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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.

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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 #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

03/31/2024

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

Unique Aspects of the Female Endurance Athlete

Session 3 from the 2021 ACSM/GSSI Go the Distance Summer Symposium features Kathryn Ackerman MD, MPH, FACSM, Physician, Sports Medicine Division and Director, Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ackerman discusses the current state of the literature related to sports nutrition and female athletes as well as unique challenges that female athletes face. Additionally, Dr Ackerman addresses the many considerations that must be accounted for when developing a nutrition strategy for female athletes. 

Course Objectives

Discuss basis for female athelte sports nutrition recommendations to date

Describe important considerations for accurate female sports and nutrition research

Describe causes and consequences of low energy availability

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

0.75

07/14/2024

CSCCa

0.75

07/14/2024

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

Endurance Nutrition: How do you fuel for success?

Session 1 from the 2021 ACSM/GSSI Go the Distance Summer Symposium features Matt Pahnke PhD of GSSI and U.S. Long-Distance runner Molly Huddle. Dr. Pahnke presents the science and recommendations for fueling endurance athletes and then discusses how to utilize those recommendations in practice with Molly. Each athlete is unique and personalizing sports nutrition recommendations is key to helping an endurance athlete build a successful training and race day nutrition plan.  

Course Objectives

Idenfity the key sports nutrition recomendations for endurance athletes

Discuss and apply the scientific recommendations for enduracne sports nutrition in a practical setting

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

.75

07/14/2024

CSCCa

0.75

07/14/2024

SSE #208: An update on beta-alanine supplementation for athletes

Fatigue during high intensity sports or activities (~1-10 minutes in length) is caused by several components with strong evidence that muscle acidosis via accumulating hydrogen ions is a key performance inhibitor.  To address this issue, skeletal muscle has intra and extracellular buffering mechanisms to attenuate exercise induced acidosis.  Carnosine is an intracellular buffer that is key in slowing the decline of muscle pH.  Carnosine has a nitrogen containing imidazole side ring which accepts or buffers hydrogen.  This buffering can contribute as much as 15% of total buffering capacity.  Additionally, carnosine has been shown to be a calcium/hydrogen exchanger, delivering calcium back to the sarcoplasmic reticulum and hydrogen away to the cell membrane.  This suggests that carnosine may increase calcium sensitivity and muscle contraction efficiency.  Plasma beta-alanine is the rate limiting substrate of carnosine.  Approximately 3-6 g/d of beta-alanine supplementation over at least four weeks can elevate muscle carnosine stores by 30-60%.  Several meta-analyses have been conducted and has shown 2-3% increased performance in non-elite athletes, followed with just 0.5-1% increased performance in elite athletes. 

Reference Article

SSE #208: An update on beta-alanine supplementation for athletes

Course Objectives

  • Utilize the information provided in this SSE to determine whether beta-alanine supplementation is right for your athlete and their training needs. 
  • Describe the mechanisms that carnosine buffers hydrogen and exchanges calcium/hydrogen. 
  • Discuss future applied research for beta-alanine and how else beta-alanine can be applied to non-elite and elite athletes.  

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

06/24/2024

BOC

1

06/23/2024

Commission on Dietetic Registration

1

03/31/2024

CSCCa

1

06/23/2024

Reference Article

https://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/sse-docs/stellingwerff_sse_208_a03.pdf?sfvrsn=2