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  • Acute weightloss strategies in combat sports webinar recording- Rob Skinner

    Presenter details

    Hear directly from Rob Skinner who is the Senior Sports Dietitian with Acrobat and Combat Sports at the United State Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He brings over 20 years of experience working as a dietitian and exercise physiologist with athletes at all levels.

    Prior to coming to the USOPC, Rob was working in the NFL at the Washington Redskins where his primary responsibilities were advising players about eating for performance, investigating new performance technologies, educating players on issues regarding dietary supplements and working with the Redskins’ Executive Chef to provide healthy meal options.

    Skinner also spent three years in Virginia Beach, where he worked as the performance dietitian/exercise physiologist for Naval Special Warfare, working with U.S. Navy SEALs. Prior to working at Naval Special Warfare, Skinner was the Director of Sports Nutrition for the athletic department at the University of Virginia for three seasons and spent 10 years working with student-athletes in a similar capacity at Georgia Tech. He also served as a nutrition consultant for the NFL Atlanta Falcons in the spring of 2007.

    Skinner is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as well as a member of The Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN), and a previous board member for the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA). Skinner also holds certifications with the AND as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C).

    Skinner has authored/co-authored several publications, including the chapters on “Ergogenic Aids” and “Working with the Collegiate Athlete” in AND publications, including Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People, 3rd edition (2000) and Working with the Collegiate Athlete and Weight and Body-Focused Sports, 4th edition (2005).

    Skinner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Georgia as well as a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Georgia State University. He also has a master’s degree in exercise science from the Georgia State University.

    Learning outcomes

    1. Recognize acute weight loss strategies used in combat sports
    2. Identify strategies to manipulate acute weight loss strategies the individual athlete
    3. Apply acute weight loss strategies appropriately to combat athletes

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  • Clinical Sports Nutrition – 5th Edition, Burke & Deakin (e-Book)

    Now available as an e-Book, the complete practical and clinical reference provides the latest sports nutrition information, drawing on scientific research from around the globe.

  • “Milk” – An Alternative View: Insights & Evidence

    Alternatives to milk are all over our social media feeds and supermarket shelves.

    Hear about the latest consumer research, ABS data, and what Sports Dietitians are hearing from their clients about milk alternatives. We will also explore considerations that need to be taken into account from a nutritional standpoint, and the evidence base behind the implications of using these products as alternatives to dairy milk.

  • Mindful Fuelling

    Fiona Sutherland shares her insights into how you can support your athletes balance the need to fuel for training with other areas of their life.

    Mindfulness can be a highly valuable strategy to support athletes in finding ways to balance adequate nutrition for performance with other aspects of life such as growth & development, social eating, body composition requirements & fun!

  • Are Your Students Supplement Savvy

    In this current era of burgeoning supplement use, including a high prevalence within secondary schools, coupled with rising anti-doping rule violations, are your students supplement savvy?

    Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA), in partnership with Informed Sport, have developed an education program that supports you and your young athletes in this topical area.

  • Clinical Sports Nutrition – 5th Edition, Burke & Deakin (hardcopy)

    The complete practical and clinical reference providing the latest sports nutrition information, drawing on scientific research from around the globe.

  • Portion plates

    Do you struggle with managing your meal sizes? Accredited Sports Dietitian Stephanie Gaskell has solved your problem. The portion plates help act as a memory aid, if you use it enough it will remind you to learn to balance your meals and portions.

  • Clinical Sports Nutrition – 4th Edition

    A complete practical and clinical reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information. Each chapter contains specific reviews followed by practice tips.

  • Dairy Foods: Weight, Body Composition & Health (online module)

    This 30min Online Learning Module will provide fitness professionals—and anyone seeking clarification—with current scientific knowledge to best support clients regarding the consumption of dairy products and its role in their daily diet.

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