Nutrition, Metabolism and Body Composition
Welcome to the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Body
Composition (NMBC) SIG forum. The purpose of the NMBC SIG is to:
Help fellow NSCA
members apply research based information within the fields of nutrition,
metabolism and body composition as it relates to improving athletic performance
As a constructive
member of the NSCA SIG community, NMBC will aid fellow NSCA members in their
efforts to provide well-informed advice to their clients.
NMBC will also work
to help fellow NSCA members identify educational and certification opportunities
that will allow them to further their scope of practice in these very popular
areas that are rapidly approaching reimburse-ability.
While NMBC has no
desire to monitor fellow NSCA Member qualifications for scope of practice, NMBC
will help fellow NSCA members recognizing the state-by-state liabilities associated
with Medical Nutritional Therapy Licensure that legally limits scope of
practice with diseased populations.
Please share research, ideas, training
techniques, and ask questions. The NMBC forum is moderated by the NMBC SIG
I am not aware of any safety issues with carbohydrate cycling. The potential benefit of carbohydrate cycling is for endurance athletes. By ingesting lower carbohydrate intakes during portions of their endurance training, training adaptations may be improved (adaptations such as increasing maximal activities of aerobic enzymes and the promotion of increased mitochondrial density).
To the best of my knowledge, there is very little research on this topic as it relates to improvements in muscular strength and/or power.