Sports Nutrition Crash Course: Get Started with the Basics

Increase your nutritional knowledge on a basic level. Complete the full course after this one!

Sports Nutrition Crash Course: Get Started with the Basics

Course Description

This course is an introduction to my complete sports nutrition course: "Sports Nutrition for Endurance and Resistance Athletes"!   In this course, I start you off with the basics of sport nutrition. No experience is needed. If you like this course, we will build upon this information and discuss sports nutrition in more depth in the full course! Created for beginners, here is a glimpse of what we'll be covering in this course: Explanation of macronutrientsExplanation of micronutrientsBenefits and types of supplementation Knowing about nutrition is great knowledge to have if you are looking to optimize your exercise potential and witness results. I've helped many people improve their lifestyles with the knowledge that I teach you in this course. Become more aware of your ... Read More »

This course is an introduction to my complete sports nutrition course: “Sports Nutrition for Endurance and Resistance Athletes“!  

In this course, I start you off with the basics of sport nutrition. No experience is needed.

If you like this course, we will build upon this information and discuss sports nutrition in more depth in the full course!

Created for beginners, here is a glimpse of what we’ll be covering in this course:

  • Explanation of macronutrients
  • Explanation of micronutrients
  • Benefits and types of supplementation

Knowing about nutrition is great knowledge to have if you are looking to optimize your exercise potential and witness results. I’ve helped many people improve their lifestyles with the knowledge that I teach you in this course. Become more aware of your nutrition and enroll today!

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Course Outcomes:
  • Describe macronutrients, their functions and recommendations.
  • Identify classes of micronutrients.
  • Understand basic supplements and recommendations.
  • Understand nutritional recommendations for optimizing health.
Course Details:

Target Audience

This course is for people wishing to gain a basic understanding of nutrition.
Anyone who wishes to become more educated about fueling themselves to boost energy levels will benefit.

Access Timeframe

Full Lifetime Access
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Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital

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About Instructor:

Jen Puzio, Certified Personal Trainer - 7,000+ Students

Course Outline

Sports Nutrition is applying the concepts of nutrition to improve training, performance, and recovery.  This course is going to provide fitness professionals with knowledge of proper nutrition and how it influences body composition, sports performance and general overall health.

A macronutrient is just what it sounds like.  It’s a nutrient that is necessary for the body in significant amounts.  Carbohydrates is one of three macronutrients.  Carbohydrates are the primary and most efficient source of energy for exercise and bodily functions. 

The job of protein is to build, maintain and repair muscle and body tissues.  It also plays a role in the creation of enzymes, antibodies and hormones as well as provide the body with energy if one is in a carbohydrate deficit.

Fat provides insulation, cushioning, and helps in producing energy so that vitamins can be carried to the cells.  Normal growth and development would not occur without a minimal amount of fat.

Just like macronutrients, micronutrients are also essential for normal body functioning helping to produce enzymes and hormones.  Without them, a person would not be able to grow and develop properly.

Vitamins are organic substances and play an essential role in the human body.  They assist with specific metabolic functioning, tissue repair and healing as well as act as regulators for certain body processes.

Minerals is another nutrient that must be supplied by a person’s diet.  There are some minerals that are produced by the body, but more than 20 minerals need to be consumed on a daily basis. 

Water is vital to human life.  Our bodies are 45-70% water. Without water, we would perish within 4-10 days. Other nutrients are not like water.  We can go for days, weeks, even months without seeing the ill effects from its deficient.  But our lives depend on water.

In pill, liquid, gelcap, tablet, powder or capsule form, the variety of supplements vary tremendously.  There is an entire market dedicated to supplements.  Some supplements are good and have positive benefits if used properly.  Others are just a waste of money and some may be harmful to your health. 

If you are looking for a boost to your workout, you don’t need to look much further than caffeine.  Learn about the benefits, side effects and how caffeine enhances performance.

BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acids.  Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.  The body uses amino acids to generate protein.  There are 20 total amino acids in the body and nine are considered essential. 

Whey protein is one of the two proteins in milk and makes up 20% of the total protein content.  Whey protein powder offers benefits for those interested in preserving and building muscle.  It is a high quality protein rich in essential and branched-chain amino acids. 

Let's review and see what you remember!

Do you want to learn even more about nutrition to improve athletic performance?

My Sports Nutrition for Endurance and Resistance Athletes is the highest quality course I have ever put out!  I'm proud to invite you to join me in the course today. 

GET HEALTHIER IN 2017

Whether you are a fitness professional, athlete, coach, trainer, fitness instructor, or just a person who casually works out - this course will help you learn how to properly fuel for exercise.

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Technical Requirements

No prerequisite knowledge or experience is necessary.No specific software, additional materials, and/or appropriate mindsets is required.

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