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Carbohydrate Loading

July 15, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition discusses carbohydrate loading strategies for athletes to achieve optimal athletic performance.

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Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 1: Fueling Exercise

April 29, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to give an overview and theoretical framework on the concept of periodized nutrition—with an emphasis on adequate carbohydrate intake to enhance performance.

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Post-Workout Nutrition—Nutrient Timing and the Anabolic Window

October 1, 2014

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This article summarizes the relevant literature regarding post-workout nutrient timing and its importance to training adaptations, specifically increasing skeletal muscle hypertrophy and replenishing skeletal muscle glycogen stores.

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Carbohydrate Periodization—Part 2: Time Carbohydrate Restriction

August 19, 2019

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This is the second part of a two-part series that investigates the effects of dietary carbohydrate availability on exercise performance and how specifically timed restriction of carbohydrates may also paradoxically enhance exercise performance in the medium and long term.

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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.

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Nutrition for Competition Cycle

August 12, 2019

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This book excerpt from Developing Endurance goes over nutritional strategies for pre-competition and during competition phases to maximize performance.

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Lactate—A Multi-Faceted Metabolite

October 25, 2019

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This article discusses lactate testing as a cost-effective alternative way to create advanced exercise prescriptions, as well as opening the possibility of being a new biomarker of metabolic health for personal trainers.

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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.

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Overtraining

May 1, 2017

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Understanding how the body adapts to the overload of aerobic exercise is critical to designing effective exercise training programs, monitoring exercise responses and progress, and assessing training outcomes.

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Intermittent Fasting – An Update on its Effects on Athletic Performance

April 1, 2016

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Athletes have sought out intermittent fasting as a strategy to optimize performance. However, it is important to critically evaluate the research available in order to establish specific recommendations and determine if intermittent fasting is safe or effective.

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