Nutrition Resources

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Trending Topic | Nutrition 

The performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies.

ACSM has created a number of resources around nutrition for both the competitive and recreational athlete.

When seeking personalized nutritional information and guidance, ACSM recommends consulting with a licensed nutrition or dietary professional such as an LD, RDN, or CSSD.

Brand New Online Course: Sport Nutrition Myth Busters

Athletics and active individuals are constantly bombarded with media messages touting the next miracle product, supplement, diet that promises improved performance, fat loss while gaining lean tissues and resilience. Some of these myths have been around for years and periodically resurface, while some are new with little evidenced based research to back their claims. Most sports dietitians, physicians and other health professionals working with athletes find it difficult to keep up with these changing claims to respond to the questions they receive. This course brings 10 experts together to provide the evidence to respond to these 10commons sports nutrition myths.

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Nutrition Strategies for Creating a
Champion - Evolved

Historical nutrition strategies were based on beliefs and sport-specific traditions that had little to do with any consideration of human biology and physiology. Over the past 30 years, however, the science- and evidence-based understanding of sports nutrition has radically expanded to provide athletes, and those who work with them, important tactics for gaining optimal benefits from training, for achieving performances that match the athlete’s capacity, and for recovering from physical activity to improve the athlete’s capacity to perform at high levels on sequential days. Dan Benardot, FACSM, presents the President's Lecture at the 2018 ACSM Annual Meeting.