David received his B.Sci. degree in Zoology from the College of Idaho, his M.Sci. degree in Exercise Physiology from Northern Michigan University and his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Wyoming. Before beginning doctoral studies, David worked as a research assistant at the United States Olympic Training Centre in Colorado Springs Colorado. His Master’s research focused on the stability of the “Anaerobic Threshold” training intensity and doctoral research was aimed at better understanding peaking, tapering and overtraining in cyclists. David was senior sports physiologist working within the Department of Physiology at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and was also the National Sport Science Coordinator for Cycling Australia. As a Sport Scientist, David has provided support for Australian Cycling teams in the lead up to the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. He is currently Director of Performance Research and Development at the Philadelphia 76ers. David has more than 80 peer reviewed publications, 8 book chapters and many articles in popular cycling magazines. As an advisor to Olympic coaches and athletes David is very interested in winning environments and methodology that reveal human potential.