Besides blogs here, we have an extensive list of lectures and mini courses on mysportscienceacademy.com. These lectures are usually summaries of the literature, often with a translation to practice, by world's leading experts. Here are the top 5 lectures! Scroll down to see the 5 lectures with a short description what to expect!
Plant-based eating for health and performance continues to gain attention by athletes and every-day exercisers alike. Questions such as: ‘are plant-based proteins good?’, ‘Is red meat bad?’, and ‘do vegans need to supplement?’ are commonplace. This lecture discusses what we currently know, what we don’t know, and outlines the possible benefits and drawbacks of vegetarian and vegan diets.
There are many ‘fat burning’ products, often containing caffeine, green tea (extracts), and L-carnitine as their active ingredients. But do fat burners actually burn body fat? And, if so, to what extent? This lecture breaks down the science behind fat burners and outlines their use in sports nutrition.
Dietary protein is essential to support skeletal muscle maintenance or growth. The sensitivity of older muscle to dietary protein is reduced, which can accelerate the loss of muscle mass and function with advancing age. In this lecture, Prof Leigh Breen uses his expertise in protein metabolism and exercise physiology to provide practical recommendations for ageing athletes to support training adaptations.
In a 3-part series of live sessions, Asker teamed up with Neversecond to hear from Jumbo Visma and Bahrain Victorious during the 2022 Tour de France, and EF Education-Easypost during the 2022 Vuelta. Here performance nutritionists and performance chefs share their winning recipes, and outline what goes in to fuelling a Grand Tour.
Hydration recommendations (NATA, ACSM) are highly individual due large inter-individual variability in sweat rate. In this lecture, Dr Lindsay Baker has been studying sweat for many years and will provide practical insight into measuring sweat rate in the lab, and in the field. As well as outlining differences in sweat rate in different environmental conditions and sports with a focus on what all these factors mean for hydration recommendations during exercise.