I want to gain mass in the form of muscle mass or fatty mass as a football player.

Unlike most people, I want to gain weight. I work out heavily and am really interested in bodybuilding. I want to gain mass, in the form of muscles mass or fatty mass. But my main objective is to gain a lot of weight and fast. But safely. The reason is that I am a...

Can you direct me to a nutrition / diet source I can use to educate young basketball players?

I am collecting articles for young basketball players to improve their game. One of the topics is nutrition/diet for athletes. Can you direct me to a source I can use to educate them? Have you read my exercise, fluids, My Plate, protein & amino acids and underweight topics? Try out the Healthy Body Calculator® which could...

People at my gym talk about protein shakes and amino acid pills.

I always hear people at my gym talk about protein shakes and amino acid pills. People say I should take them, but I would much rather rely on my diet to supply me with what I need. The only problem is that I don't really know what my diet is doing for me. There...

I am a 24 year old masters swimmer and getting cramps a lot recently.

I am a 24-year old masters swimmer. I have been getting cramps - calf and toe- a lot recently. On the advice of the coach and teammates, I am taking a potassium supplement and eating a lot of bananas. However, this hasn't really solved my problem. I think now that it may be a...

Should protein supplements be recommended to high school athletes that lift weights?

I’m a high school wrestling coach. From a clinical viewpoint should protein supplements (such a whey) be recommended to high school athletes that are lifting weights and trying to get stronger? I want them to get the most out of their time and effort, but also do not want to encourage something that a dietitian...

I’m looking for a sports dietitian. Where can I find one in my area?

I'm looking for a sports dietitian. Where can I find one in my area? If you are looking for a dietitian with expertise in sports nutrition, go to Find a Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionist RD and click on your state on the map of the U.S. You can also find a dietitian at the...

Do they still encourage carboloading for athletes?

Do they still encourage carboloading for athletes? Yes, modified carboloading is still practiced. Carboloading started with marathon runners in an attempt to store as much muscle glycogen as possible, to run longer. Originally, the diet combined periods of exhaustive exercise and a low carbohydrate diet. A few days before an athletic event, the athlete was...

Am I doing things OK for my goal of increasing lean body mass?

Hello. Just found your fantastic website via a post from one of the misc.fitness newsgroups. What an outstanding job you've done - it must have taken many hours to put it all together! (Does that count as "sedentary" time?) Background... I am male, 48, 6 feet 3 inches, 215 pounds. I workout on a somewhat...

I am working on my thesis about body image of athletes versus team sport athletes.

Hello! I am a graduate student at Northern Illinois University. I am currently working on my thesis, which is, titled Nutritional Knowledge of College Athletes: Body Image Athletes versus Team Sports Athletes. I am having a very hard time locating current research done on this topic. I have looked in the Journal of Nutrition...

I play year round premier soccer and am gaining weight, but I have no clue where it’s going.

Please Please Please answer this question. I'm 16-year-old female 5 feet 7 inches and 155 pounds. I play year-round premier soccer, high school soccer, I'm currently weight lifting and I jog. I wear the same clothes I wore at 140 pounds and my clothes fit exactly the same or better. Only I seem to...

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