Muscle cramps have long been attributed to dehydration, leading many athletes to supplement their diets with large quantities of fluid and electrolytes. However, decades of research have revealed the true etiology to be more complex with more than one plausible explanation.
Hydration For Athletes
Hydration is key for both nutritional status and athletic performance. While humans are able to maintain a balanced hydration state on a regular basis in the absence of exercise with minimal forethought, athletes require much more detailed planning and preparation to ensure they stay properly hydrated.
Why Should We Care About Omega-3s?
A large wave of O3FA supplements and food products are currently hitting the market, though the science surrounding O3FA is incredibly nuanced and often misrepresented by marketers and supplement companies. The goal of this article is to help practitioners better understand the complexity of O3FA and how it may potentially benefit athlete performance and health.
Benefits Of Creatine In Football
Creatine is a commonly used supplement across all levels of sport due to its well-established positive effects on sports performance, and American Football is a perfect sport to reap the benefits.
Nutrition For Injury Recovery: Post-Operative Nutrition Strategies To Optimize The Recovery And Healing Process
Unfortunately, injuries happen in all sports settings and can keep athletes off the field for quite some time. Focusing on nutrition is an often overlooked component of injury recovery.
Fueling During Competition
Fueling during competition can be just as important as pre-workout snacks and post-workout recovery depending on the duration and intensity of the sport or training session, specifically ones lasting greater than one hour.
Always Practice S.A.F.E. Supplements
In this article we will talk about dietary supplement regulations, 3rd party testing, and how to choose dietary supplements in a S.A.F.E. way.
A Nutritional Approach To Periodization
Periodization is a term we live and die by in the field of performance. What if I told you that we can take the same tried and true principles and see them through a nutrition lens with the goal of maximizing the same periods?
Plant-Based Does Not Have To Mean Plant-Exclusive
Likely fueled by the recent documentary The Game Changers, the trend of adopting a plant-based diet (PBD) has taken the athletic world by storm.
The Female Athlete Triad: Understanding Secondary Health Consequences
The Female Athlete Triad is the interrelated relationship between low energy availability, impaired menstrual status, and decreased bone health, and has become an increasingly prevalent condition observed amongst the sports community.
Nutrition Supplementation and Sports Related Concussions
Concussions are a hot topic in the sports world, and rightly so. Even with underreporting, it is estimated that 1.6 to 3.8 million sports related concussions occur each year in the United States (Oliver, 2018).
Processed Foods: How Processed Is Too Processed?
Whole food and “real” food diets have recently been a popular topic of discussion in the sports world. Many dietitians and sports professionals have adopted the “food first” principle. But, how do we guide athletes to make appropriate choices to fuel themselves with the limitless number of products found in stores?
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