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Episode 86 – ‘Nutrition and Athletic Performance’ (Part 1) with Travis Thomas PhD

Episode 86 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Nutrition & Athletic Performance (part 1)’ with Travis Thomas PhD, University of Kentucky, USA. In this session we get into:

  • Introducing the ACSM / DC / AND Position Stand on Nutrition & Athletic Performance
  • Evidenced-Based Analysis: Synthesising Relevant Performance Nutrition Research
  • New Perspectives In Sports Nutrition (topics incl: periodisation of nutrition programs, personalisation of nutrition plans, metabolic efficiency and flexibility, energy availability, body composition and performance, training and nutrition interactions, training and competition nutrition, brain sensing and nutrition, nutrition and perceived exterior, pragmatic use of supplements and foods)
  • Coming up in parts 2 and 3: Nutrition for Athlete Preparation, Performance Nutrition (i.e competition), Special Populations and Environments, and Roles and Responsibilities of Sports Dieticians / Sports Nutritionists.

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