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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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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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Plant-Based Nutrition for Performance, Recovery, and Health

June 16, 2023

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This article provides a background on the benefits of plant-based nutrition for athletic performance, recovery, and overall health.

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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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Nutrient Timing Revisited

July 28, 2014

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In this video from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Brad Schoenfeld and Alan Aragon discuss the evidence behind nutrient timing and exercise, focusing specifically on protein, amino acids and carbohydrate.

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Role of Hormones

May 13, 2022

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This excerpt from Strength Training, Second Edition briefly details hormones and their role in the human body.

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Nutritional Supplementation to Increase Muscle Mass

August 6, 2014

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 National Conference, Trent Herda talks about using supplementation to build muscle mass. He discusses protein, the impact of resistance training, what data is currently available, and introduces some newer supplements.

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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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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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Nutritional Strategies to Balance Exercise-Induced Inflammation

April 1, 2014

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While acute inflammation is a normal response to high-intensity training, chronic inflammation results in depressed immunity and impaired muscle response. Learn about nutritional strategies to help balance exercise-induced inflammation to optimize performance outcomes.

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