nutrition

Best nutritional practices for building power in athletes

Athletes usually have a common goal when reaching out to a performance dietitian: to improve their nutrition to succeed in their sport.  Most sports require power in some shape or form whether that’s exploding across... more »

Effects of intermittent fasting on sports performance

Intermittent fasting has been a popular dietary pattern; notwithstanding its popularity, its impact on sports performance is unclear. Various dietary patterns or protocols have emerged in recent years to reduce or amplify physical exercise-derived adaptations... more »

NASM announces new course on bodybuilding meal prep

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the global leader in fitness and wellness training certifications, kicks off the new year with the introduction of the NASM Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy course. This master... more »

Study: Ketone supplements may backfire on endurance athletes

Kinesiologists at McMaster University have found ketone supplements, used by some athletes hoping to cross the finish line faster, may worsen performance. The new study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism,... more »

Why pre-workout may not be the answer

Picture this. You are a part of the performance team for a sport and it is mid-season. An athlete shows up to practice. Something looks off. They are lacking their usual energy, speed, power, and... more »

NCA&T study links low-energy availability in black athletes

A pilot study led by researchers at North Carolina A&T State University has shown a correlation between hypertension and low-energy availability in black Division I athletes. Among the four sports profiled, basketball and track and... more »

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Wrestling

Wrestling is a sport that requires a unique combination of strength, speed, endurance, and agility. Wrestling athletes compete at specific weight classes, with wrestlers weighing in 1-2 hours prior to competition.  Nutrition is a critical... more »

Study compares hydration levels of milk to other drinks

A hydrating, replenishing sports beverage is probably already sitting in your refrigerator. A study from Scotland’s St. Andrews University compared the hydration from several different drinks, and found that beverages with a little bit of sugar, fat... more »

Study: Beta-alanine may help with cognitive decline

A new study co-authored by prominent supplement researchers concludes the popular sports supplement beta-alanine could have benefits for older adults experiencing cognitive decline and depression. The amino acid beta-alanine has been immensely popular among lifters... more »

5 Benefits of Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

As a young athlete, you want to perform your best. That’s why it’s vital to understand the benefits of sports nutrition and how it can help you achieve your goals. A recent article from Pulse... more »

Study Suggests Protein Aids Recovery, But Not Performance

A new study, published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine, has shown that carbohydrate and protein supplementation strategies may help athletes deal better with the muscle damage that comes from endurance... more »

Insights for Powerlifting with a 2X IPF World Champion

To fit in with the current Issue theme of ‘Strength & Conditioning’, two-time IPF World Champion Andy Askow recently sat down to share some wisdom about his passion for both powerlifting and performance nutrition.  Andy... more »

5 Foods To Consider for a Muscle-Building Diet

While no one food will make you stronger, there are some foods that can aid in the process. In addition to muscle-building training, eating protein-rich, higher-calorie foods aids muscle growth. Your body then needs a... more »

IV Nutrition Becoming the Norm for Athletes, Despite No Evidence It Works

Intravenous (IV) nutrition, which used to be considered a treatment of "last resort," is threatening to become the norm for competitive athletes, despite no scientific evidence that it works or that it is safe, warn... more »

Food Insecurity in Collegiate Student-Athletes

With the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) policy being passed by the NCAA last year, most of the conversation has been going toward athletes receiving fancy cars or new shoes. While this may be true... more »

Mexican Sports Medicine Specialists Adopt Multidisciplinary Approach

With the objective of supporting the athletes of the State of Mexico, the Department of Sciences Applied to Sports develops a physical and medical follow-up of athletes in their different stages. Jorge Luis Reynoso Barbosa,... more »

Study Suggests Exercise Will Not Offset a Poor Diet

New research has found that high levels of physical activity do not counteract the detrimental effects of a poor diet on mortality risk. The University of Sydney-led study found participants who had both high levels... more »

Health Benefits of BCAAs in Everyday Life

BCAAs are essential amino acids. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The body uses amino acids to make proteins, which are the building blocks of every cell, tissue, and organ. Amino acids and... more »

A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Approach in Athletics

A multidisciplinary, team-based approach in healthcare is a leading strategy to improve patient outcomes, well-being, satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness. It allows for a holistic, well-rounded approach to patient-centered care in managing complex conditions of illness, injury,... more »

Fuel Timing to Optimize Performance

Meal and nutrient timing can be key components of an athlete’s performance and recovery. When it comes to athletic performance, oftentimes the minor details lead to major payoffs. In the context of an athlete’s day,... more »

Fast-Growing Health Care Professions at ETSU

“When students decide they want to go into health care, they typically think of two things – a physician or a nurse. However, if you look at what comprises the health care team, it’s allied... more »

Director of Sports Nutrition Kelsee Gomes Key to Gators’ Offseason

New Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier knows if he wants to see an immediate change on Saturdays, he needs to ensure his athletes are prepared to compete for a full 60 minutes. And it... more »

What is Trimetazidine?

Russian teenage figure skater Kamila Valieva failed a drug test taken in December before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Testing Agency (ITA) confirmed to CNN last Friday. Fifteen-year-old Valieva, a breakout star of the Games who... more »

Carbs to Consider When Building Muscle

When looking to build muscle, most people tend to gravitate toward adding more protein to their diets. And while protein is essential for muscle growth and recovery, it is not the only nutrient that can... more »

When Is The Most Effective Time To Exercise?

Scientists still do not know why the timing of exercise produces different effects. To gain a better understanding, an international team of scientists recently carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed... more »

Vitamin D and Athletic Performance

A recent research review published in the journal Physical Activity and Nutrition found that having healthy vitamin D levels correlated positively with athletic performance in endurance sports — among other benefits. The researchers performed a... more »

The Truth About Simple & Complex Carbs

Are carbohydrates good or bad? That is the question Barbara Quinn, a registered dietitian nutritionist based in California, attempted to help people answer in a recent article on medicalxpress.com. Below is an excerpt from Quinn's... more »

Major League Culinary Performance Nutrition

One hundred and sixty-two games over a six-month-long regular season. It’s an extended haul in Major League Baseball, and recovery throughout is pivotal to maintaining healthy and high-performing athletes. This goal is top of mind... more »

Q&A with Notre Dame Director of Sports Nutrition Matt Frakes

After a career of teaching healthy eating habits and cooking skills to young athletes where he's worked, Matt Frakes is bringing his experience in sports nutrition to Notre Dame. Recently hired as the Fighting Irish's... more »

Study: Challenges with Nutritional & Dietary Behavior of Para-Athletes

A new study reveals that para-athletes might be in need of nutrition education and a support system for eating behavior. Published online in Nutrients, the study sampled 32 para-athletes and 45 university student-athletes without disabilities... more »

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