Fitness Sports Performance Nutrition

The Second Scoop on Protein: When, What and How Much?

Fabio Comana
Fabio Comana |
Drinking a protein shake after resistance-training is a popular nutritional strategy adopted by many fitness enthusiasts and athletes to boost muscle protein synthesis (MPS).
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CES Fitness Sports Performance Joint Health

Shoulder Function: Enhancing Scapular Stabilization

Thomas F. West, PhD, LAT, ATC |
Our upper extremity is designed around our hands, our primary tool in manipulating objects in our environment. To this end, the shoulder complex provides the upper extremity with a wide range of motion, allowing us to position our hands in front of, ...
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CPT Fitness Sports Performance

Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic Overtraining

Bryan D. Burnstein, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, NASM-CES, PES, FNS, USAW |
A successful sports performance program may be summarized by two primary outcomes; athlete availability and athlete durability. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the sports performance professional to ensure the program is designed and implemented ...
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Strength Against Alzheimer’s

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine |
Exercise can improve the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease—and even slow its progression. Here’s expert insight on motivating and managing clients with early onset and later stages.
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CPT Research Study Sports Performance

Research in Review: Full or Partial Back Squat- Which Activates the Muscles More?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
See how muscle activation differs (or doesn’t) between the partial and full back squat.
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CPT Research Study Sports Performance warm-up

Research in Review: Does Foam Rolling Increase Arterial Blood Flow?

Kyle Stull
Kyle Stull |
See how foam rolling was shown to improve blood flow to targeted muscles for an extended amount of time, and the implications for warm-up and cool down benefits.
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Fitness Sports Performance Workout Plans Nutrition

Endurance Exercise and Your Gut: Strategies to Outrun the Runs and other GI Complaints

Geoff Lecovin |
Adverse gastrointestinal (GI) complaints, such as cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common problems faced by up to 90% of endurance athletes. Exercise-related gastrointestinal symptoms are inconvenient, can adversely affect performance and in ...
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Fitness Sports Performance

The Importance of Program Personalization for Golfers

Dr. Vanessa MacKinnon, Ed.D, PGA, LPGA |
Just like other sports, golf demands a combination of various physical and mental attributes in order to maximize performance potential. The physical attributes that contribute to golf performance include
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Sports Performance Workout Plans American Fitness Magazine

Tennis and Football Training for High School Athletes

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI |
Team and individual success for high-school athletes has its roots in the training that begins well before the season’s first match, meet or game. To help student athletes prepare to play their sport of choice, you’ll want to begin by doing some basic ...
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Fitness Sports Performance Weight Loss Nutrition

Cherries: Benefits for Health and Performance

Geoff Lecovin |
Besides being a tasty snack and versatile ingredient for a range of dishes, cherries bring a host of health and performance benefits. Grab a handful of fresh cherries as you take a quick read about this nutritious food and get ready to try the recipes at ...
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