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SSE #210: Hydration and team sport cognitive function, technical skill and physical performance

Team sport athletes are at risk of training and competing in a hypohydrated state when fluid losses are large and/or there are challenges with fluid availability or opportunity to drink. Technical skill and cognitive function are essential to team sport athlete performance and may be impaired with hypohydration, especially when combined with heat stress. The mechanism of cognitive impairment with hypohydration is not fully understood. Decrements in cognitive function, skill and physical performance in team sports are more likely to occur when hypohydration levels are > 2% body mass loss, but there is significant inter-individual variability in the effect of hypohydration on team sport performance. 

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SSE #210: Hydration and team sport cognitive function, technical skill and physical performance

Course Objectives

  • Utilize data presented in the SSE to identify the sports and individuals that may be at greatest risk for hypohydration during team sport practices and games.
  • Describe the risk factors for hypohydration that, when met, may impact technical skills and cognitive function during team sport play. 
  • Discuss practical strategies to allow athletes access to fluid and adequate opportunities to drink during team sport practices and games. 
 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

09/09/2024

BOC

1

09/09/2024

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

09/09/2024

CSCCa

1

09/09/2024

Reference Article

https://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/sse-docs/barnes-baker_sse_210_a06_final.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Bringing Science to the Sidelines with the Gx Sweat Patch

Session 2 from the 2021 ACSM/GSSI Go the Distance Summer Symposium features Lindsay Baker PhD, FACSM and Anthony Wolfe MS of GSSI. Due to the high variability of sweat fluid losses and sweat sodium concentration, it is important for athletes to develop hydration plans based upon individual needs to support performance safety during exercise. Lindsay and Anthony discuss the research and validation behind the development of the Gx Sweat Patch, as well as the technology utilized to bring sweat testing and application of the sweat data to the consumer. 

Course Objectives

Discuss the variability of sweat sodium concentration and sweat fluid losses in athletes based upon published sweat normative data

Describe the validity of the Gx sweat patch and how it compares to standardized sweat testing methods

Utilize the data collected from the Gx sweat patch to develop customized hydration plans for individual athletes

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

0.75

07/14/2024

CSCCa

0.75

07/04/2024

SSE #207: Dehydration and Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: Implications for Recovery

Dehydration (>2% reduction in body mass) can result in decreased performance and delayed recovery.  Although it has not been largely studied, there is limited evidence that suggests that dehydration may exacerbate exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) and prolong recovery.  The proposed mechanisms for the adverse effects of dehydration on EIMD include alterations in cell volume and ion flux, cell membrane disruption, impaired excitation-contraction coupling, decreased skeletal blood flow, modified red blood cell properties, and/or intensification of maladaptive signaling.   

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SSE #207: Dehydration and Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: Implications for Recovery

Course Objectives

  • Utilize the information presented in this SSE to create an informed opinion on the role of dehydration has on EIMD. 
  • Describe the effects of hyperthermia has on skeletal muscles and the influence hyperthermia has on EIMD.
  • Discuss the presented mechanisms of the adverse effects of dehydration on EIMD and how it negatively affects performance. 

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

10/21/2023

BOC

1

10/21/2023

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

10/21/2023

CSCCa

1

10/21/2023

Reference Article

https://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/sse-docs/king-baker_sse_207_a05.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Hydration: Application & Innovation

This session, developed by the team at Performance 365 in partnership with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and presented by Sports Dietitian Jen Ketterly, provides an overview on hydration strategies and explores the applications and factors impacting intake that have been affected by COVID-19.  Disclaimer: Jen Ketterly is a founding member of the Performance 365 consulting group and this presentation was sponsored by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

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Hydration: Application & Innovation

Course Objectives

  • Provide fluid recommendations for athletes 
  • Educate athletes and provide effective strategies for acclimatization
  • Assess athlete fluid status
  • Describe the factors that impact intake  
 

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

0.5

08/11/2023

BOC

0.75

08/11/2023

Commission on Dietetic Registration

0.5

08/11/2023

CSCCa

.5

08/11/2023

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/educational-materials/webinar-handouts/hydration-application-and-innovation-bibliography.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Indian Spices and Health

Indian spices have been historically regarded as powerful health aids, but scientists have begun researching specific effects only recently. This session will provide a review of scientific support for various Indian spices and their effects on health. The session will provide an understanding of each Indian spice, including its origin and proposed uses. In this session, Sports Dietitian Susan Kundrat will also summarize recent scientific evidence related to health benefits and outline practical applications and recommendations for the use of Indian spices, specifically turmeric, ginger, fenugreek, and cinnamon. 

 

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Indian Spices and Health

Course Objectives

  • Explain origin and proposed uses for Indian spices, particularly turmeric, ginger, fenugreek, and cinnamon 
  • Describe at least one potential benefit areas from current research findings for each Indian spice, specifically turmeric, ginger, fenugreek, and cinnamon 
  • Identify potential practical usage opportunities and consumption recommendations for Indian spices and be able to articulate the applicable populations and limitations that currently exist for each 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

06/09/2023

BOC

1

06/09/2023

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

06/09/2023

CSCCa

1

06/09/2023

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/educational-materials/webinar-handouts/handout-indian-spices-and-health-susan-kundra_a06.pdf?sfvrsn=4

SSE #196: New ideas about hydration and its impact on the athlete's brain, heart and muscles

Dehydration is known to impair physical performance.  Additionally, dehydration and hyperthermia take a toll on other systems and organs of the body such as the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems and the brain.  Dehydration is influenced by environmental conditions as well as the athlete’s training status, thus influencing an athlete’s core temperature The impact of dehydration varies among individuals and depends upon factors such as training status, intensity of exercise, environmental conditions and acclimatization status.  Hydrating during training or competition by consuming fluids is the best way to prevent or alleviate the effects of dehydration on performance. 

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SSE #196: New ideas about hydration and its impact on the athlete's brain, heart and muscles

Course Objectives

  • Utilize the information to apply a hydration strategy to your personal or your athlete’s training or competition strategy.   
  • Describe the effects that dehydration and hyperthermia have on submaximal and maximal endurance capacity in varying environmental conditions. 
  • Discuss the systems that are negatively affected by dehydration and hyperthermia and how those systems influence each other when dehydrated. 

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

05/27/2023

BOC

1

05/27/2023

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

05/27/2023

CSCCa

1

05/27/2023

Reference Article

https://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/new-ideas-about-hydration-and-its-impact-on-the-athlete-s-brain-heart-and-muscles