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Advances in Sports Nutrition: The Latest in Nutrition, Supplementation, Relative Blood Work, and Gene Testing on All Aspects of Athletic Performance

November 15, 2019

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In this session from the 2018 Personal Trainers Conference, Registered and Licensed Dietician, Dawn Weatherwax, provides a detailed look into the different variables that affect nutrition outcomes, body composition, metabolic testing, and supplementation for deficiencies, recovery, and optimal performance.

Personal trainers Nutrition Nutrition Body Composition Metabolic Testing Supplements Recovery

High-Protein Diets

May 1, 2017

Article

Diets moderately higher in protein and slightly lower in carbohydrate may be beneficial when it comes to weight loss and improving body composition, as well as for sport performance.

Coaches Nutrition Low carb high protein diet low carb diet high protein diet protein sources weight gain how to gain muscle how to lose fat how to build muscle how to gain mass protein shakes protein bars protein supplements supplemental protein

A Review of Hydration and Body Composition for Wildland Fire Suppression Aids

February 12, 2021

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This article explains the importance of educating and supplying firefighters with the right tools for hydration and optimal body composition to safely and effectively execute their job tasks.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Hydration Wildland Firefighters Body Composition

Physique versus Sports Nutrition: Are They Contradictory?

December 27, 2019

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In this session from the 2019 NSCA National Conference, Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina, Shawn Arent, discusses different nutritional strategies for optimizing performance versus optimizing body composition. He also reviews the current research for various nutritional approaches and trends in nutritional recommendations.

Coaches Nutrition Nutrition Nutrient Timing Glycogen Carbohydrates Protein

Fueling to Win—Smart Shopping Strategies and Tips to Maximize Performance

June 1, 2017

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Investing a small amount of time into nutrition education and proper fueling for athletes can have a very large payoff. Grocery shopping and food preparation are key components of an athlete’s training that should be prioritized in order to optimize body composition and maximize performance.

Coaches Nutrition nutrition sports nutrition strength and conditioning NSCA Coach

TSAC Report – July 2020 Research Column

April 9, 2021

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Lower-body Strength Triple Hop Body Composition Soldier Endurance

Trainer Tips: Is Spot Reduction a Thing?

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.

Coaches Exercise Science trainer tips spot reduction infographics

TSAC Report – January, 2019 Research Column

October 11, 2019

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Testing and Evaluation Tactical Research Research Report TSAC

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

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

October 8, 2021

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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

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