Athlete Nutrition and Physiology with Dr. Trent Stellingwerff

Looking for an evidence-based guide to macronutrients and other fueling best practices? You’re in the right spot. Dr. Kevin Sprouse sat down with Dr. Trent Stellingwerff, the Director of Innovation and Research at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, to talk about optimal nutrition and physiology for athletes.

They break down macronutrient intake, with a special focus on the pivotal role of protein and its timing, and how environmental stressors like altitude, heat, and cold intricately impact physiology, altering nutritional needs. Plus, is it overtraining syndrome or? Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS)? Gaining insights into nuances between the two, diagnostics and effective treatments.

This evidence-based conversation offers athletes a comprehensive guide to macronutrient best practices and invaluable considerations for training in different environmental conditions.