

Session Format : Lecture

by Mike Bracko, EdD

17 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: CA16-S805


Sleep is an athlete’s natural steroid. During proper sleep, human growth hormone is secreted, which has dramatic effects on human performance. Sleep has been shown to improve reaction time, mood, recovery, and sprint time, not to mention decreasing daytime fatigue. If professional athletes use sleep as a performance tool, your clients can, too. This compelling lecture will take you through the essentials of how to counsel clients to improve their sleep and performance.

About the Author

Mike Bracko, EdD

Mike Bracko, EdD IDEA Author/Presenter

My passion is working with hockey players to improve their skating performance. I do this with on-ice and off-ice training. I work with male and female players 8 yrs old to pro players. Another passion of mine is presenting at fitness shows. In particular IDEA shows - IDEA World and IDEA PT East & West. IDEA is a remarkable organization lead by two remarkable people - Peter and Kathie Davis. I love playing ice hockey, x-c-skiing, mt biking, and being in the mountains. Also love all water sports especially surfing and body boarding. Also one of my favorite things to do is taking my dog, Bailey (Black Lab) for trail runs, swimming, and just walking.