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Milk – A Multi-Faceted Food

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the macronutrients and micronutrients that are in milk and provides information to help athletes better comprehend the benefits of consuming milk as part of their nutritional intake.

Coaches Nutrition Nutrition Milk Recovery Calcium Vitamins

Catecholamines

June 1, 2017

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The catecholamines—primarily epinephrine, but also norepinephrine and dopamine—are secreted by the adrenal medulla and are important for the acute expression of strength and power because the hormones act as central motor stimulators and peripheral vascular dilators to enhance enzyme systems and calcium release in muscle.

Coaches Exercise Science catecholamines hormonal adaptations kinetic select

Analysis of “Fad Diets” and Alternatives for Optimal Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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Not all diets are appropriate for every population and this is especially true of an athlete who is expected to train and perform at a high level. Learn about the negatives of fad diets, potential pitfalls, and realistic dietary guidelines for athletes.

Coaches Nutrition diet fad diet paleo diet gluten free diet intermittent fasting sport nutrition NSCA Coach

High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

May 6, 2019

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High-Intensity Resistance and High-Impact Training and Bone Mineral Density—a Narrative Review: Part 1

Coaches Program design Resistance Training High Intensity Training HIIT High Impact Training

Resistance Training Adaptations: Skeletal Changes

June 1, 2017

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Bone tissue is “alive” and is a dynamic tissue that can respond to resistance training. In addition to the obvious effects of resistance training on muscle mass and strength, resistance training may lead to decreased risk for osteoporosis, fractures, and falls in later life.

Coaches Exercise Science kinetic select resistance training adaptations

How Low Can You Go—Considerations for Low-Carbohydrate Diets

December 1, 2013

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Recent research has developed new ways of approaching macronutrient ratios that challenge the conventional way of thinking. This article takes a look at what is usually recommended for athletes, as well as different lower carbohydrate variations.

Coaches Nutrition diet for sports performance carbohydrate counting ketogenic diet paleo diet Low carb diet NSCA Coach

Creatine Supplementation for Athletes

November 15, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to discuss creatine supplementation for athletes by addressing supplementation for athletic performance, recovery, cognition, brain function, safety, contraindications, and other special considerations.

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Hydration and Electrolyte Considerations for Tactical Athletes

February 1, 2016

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It is important for tactical athletes to be aware of their fluid intake and hydration status when training for or performing job duties. This article explains several ways this can be accomplished.

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Is a Higher Protein Intake Associated with Health Concerns? Effect on Bone and Kidneys

February 11, 2019

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In this article, Mike Nelson addresses two stubborn myths associated with increased protein intake and negative effects: kidney issues and bone loss.

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Fueling with a Purpose—Prevention and Treatment of Relative Eating Disorder in Male and Female Athletes

July 1, 2014

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As the prevalence of disordered eating in sport continues to increase, sports dietitians and all medical personnel must learn to identify it properly and follow evidence-based practice, including sound judgment, when treating athletes with these issues.

Coaches Nutrition Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease female athlete triad diet eating disorders sports dietitian sport nutrition

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