Kate, MS, CSCS

The Role of Motivation in Sport
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Motivation not only includes the reason for sport participation, but also examines the orientation of such motivation: Internally driven by innate or cultural values or externally driven by performance achievement, fear based orientations or the need to please. Gucciardi, Mahoney,...
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Window of Opportunity for Youth Development: DHA & Motor Delay
It is well known that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and other n – 3 fatty acids are crucial for healthy neural tube development in pregnancy. However, little research exists investigating the effect of DHA supplementation in post-natal settings, particularly with pre-school-aged...
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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
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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?
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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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