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Food or Supplement? Understanding the Cost–to–Benefit Risks for Athletes

July 1, 2016

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Athletes are highly vulnerable to pervasive supplement marketing and are largely unaware of how real, whole–food solutions stack up to some of the most popular supplements on the market. In this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Coaches Conference, sports dietitian Lara Gray presents a variety of nutrient profile comparisons between top–selling sports supplements and whole–food options that can alternatively provide sustainable, cost–effective solutions to common training goals.

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Pick Your Protein

December 1, 2015

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How can tactical athletes ensure they are getting enough protein, what is the best timing for protein intake, and what should they look for in a protein supplement?

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A Strength Coach’s Approach to Athlete-Centered Nutrition Coaching

July 1, 2017

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Learn how to design an effective nutrition coaching program for all types of athletes without supplements, support staff, or expensive training tables. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Coaches Conference, Adam Feit compares the awfulness- versus awesomeness-based nutrition coaching models.

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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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Let’s Play Jeopardy with Nutritional Supplements

January 8, 2019

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In this 2018 National Conference video, Josh Keller, Zach Gillen, and Travis Byrd play jeopardy with some of the hot topics in supplements and nutrition.

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What is in Your Smoothie?

September 1, 2015

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Not all smoothies are made the same, and due to the nature of process (i.e., mixing of ingredients), oftentimes the nutritional information provided may not be exactly reflected

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Considerations for Supplementing HMB and Leucine for Recovery

April 1, 2016

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Eating a diet rich in leucine and supplementing HMB may be beneficial for tactical athletes as long as they are following the recommended guidelines.

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Improving Recovery for Tactical Athletes

September 16, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to help provide recommendations of overall recovery modalities for tactical athletes.

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Nutritional Strategies to Speed up Recovery from Soft Tissue Injuries

October 1, 2017

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Nutrition plays an important role in the injury prevention and treatment of tactical professionals. Nutritional goals for healthy connective tissue are twofold: increase collagen content in connective tissues susceptible to injury and prevent a decline in collagen content to help mitigate injury and facilitate recovery.

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Caffeine – Practical Applications for Coaches

October 1, 2019

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This article discusses the background, statistics, mechanisms, timing, dosing, influences, and practical applications for the use of caffeine as an ergogenic aid.

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