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274 | Alien Sightings and Physiology

274 | Alien Sightings and Physiology

Our guest on the podcast today is Mr. Nathan Keller, who is a doctoral student in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Nathan’s research focuses on the role of artificial gravity as a countermeasure to muscle atrophy during human spaceflight. However, today he talks about a different project he has been working on. He dives into statistics and correlations of UFO sightings. He busts out some interesting graphs, so watch it if you can. But if listening is your thing, Nathan explains everything i...
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273 | Exercise Physiology of Super Heroes

273 | Exercise Physiology of Super Heroes

Dr. Jim Fluckey, Professor of Kinesiology at Texas A&M University, talks about a special class he gets to instruct every now and then. The class is about the physiology of superheroes. Yes, superheroes. The characters, like Superman and Batman, that you grew up idolizing. He explains that the class allows graduate students to take the knowledge they have learned about physiology, and apply it to something they find interesting. In order to explain the physiology of superheroes, the students have...
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272 | Deliberate Discomfort and Personal Growth

272 | Deliberate Discomfort and Personal Growth

Our guest, US Army Lt. Colonel Andy Riise, talks about how uncomfortable situations can be utilized to learn and grow. As a co-author and editor of the book Deliberate Discomfort, Lt. Col. Riise dives into the ways you can seek discomfort to fail, adapt, learn, and to better yourself. Often, adversity just appears without you wanting it, like in the case of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Lt. Col. Riise brings in his expertise in psychology to explain different ways to handle the current misfortu...
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271 | Remaining Positive and Active During the Pandemic

271 | Remaining Positive and Active During the Pandemic

In the midst of unemployment and isolation, it may be hard to find ways to keep moving forward. But our guest today, Mr. Mark Bravo - running store owner, author, and motivational speaker - is here to help. He provides inspirational ways to stay happy, optimistic, and positive during the current plight in order to make the most of the situation. From reaching out to people on the phone, doing bodyweight exercises at home, or going out for a walk if comfortable doing so, he gives plenty of exampl...
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270 | Contagion and Sport - It Has Happened Before!

270 | Contagion and Sport - It Has Happened Before!

In today’s podcast, we have Dr. Randy Roberts, a Distinguished and 150th Anniversary Professor at Purdue University. His research focuses on sports history, and he has written many books about the role of sports in American history. His most recent book, War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War, was just released last week. In the podcast, Dr. Roberts explains the story of the 1918 influenza at the end of World War I, how it affected baseball and impacted Babe Rut...
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268 | Exercise Increases Immune Function - How We Know

268 | Exercise Increases Immune Function - How We Know

Our guest today, Dr. David Nieman, is a Professor of Health and Exercise Science and the Director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University. He has vast expertise in exercise immunology, and gives great insight on how to exercise during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Nieman also dives into how exercise can improve immune function, as well as situations in which exercise can actually have harmful effects. In the conversation today, he uses plenty of support from his researc...
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267 | The Day When Sports Stopped

267 | The Day When Sports Stopped

Our guest, Dr. John Thornton brings his experience from athletics to delve behind the scenes of protocols and procedures when sporting events stop. He uses examples from thunderstorms, gas leaks, 9/11, H1N1, and others to relate to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Dr. Thornton predicts adjustments in the planning of sporting events in the future.
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265 | Audio | Podcast Friday with Dr. Ryan Pittsinger - Director of Counseling & Sports Psychology

265 | Audio | Podcast Friday with Dr. Ryan Pittsinger - Director of Counseling & Sports Psychology

In today’s podcast, Dr. Pittsinger shares his field expertise over mental health topics that are more frequent among students. Topics include performance stress and anxiety created by expectations from the athlete, coaches, and peers; balancing school and sport; and the pressures student-athletes face from social media. Dr. Pittsinger also dives into how student populations as a whole can relieve mental stress, and even provides strategies for parents to help their kids facing student-athlete p...
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262 | Audio | Podcast Friday with Monty Gibson - Strength and Conditioning Coach, Cleveland Browns

262 | Audio | Podcast Friday with Monty Gibson - Strength and Conditioning Coach, Cleveland Browns

Today we have our fifth Video Podcast from our new series with a very special guest, Monty Gibson - Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland Browns! With nearly 30 years of coaching experience, and 18 of those years spent on the Texas A&M strength and conditioning staff, Monty Gibson is entering his second season in the NFL as the Browns' assistant strength and conditioning coach. As a sports performance coach at Texas A&M, Gibson has been a part of Aggie football, track and ...
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