While in East Lansing, we had the opportunity to hear from many fine coaches and see some Spartan football guys going through some intense training. But the coaches, athletic trainers and personal trainers in attendance picked up on some great sports nutrition information, too. Michigan State's Sports Nutrition expert Christine Bradd, who was one of the clinic's feature speakers, joined ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power's Ed Cicale for an ASAP~Podcast. Plenty of valuable information for all.
Christine oversees the sports nutrition needs of the MSU athletes including nutrition education, counseling, training tables, body composition analysis, and supplement evaluation as well as co-instructs a nutrition course and research. She's on the go....high energy... and a definite advantage for all of those Spartan athletes.
She's got an excellent coaching and athletic background...and is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the American Dietetic Association (ADA). She is also Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association(NSCA), a Level One coach through USA Track and Field, and certified as a Club Coach through USA Weightlifting.
Coaches, athletes and anyone involved with doling out nutritional advice would certainly be enhancing their knowledge regarding sports nutrition by adding this new book to their personal library. The Athlete's Guide to Making Weight: Optimal Weight for Optimal Nutrition. It's up-to-date, it's informative and it's practical information. Therefore...it's ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power approved!This book was written by Michele Macedonio. She's an extremely knowledgeable professional who serves as the team dietitian for both the Cincinnati Reds (MLB) and the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL). She completed her Masters Degrees from one of the leading independent research universities in the United States.... Case Western Reserve. This book's co-author is Marie Dunford, also a registered dietitian.
Check out Michele's book up close here or by clicking on the book cover! Michele will be one of the speakers at NSCA Ohio Strength & Conditioning at The Ohio State University on May 22nd 2010.
All Rights Reserved Copyright 2010 Athletic Strength And Power blogpost by Ed Cicale
ASAP takes a look at the eyes today.... the eyes are something that we seem
to take for granted...until something goes wrong. One thing that's for
sure is that as we age, our eyes lose some of their capability year
after year. Is there something that we can do to be proactive? Can we
slow these effects down? We checked in with Dr Mark Bergmann of Eye Care Associates,
located in Cincinnati, Ohio to get more information on this subject.
Doctor Bergmann has plenty of interesting insight into
....well....sight. In fact, at a later date we'll also schedule him for
a podcast interview. Mark Bergmann, M.D.
specializes in Ophthalmology...the study of the eyes and all thing
related to vision. He is known as an expert surgeon and specializes in
the new Cataract "No Stitch" Surgery. He also does the new Lens Implant surgeries with the new ReZoom Lens. And, of course he has been doing the Lasik Surgeries for many years. He's a graduate of St Xavier High School in Cincinnati, where he also was a competitive swimmer and is, of course, a huge St X football fan. Dr Bergmann has done several goodwill trips to Honduras, where he performed surgeries and checkups for impoverished people in Central America.
So, we thought that we'd examine something that
is often overlooked....and that's Nutrition for Eyesight. Nutrition is
very important for eyesight and of course, athleticism. Do you think Pete Rose, one of the great hitters of all time, would have gotten far without great vision. How about Joe Montana to Jerry Rice? Both had incredible vision. Or the great fighter pilot, Chuck Yeager...he must have had super vision. Would Maria Sharapova
be the great tennis star that she is without her sight? We probably
take our eyesight for granted. Here's what Dr Bergmann has suggested
for maintaining and improving vision from a nutritional standpoint:
Omega-3-fatty Acids.....find them abundant in tuna and salmon
Grapes! Both green and red. In fact, he says that
red grapes may be slightly more beneficial due to the fact that they
contain more of the flavanoids that are found in the skin of the grape.
However, he pointed out that the "final word" isn't out on that yet.
Green Leafy Vegetables: Because they are high in
antioxidants. The doctor mentioned spinach,collard greens, kale,
mustard greens, kiwi fruit
Orange-colored fruits and vegetables...like oranges and cantaloupes and sweet potatoes and, of course, carrots
Dr Bergmann stated that it's known that the more
colorful the fruit and vegetable...the better and more nutritious it
seems to be for us.
On the subject of cataracts, he said that several things can be factors that can lead to cataracts. Those being
Ultraviolet Sun Damage....that's occurred over a person's lifetime