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SSE #211: Omega-3 fatty acids for training adaptation and exercise recovery: a muscle centric perspective in athletes

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are traditionally associated with cardiometabolic health with implications for reducing risk of cardiovascular disease. More recently, omega-3 fatty acids have received considerable attention in the context of athlete health and performance, specifically with regards to promoting training adaptation and exercise recovery.

Reference Article

SSE #211: Omega-3 fatty acids for training adaptation and exercise recovery: a muscle centric perspective in athletes

Course Objectives

  • Identify common food sources that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Discuss the scientific evidence base that underpins the role of omega-3 fatty acids in promoting muscle hypertrophy.
  • Explain the proposed mechanisms that underpin the link between omega-3 fatty acids, training adaptation and exercise recovery in athletes.  

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

11/06/2024

BOC

1

11/06/2024

CSCCa

1

11/06/2024

Reference Article

https://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/sse-docs/witard-davis_sse_211_a04_final.pdf?sfvrsn=2

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.   

Reference Article

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

Functional Fruits and Exercise: Cherries and Berries

Many fruits have been postulated as potential aids to athletic performance. This session will provide an understanding of current scientific support for various functional fruits, including cherries and berries, and their efficacy in sport. The session will outline the approach to literature review, provide an overview of polyphenols and anthocyanins, and summarize current research surrounding functional fruits, specifically tart cherry, blackcurrant, and pomegranate. In this session, Ryan Nuccio, MS, RD will also provide practical applications of research findings related to form, amount, and occasion of functional fruit for optimal benefit athletes. 

Reference Article

Functional Fruits and Exercise: Cherries and Berries

Course Objectives

  • Describe the potential benefit areas (i.e., outcome measures) for functional fruits; particularly for tart cherry, blackcurrant, and pomegranate 
  • Explain some of the potential confounders and why some studies may not have revealed significant benefits while others did for the same outcome measure 
  • Identify potential practical usage opportunities for functional fruits and be able to articulate the main advantages/limitations that currently exist for each 

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

06/08/2023

BOC

1

06/08/2023

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

06/08/2023

CSCCa

1

06/08/2023

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/educational-materials/webinar-handouts/handout-cherries-and-berries-ryan-nuccio_a07.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Sleep tactics for better athlete health and performance

Optimal sleep is critical for health and is considered one of the most potent performance enhancers available. During sleep, many processes take place including repairing and rebuilding muscle, enhancing immune function, and the pruning and forming of new memories. For an athlete, sub-optimal sleep can lead to impaired mood, shorter time to exhaustion, poor nutrition choices, and greater injury risk. Sleep Scientist Amy Bender, MS, PhD will discuss the role of the athletic trainer and sports health practitioners to ensure athletes get sufficient quantity, quality and timing of sleep – so athletes can perform better on and off the field. 

Course Objectives

  • Define what constitutes good sleep including optimal sleep quantity, quality, and timing of sleep. 
  • Dispel sleep myths for yourself and translate that knowledge into sleep education for your athletes in a meaningful way 
  • Implement sleep screening strategies and identification of maladaptive sleep behaviors such in the athletes you are working with 
  • Implement other sleep strategies including “banking sleep” and napping  
 

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

05/21/2023

NSCA

0.2

05/21/2023

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

05/21/2023

CSCCa

1

05/21/2023