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High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes Online CE Exam With Ebook

High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes Online CE Exam With Ebook

$70.00 USD $89.00 USD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes ebook
    • Online continuing education exam
    In High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes, you’ll find practical advice for fueling active lifestyles for athletes over age 35. Learn how the body’s physiological needs change over time and how expected results shift through the decades. Explore the science behind proper fueling for training and competition with the current guidelines for carbohydrate, protein, and fat intake plus advice on proper hydration, avoiding the dangers of underfueling, and nutrition for optimal recovery.

    You’ll be taken inside the fueling strategies for precompetition, competition, and recovery:
    • Gain an understanding of the need for different types or amounts of nutrients at different times and get easy-to-follow guidance on how to meet those needs.
    • Learn how to energize with carbohydrate, build muscle with protein, and meet hydration needs for optimal athletic performance.
    • Know the role vitamins, minerals, and supplements can play in a nutrition plan and how devastating underfueling can be to athletic performance.
    • Understand how chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease affect nutritional needs.
    • Use the sample meal plans to help athletes customize meals and snacks and reset eating habits to meet their needs in training and competition.
    Throughout the book you will find accounts of amazing individuals—both well-known elite athletes and Olympians and everyday athletes—who have adapted their nutrition and training regimens to stay at the top of their game year in and year out.

    After reading the ebook, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Describe the changing nutritional needs of Masters athletes as they age.
    • Define sarcopenia.
    • Understand the role of hormones in appetite and overall nutrition.
    • Describe how nutrition can help aging adults to reduce the risks of developing diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.
    • Interpret research findings that are relevant for Masters athletes’ nutritional choices.
    • Summarize the appropriate carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fluid intake levels for Masters athletes before, during, and after exercise or competition.
    • Discuss the possible benefits and appropriateness of supplement use for certain populations.
    • Recognize the signs of disordered eating and eating disorders as well as the side effects of underfueling.
    • Describe appropriate precompetition, competition-day, and recovery fueling requirements and timing for Masters athletes.


    Certified professionals working with aging athletes, including sport nutritionists, personal trainers, and athletic trainers.
    Part I. Changing Physiology of the Masters Athlete

    Chapter 1. Defining the Masters Athlete
    Age is only a number. Masters athletes continue to compete and participate in sport in growing numbers. Masters athletes may be grouped according to age, but that doesn’t mean they have to slow down.

    Chapter 2. Demystifying Age-Related Changes
    Aging may bring wisdom, but it can also bring physiological changes that affect strength, maximal oxygen uptake, metabolism, bone health, sleep, and more.

    Chapter 3. Nutritional Strategies to Manage and Prevent Disease
    No diet can make you immortal, but research suggests that smart nutritional changes can help you manage and possibly prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, and cancer.

    Part II. Smart Fueling

    Chapter 4. Nutrition Principles for Masters Athletes
    We all know how to eat, right? But how are we to know how our food choices affect long-term overall health and sport performance in our ever-changing food landscape?

    Chapter 5. Energizing Carbohydrate
    Carbohydrate is key for energy during training or competition and for recovery. Learn to match your carbohydrate intake to your sport and goals, choose carbohydrates that fit your needs, and optimize intake for peak performance.

    Chapter 6. Muscle-Building Protein
    Activity and adequate protein intake keep muscles strong for healthy aging and impressive performance. Learn to time protein intake for maximum effect before, during, and after a training session or competition.

    Chapter 7. Healthy Fat
    Don’t be afraid. Dietary fat is a key part of a healthy diet for Masters athletes. Learn to incorporate it into your meals and snacks for optimum health.

    Chapter 8. Supplements
    Which supplements have scientific backing and which are a waste of money? Look past the hype to discover which supplements might be worth trying and which ones to leave behind.

    Chapter 9. Fluid Needs
    Eight glasses of water a day, right? Well, maybe not. Many factors influence fluid needs, including environment and activity level. Wade through the science to learn what to consume and when to consume it to keep tissues hydrated and thirst at bay.

    Chapter 10. Underfueling
    Tough competition and hard training can lead Masters athletes to unhealthy eating behaviors that jeopardize their health and sport goals. Early recognition and intervention are key to successful recovery from disordered eating and eating disorders.

    Part III. Nutrient Timing

    Chapter 11. Precompetition Fueling
    Is carbohydrate loading necessary? How much fluids and protein should you take in? Learn to prepare your body for competition by feeding it what it really needs.

    Chapter 12. Competition-Day Fueling
    Proper fueling on the day of competition leads to better performances and happier, healthier Masters athletes at the finish line.

    Chapter 13. Recovery Nutrition
    After the competition, you need to feed and rehydrate your cells for proper recovery. After all, there’s always the next training session or competition to look forward to.
    Lauren Antonucci, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN, is the owner and director of Nutrition Energy, where she creates individualized plans that fit the lifestyle of each client, helps them develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies, and guides them to reach their nutrition and health goals. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), is certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), and is certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators as a diabetes educator (CDE).

    Antonucci has been running, swimming, and cycling for as long as she can remember and has completed 13 marathons (PR 3:09), three Ironman Triathlons, and countless other running and triathlon races. She is a sought-after presenter on the topic of sports nutrition and hydration, and she has presented at many professional conferences, including American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), USA Triathlon International Coaching Symposium, the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA), and many New York Road Runners (NYRR) events and New York City Marathon Expos. She has also presented to numerous collegiate athletic teams, most running and triathlon teams and clubs in New York City, and many corporate organizations.

    Antonucci wrote a nutrition column for Triathlete magazine for three years and wrote for New York Road Runners magazine for over a decade. She has appeared on several television programs to provide practical advice on a wide array of nutrition and health topics, and her advice has also been featured in Runner’s World,,, Diabetes Self-Management, Time Out New York, Metrosports, and many other publications.

    She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University, was awarded a fellowship in nutritional biochemistry at University of California at Berkeley, and earned a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children and is a proud Masters athlete.

    Customer Reviews

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    Michelle Bamrick

    High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes Ebook With CE Exam

    kelcey reina
    I don't always agree with this author.

    This author is definitely biased in her opinions which she teaches in this book as fact. She states that swimming and non-weight bearing exercise is not beneficial for bone health, yet current research shows that swimming and water exercise may not increase bone "density" but can improve bone "flexibility" and is a big factor in decreasing fractures. She is pro-carbohydrate but there are very few studies done on fat-adapted athletes. She has a whole section on reading studies, and yet she states that breakfast is the most important meal of the day based on studies done on SEDENTARY INDIVIDUALS. She does not take into account GMOs or glyphosate contamination. The amounts of liquids are measured in milliliters per kilogram of body weight so you have to convert everything. As with all nutrition courses it is hard to tell what is true and what is opinion. She bases her opinions on studies, but left out the bone flexibility study mentioned above, and admittedly says that there is a lack of studies in many areas. Studies can be used to “prove” or “disprove” most any opinion. Instead of clearing up gray areas, this course just made those gray areas more gray.