Mini Course: Sports Nutrition


In this SPORTS NUTRITION mini course, we will discuss the importance of refueling your workouts, the flow of Calories, of macronutrients, recovery meals, hydration, supplements, and bust the biggest sports nutrition myths.

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in this SPORTS NUTRITION mini course: If you fall short on supplying any one critical piece of your nutrition to your body, your recovery will suffer, as would occur with any system with interacting parts. The most common sports nutrition mistake is to underestimate the critical value of refueling exercise, making this the most common missing critical piece leading to symptoms of overtraining.

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In this SPORTS NUTRITION mini course: CALORIE FLOW is critical because the body does not only need fats. This segment of the course reviews the Caloric recommendations of the International Olympic Committee, the International Society for Sports Nutrition, and the American College of Sports Medicine (IOC, ISSN, and ACSM).

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In this SPORTS NUTRITION mini course: Calorie flow ignores the fact that those Calories must include enough protein and slow-digesting carbohydrate to maintain a stable blood amino acid and blood sugar level for as many hours of your day as possible to drive recovery.

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In this SPORTS NUTRITION mini course: Vegetables and unsaturated fats round out the critical food groups in recovery meals. These drive insulin sensitivity so as much of what you eat as possible goes to your lean tissue where you need it for the recovery process.

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In this SPORTS NUTRITION mini course: Hydration demands that you are neither high nor low in salt levels in your body so that you are not losing the water you are drinking. Hydration, protein and carbohydrate must have a steady delivery through your day to optimize the recovery process. Vegetables and unsaturated fats are included once or more ideally twice per day to round out recovery meals. The BIG PICTURE puts this a

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In this SPORTS NUTRITION mini course: If supplements help you it is a red flag that you need to look at the quality of your nutrition. This does not mean you cannot benefit from supplements, but rather that supplements are no more than an insurance on top of good nutrition. This last video also busts the top 10 sports nutrition MYTHS.