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Pre-Workout Nutrition: The Importance of Energy - What Is It

July 29, 2013

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Registered Dietician Jenna Bell, PhD, spoke at the NSCAs 2013 National Conference about the importance of appropriate pre-workout nutrition.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Pre Workout Nutrition Energy Carbohydrates Protein

Pre-Workout Supplementation – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 8, 2021

Article

Do you know what is in your client’s pre-workout drinks? This article discusses the most common individual ingredients typically found within pre-workouts and describes “the good, the bad, and the ugly” associated with its usage.

Personal trainers Nutrition Pre-Workout Supplements Ingredients Creatine Dosage Side-Effects

Trainer Tips: Hydration

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition hydration NSCA-CPT infographics

The Role of Nitric Oxide in Tactical Performance

September 1, 2016

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Supplements that claim to boost nitric oxide have not been proven to be all that effective since the actual conversion in the blood cell is rather complicated and requires oxygen, which is usually in short supply during exercise or at high altitude. So how does an athlete boost their nitric oxide production?

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Performance Nutrition Following an Injury—From Personal Experience

July 20, 2015

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As activity levels decrease, and swelling and inflammation set in, maintaining a diet that promotes healing is essential to keeping weight under control and speeding up recovery.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition injury recovery nutrition for injury recovery weight management Trisha Stavinoha

The Importance of Creatine Timing for Muscle Size and Strength

September 15, 2023

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This article provides a discussion around the evidence on creatine timing and supplementation.

Personal trainers Nutrition Creatine Carbohydrates Timing Micronutrients

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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Implications of Psychological Trauma for Tactical Athletes and Human Performance Professionals

March 11, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to explore trauma-related mental health issues and help human performance professionals more effectively train tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Mental Health Trauma Readiness Survey Tactical Athletes Oculocardiac Reflex Activation

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.

Personal trainers Nutrition how many calories should I eat a day what to eat after a workout fitness nutrition post-workout nutrition Post workout meal

Caffeine Use in Tactical Athletes

April 2, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss caffeine use in tactical populations and provide recommendations for responsible consumption.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Caffeine Coffee Tea Energy Drink Tactical Athlete Dose and Timing

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