Nutrition

Nutrition for Peak Performance By Jeanne Stevenson, RD, CSSD, CDE – Detroit Tigers When hours upon hours are spent dedicated to practicing the intricacies of baseball, sometimes nutrition is placed on the back burner, viewed as a secondary item of importance. However, choosing the right foods at the right time and...

What are good meals to eat before a tough workout or game?  By Rasa Troup, RD, LD, CSSD, OLY Timing for pre-workout/competition meals and snack is a key to help your body to be fueled well before your workout so you can have more fuel in your body and in turn, you can have a higher quality workout session.  It is...

The Keto Diet and Baseball  By John Ivy, Ph. D The Society has received inquiries from PBSCCS members concerning the effects of the Keto Diet on baseball performance. In an attempt to provide insight into this topic, the Website Education Manager approached John Ivy, Ph. D. for his take on the subject. Here is what...

Why Athletes Should Rest  By Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S  For all athletes, rest is important. Athletes looking to get better may falsely think that adding a second training session in the same day will advance their training.  According to Renee Urban, PT, Board Certified in Orthopedics “Many people...

Fueling Tactics By Dave Ellis, RD Young male athletes playing power sports like baseball often dial in on muscle or weight gain strategies promoted by the popular press (supplement retailers on the internet, muscle magazines), loaded with “Bro Science” level information all designed to promote a dietary...

Sports Nutrition Myths: Busted!  By Nancy Clark, MS, RD Keeping up with the latest science-based sports nutrition recommendations is a challenge. We are constantly bombarded with media messages touting the next miracle sports food or supplement that will enhance athletic performance, promote fat loss, build muscle,...

USADA backs supplement program for athletes By. Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced its official recognition of NSF Certified for Sport dietary supplements as lower-risk products, in an effort to help curb the number of contaminated supplement cases under its...

Athlete Eating Guidelines By Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Stay hydrated. Your body is more than 60% water and your muscles depend on water to function properly. A dehydrated body cannot train or compete at its peak. Drink enough so that your urine looks like pale lemonade or apple juice and so that you are...

Minerals By Rob Skinner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Similar to vitamins, minerals also assist in many body processes and are crucial in muscle contractions, energy expenditure and immune function. Minerals are divided into two groups: Macro minerals, which are required in amounts greater than 100 mg/d and micro minerals,...

Vitamins have many effects in the body and specific to athletes, they are involved in muscle contractions and energy expenditure. Elite athletes have an increased need for vitamins because of the higher stress that is placed on the body during training. The following is a list of all of the vitamins, their functions...