Kate, MS, CSCS

DHA and Omega-3 Improve Reaction Time
DHA and Omega-3 Supplementation Improves Reaction Time In Elite Soccer Players “Training” reaction times is very subjective and left primarily to modes of psychological efficacy; self-esteem, mood, perception, visualization etc. While these are all very relevant and necessary components of...
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Eating for Recovery: The Effect of BCAAs on EIMD
Howatson, Hoad, Goodall, Tallent, Bell and French (2012), in a double-blind placebo controlled study, demonstrated that exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) is reduced when a supplement of 2:1:1 leucine: isoleucine: valine was utilized in combination with the training protocol of successive...
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Recovery: Protein, Carbs and Caffeine
Many of us are familiar with the high caffeine content in pre-workout supplements. However findings by Pedersen et al. (2008) (as cited by Beelen, Burke, Gibala & van Loon, 2010) reported a 66% greater increase in muscle glycogen synthesis when...
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What Is a “Balanced Diet” Anyway?
What is a “Balanced Diet” anyway? Nutrition plays an enormous role in health and human performance. Nutrition is a complex field and unfortunately often oversimplified. Diet is critical to performance outcomes and optimizing energy stores for human performance. Because different...
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