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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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Fish Oil Supplementation and Age-Related Decrements in Muscle Mass and Function

March 1, 2013

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Emerging evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may play a beneficial role in preservation of, and increases in, skeletal muscle mass. This is of particular relevance to the elderly who display age-related declines in muscle mass and function.

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β-Alanine

July 2, 2021

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This excerpt briefly describes key aspects of this nonessential amino acid including its effect on the body, efficacy, and adverse effects.

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Carnitine—Effective Fat-Loss Supplement

January 1, 2015

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Although it may be possible to increase skeletal muscle levels of carnitine by combining it with relatively large amounts of carbohydrates repeatedly throughout the day, or by taking it with choline, there is limited data that shows that carnitine is a fat-burner that results in significant reductions in fat mass.

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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.

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Respiratory Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training

November 12, 2018

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This Kinetic Select from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition gives a brief overview of respiratory adaptations, and how aerobic interventions of duration and intensity can be used for specific adaptations for endurance training.

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Time Course of Physiological and Anatomical Changes

April 3, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essential of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explores the neural and muscular adaptations to training over time.

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Branched-Chain Amino Acids

December 17, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition explains branched-chain amino acids

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Effect of Alternative Low-Impact Physical Activity and Exercise on Older Adults

January 29, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the various types of low-impact activities and their associated cardiovascular and musculoskeletal benefits.

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Creatine

January 8, 2021

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This excerpt will briefly discuss the importance of exercise, dosage of the supplement, efficacy, body mass changes, and adverse effects of creatine.

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