2017 Summit-Sports Nutrition in the Real World
2017 Summit-Sports Nutrition in the Real World

ACSM's 2017 Health & Fitness Summit Online CEC: Sports Nutrition in the Real World - Translating Research into Reality

By Kim Schwabenbauer

The media is quick to interpret a single research study in sports nutrition as a new fad or blanket statement for all athletes. Determining the validity of the source, as well as, practical applications for real world athletes is critical to attempting to improve exercise performance for hot topics like beets, beta-alanine, caffeine and "training-low" on carbohydrates.

Learning Objectives

· Identify the mechanisms of caffeine as an ergogenic aid and discuss the benefits of ingestion, as well as the appropriate use among athletes.

· Identify the mechanisms of beta-alanine supplementation on high intensity exercise performance and state its protocol for use.

· Understand the real value of “training low” (in a fasted or low glycogen state) for athletes and evaluate whether it is of benefit to that particular athlete for training adaptation.

· Interpret several research studies indicating how inorganic nitrate ingestion might alter the physiological responses to exercise, as well as state applications and practical recommendations.


This course includes an online video from ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all videos, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course.

For questions related to your online CEC courses or purchases, please email onlinelearning@acsm.org.

Available Course Credits

ACSM 3.00

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