Category Archives: Sports Nutrition

Fueling For Your Race

By Karim Damji, CSCS, CSUN Dietetic Intern Cohort 2019-2020 

Whether you signed up for your first 5k, a marathon, or an obstacle course, the key to enjoying race day lies in your preparation. The time between the moment you register your name, and the moment you start the race, is an opportunity to gradually build up your endurance and speed. However, it also presents an opportunity to apply practical nutrition strategies that will help you optimize your performance in your race. 

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Protein Timing and Muscle Growth

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By: Sophia A. Lopez, DTR, CSUN Dietetic Intern

The fitness world has blown up through social media. You can now easily access and follow any insta-famous trainer to learn their techniques on staying healthy within the realms of exercise and nutrition. However, it is difficult to know if the fitness celebrities you follow have enough experience to give appropriate fitness advice. Whether you associate yourself as an athlete, bodybuilder, powerlifter, crossfitter, or just a regular gym-goer, the mission for workout advice is generally the same: get stronger and stay in shape. Continue reading