Monarch Human Performance Podcast: Dr. Anthony Walker.
Dr. Anthony Walker is an occupational physiologist, specializing in the performance of tactical operators working in extreme environments. He is the managing director of Optimised Human Performance, a consultancy group specializing in maximizing the human capital potential of staff working in high pressure, high intensity environments.
With 15 years as a professional firefighter and officer, Anthony has the unique insight into preparing tactical operators that can only be gained through a combination of research and experience.
In this episode Anthony talks about:
The logistical landscape of the Australian Fire Service.
The impact of heat stress upon firefighters.
The impact of body composition on heat stress.
Effective pre and post cooling procedures to reduce heat stress on firefighters.
Recommended book: Turn The Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules by L. David Marquet
You can contact Anthony via his website at Optimised human performance ohperformance.com.au or via twitter @walk547
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