Performance nutrition: Applying the science of nutrient timing to endurance athletes
Krista Austin, PhD, CSCS
Incorporating nutrient timing into endurance athletes’ training programs can improve body composition, enhance recovery, create positive training adaptations, support immunity, and ultimately enhance performance. In this free, hour-long webinar, Krista Austin, author of Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing, offers techniques to help endurance athletes develop nutrition programs to improve training, performance, and recovery. Sport nutritionists, coaches, and athletes will benefit by learning the scientific evidence behind nutrient timing and deciphering factual evidence from common myths in the world of sport nutrition and supplements.
Krista Austin, PhD, CSCS, is an exercise physiologist with a specialization in sport nutrition. She is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and is also a research associate with the International Center for East African Running Studies.
Austin was a performance nutritionist with the English Institute of Sport, where she provided services to 18 Olympic sports and the England cricket team. Most recently she served as a physiologist with the United States Olympic Committee, where she worked with athletes in multiple sports in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. In particular, she is known for her work with endurance athletes such as Meb Keflezighi and Lesley Patterson and organizations such as the Nike Oregon Project and USA Triathlon. She has also played a key role as the sport scientist for USA Taekwondo, where the first family of taekwondo had all three siblings produce Olympic medals at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Austin is owner of Performance & Nutrition Coaching, LLC, which provides consulting to professional and amateur athletes as well as Olympic national teams. A former collegiate tennis player, she obtained a PhD in movement science from Florida State University and holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from San Diego State University. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has also served as associate editor of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.