Optimizing Athletic Performance—Are Carbohydrates Necessary?
    Before sports nutritionists and coaches begin prescribing unconventional eating recommendations to athletes, it is important to consider the scientific evidence supporting a low-carbohydrate diet for boosting athletic performance.
    Dietary Fat and Performance
    Dietary fat has both long-term and short-term effects on an athlete and athletic performance. “Fat loading” as a strategy to improve athletic performance remains unproven.
    The Role of Resistance Exercise in Weight Loss
    Weight loss is one of the most common reasons a client hires a personal trainer. This article reviews the role of resistance training on weight loss and offers practical training tips to help clients reach their weight loss goals.
    Micronutrient Requirements for Athletes
    An excerpt discussing the biological roles of vitamins and minerals in support of physiological function during exercise.
    Not All Calories Are Created Equal
    The type of calorie you consume (i.e., carbohydrate, protein, fat, etc.) may have a significant effect on the amount and nature of body weight alterations.
    Paleo, Vegan, Intermittent Fasting: How to Choose the Best Diet for You and Your Clients
    It’s a common question: What’s the best diet? And Dr. John Berardi, a world-leading nutrition coach, is asked that more than most people. Is he in the paleo camp? The vegan camp? Low carb? Intermittent fasting? In this article, Dr Berardi explains why those are actually the wrong questions to ask. He’ll also offer a new kind of question and reveal which nutrition camp he really belongs.
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Novel Fat Burner
    We all know that fish oil has a number of health benefits, but did you know that it may be a natural fat burner? Check out why and how you will want to add these essential fatty acids to your fat loss diet.
    NCAA Acknowledges NSCA’s Effort for Raised Certification Standards
    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Acknowledges the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Effort to Raise the Certification Standards
    Sports Nutrition for Recovery
    Applying sports nutrition for recovery is the key theme to this short article. If you have ever asked “how much protein?” or “how many carbohydrates?” you will find the answers here.
    Functional Foods, Beverages, and Ingredients in Athletics
    In this NSCA Classic article, Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, discusses functional foods and the ingredients that go into them.