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SSE #188: Vegetarian and vegan diets for athletic training and performance

Vegetarian diets are selected by athletes for a variety of reasons including health, environmental, ethical, philosophical, religious/spiritual and esthetics. Athletes at all levels, from youth to recreational to elite, can meet their energy and nutrient needs on a vegetarian or vegan diet that contains a variety of foods, including grain products, fruits, vegetables, protein-rich plant foods, and (if desired) dairy products and eggs. Like most athletes, vegetarian and vegan athletes may benefit from education about food choices to optimize their health and performance. 

Reference Article

SSE #188: Vegetarian and vegan diets for athletic training and performance

Course Objectives

  • Utilize nutrition strategies to ensure vegetarian and vegan athletes are meeting their energy, macronutrient and micronutrient needs to support health and performance.  
  • Discuss the various types of vegetarian and vegan diets and benefits or limitations of each  
  • Describe the potential health and performance benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

12/31/2020

BOC

1

12/31/2020

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

12/31/2020

CSCCa

1

12/31/2020

Reference Article

https://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/vegetarian-and-vegan-diets-for-athletic-training-and-performance

SSE #175: The Female Athlete: Energy and Nutrition Issues

Energy intake is important for numerous reasons when it comes to the female athlete. Low energy intakes increase the risk of many health issues and impaired performance. For active females, adequate energy intake is essential for high-level performance and maintaining or building muscle, bone, and general health. There are specific micronutrients discussed in this sports science exchange article that are most likely to be low in the diets of active women if energy is restricted, poor food choices are made, or gastrointestinal issues are present.

Reference Article

SSE #175: The Female Athlete: Energy and Nutrition Issues

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of adequate energy intake for females.

 

  • Describe what may occur in the female body if energy intake is chronically restricted.

 

  • Utilize the information related to low energy intake to guide female athletes towards adequate nutritional intake.

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

01/01/2021

BOC

1

01/01/2021

USA Cycling Association

1

01/01/2021

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

01/01/2021

CSCCa

1

01/01/2021

Reference Article

https://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/the-female-athlete-energy-and-nutrition-issues

SSE #173: Nutritional Strategies to Improve Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Content and Function

Training-induced increases in mitochondrial content improve exercise tolerance by attenuating rises in cytosolic free adenosine diphosphate (ADP) concentrations. Nutritional approaches to improve training-induced mitochondrial biogenesis are limited, partially because of a lack of understanding of the initiating molecular signals regulating this process. The recent revelation that mitochondrial derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) can induce mitochondrial biogenesis may result in novel training approaches. The consumption of various nutrients may also play a role in mitochondrial content.

Reference Article

SSE #173: Nutritional Strategies to Improve Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Content and Function

Course Objectives

Describe training-induced changed in the mitochondria post-exercise

Describe which nutrients may play a role in mitochondrial content

Utilize current research to improve mitochondrial function for exercise performance

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

01/01/2021

BOC

1

01/01/2021

USA Cycling Association

1

01/01/2021

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

01/01/2021

CSCCa

1

01/01/2021

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/nutritional-strategies-to-improve-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-content-and-function

SSE #154: High-Intensity Interval Training and the Impact of Diet

Dietary interventions can alter the acute and chronic responses to interval-type exercise. The effect of specific dietary manipulations on interval training is difficult to draw conclusions from, as there have been limited studies in this area. Based on the research available, we may draw conclusions regarding carbohydrate availability, sodium bicarbonate, as well as beta-alanine, and their suggested role in performance adaptations.

Reference Article

SSE #154: High-Intensity Interval Training and the Impact of Diet

Course Objectives

  • Describe the impact dietary interventions paired with interval training may have on chronic and acute responses in training adaptations.
  • Discuss practical implications of carbohydrate restriction with interval training.
  • Utilize the roles sodium bicarbonate and beta-alanine supplementation may play with improvements in performance.

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

01/01/2021

BOC

0.5

01/01/2021

USA Cycling Association

1

01/01/2021

CSCCa

1

01/01/2021

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/Article/sse-154-high-intensity-interval-training-and-the-impact-of-diet

Nutrition for Marathon Running

Professor Asker Jeukendrup discusses race-day Nutrition for Marathon Runners. The webinar includes a historical perspective on nutrition practices of marathoners as well as the current research around nutrition and performance. A particular focus is on practical nutrition strategies for before, during and after a marathon.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the fuel sources, and limitations of those fuel sources, that marathon runners will utilize  on race day.
  • Calculate unique nutrient needs of the individual athlete based upon current research presented. 
  • Design a practical marathon nutrition strategy, including unique nutrient needs as well as preferences and tolerances, of the individual athlete, based upon current research presented.

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

01/01/2021

BOC

0.75

01/01/2021

American Football Taskforce webinar

A recorded version of the nutrition in sport: American Football webinar is now available. Hear from the authors of the American Football series of SSEs as they highlight a variety of topics related to sports science and American Football. Watch the full 2 hour webinar to receive 2 units of continuing education for ACSM, CDR or the BOC.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the various challenges related to hydration, fueling, and recovery that American Football players face
  • Implement practical strategies to support player health and safety on the field

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

2

01/01/2021

BOC

2

01/01/2021