Great Lakes Ahtletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Symposium
March 13, 2020
Westin Chicago North Shore
Gatorade Expo Booth
Stop by the Gatorade booth to sample the newest hydration and recovery products and connect with local G Force representatives.
Friday, March 13: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Evidence For The Benefit Of Dietary Supplements For Team Sport Athletes Education Session
Jen Ketterly, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Nutritional supplements are a multi-billion-dollar industry but what is the proof any of them benefit health or performance? The majority of studies involving the relationship between supplements and athletic performance have been carried out utilizing an endurance-exercise model. Although, most team sports have an aerobic component, they are characterized by bursts of high-intensity activity requiring power, speed, and quick decision-making. All athletes are looking for an “edge” and professionals working with athletes are charged with improving performance while keeping them safe. This session reviews the evidence supporting the food components and nutritional supplements that have been shown to improve some aspect of team-sport performance.
Friday, March 13: 2:30 - 3:30 pm