Nutrition and dietetics • Nutrition is the science of the the role of nutrients in the body • Biochemistry • Metabolism • Physiology • Diet and health • Dietetics is the application of the science in to practice
EIS Performance Nutritionist • Nutrition • Biochemistry • Physiology • Psychology • Health Elite Sport Practitioner Limited potential : 1-3 Intern : 3-5 A Grade : 5-7 Elite Practitioner : 7 +
My Background • B.A. Physical Education • Coaching/Teaching Major • Tennis Coach • Collegiate Athlete • Intern at the USOC-S&C • M.S. Exercise Physiology • USA T & F, Rowing, Canoe/Kayak • Amateur Athlete • Track Coach • PhD. Movement Science • Researcher, Coach, Private Consultant
Scope of practice General/Domestic science Clinical Performance
Nutritional techniques Performance Nutrition Food diary Education Hydration monitoring Nutritional diagnostic Performance Body composition Menu planning Diet coaching Nutritional supplements
Generalist and Specialist Services Generalist/Medical model Professional Athlete Sport Coach
Sport Generalist and Specialist Services Specialist Professional Athlete Coach
Working Within the Sport • How well do you understand the sport itself? • Can you adapt to the culture of the sport? • Have you ever been an athlete or coach and understand the pressure they are under? • Are you a real person? • Do you speak English?
The Athletes Opinion • What was their name again-you know, that one “chick”? • You are referred to as the “Lost Dog” • Did you understand what he was saying? • They ask to see someone else….. • They are in your office chronically & send you a text when they are drunk after big competitions.
What Science Tells Us….. What Athletes Do….. • Based on your body weight, eat this many grams of CHO, PRO, etc…. • Real Life: • The Athlete who is also an Analyst • The Athlete is just confused • The Athlete Shuts Down
Performance Testing • The Lactate Threshold • Does it really exist? • VO2max • So what does it really tell us? • Is it really necessary? • How do you use this in applied sport?
The Anatomy of a Medal • Deena Kastor & Meb Keflezighi • Marathon Medallists • Key considerations • Training • Heat Acclimation • Cold Suits • Glycerol • Pacing the Race
Actual Work • Day to Day • Clinics for Assessment • Go see the athletes in the field • Talk with the coaches • Go to Sport conferences • Travel to Camp Venues • Food arrangement • Needs Analysis • Being part of the team
Working as a Multidisciplinary Practitioner • Within EIS • NGB • Athlete and Coach