Vol.139 - Precision Nutrition - Post Workout Nutrition - Dr.John Berardi - Video


About John M Berardi, PhD, CSCS

John M Berardi, PhD, CSCS has been recognized as one of the top exercise nutrition experts in the world. His work has been published in dozens of textbooks, peer-reviewed academic journals, and in countless popular exercise and nutrition books and magazines. In addition, through his company, Precision Nutrition, Dr Berardi has worked with over 45,000 clients in over 97 countries. These clients span the spectrum from recreational exercisers all the way up to the athletic elite, including: The Toronto Maple Leafs, The Texas Longhorns, The Canadian Olympic Ski Teams, Canadian Olympic Bobsleigh and Skeleton Racers, World Champion UFC Fighters, Canadian Olympic Speed Skaters, and more. No stranger to elite athletics himself, Dr Berardi has competed at a high level in football, track and field, rugby, and power lifting. Further, he is a former Jr. Mr. USA champion. In addition to this work, Dr. Berardi is active in two important, non-for profit organizations devoted to providing healthy food for those in need: The Healthy Food Bank and Spezzatino Magazine.

About the Video

The presentation will review how resistance exercise provides a strong stimulus for skeletal muscle adaptation but in the absence of adequate nutritional support, full adaptation cannot be realized. While the daily energy status of the individual is undoubtedly the most important nutritional determinant of adaptation and recovery, an optimal post workout meal can lead to physiologically significant alterations in substrate availability, hormonal environment, and intracellular signaling. If consumed habitually, such a meal can lead to an improved recovery as well as an improved response to resistance exercise training in terms of increased skeletal muscle hypertrophy and force production. The presentation will also review the literature examining the interactions between resistance exercise and post-workout nutritional intake, present new and unpublished data from our laboratory, and discuss the implications of this data in terms of optimizing post-workout nutritional intake. A good working knowledge of physiology and biochemistry will be needed to fully understand the concepts of this presentation.