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Sports Nutrition Knowledge, Perceptions, Resources, and Advice Given by Certified CrossFit Trainers

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Department of Nutrition and Health Science, College of Health, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA
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Training Think Tank, 11445 N Fulton Industrial Blvd Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA
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Sports 2017, 5(2), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports5020021
Received: 1 January 2017 / Revised: 22 March 2017 / Accepted: 22 March 2017 / Published: 24 March 2017
Background: CrossFit is a large, growing force in the fitness community. Currently, Level 1 and 2 CrossFit certification classes do not include nutrition education. The purpose of this study was to identify sports nutrition knowledge, perceptions, resources, and advice given by Certified CrossFit Trainers. Methods: An online questionnaire that measured these four constructs was placed on a private Facebook community, open only to certified CrossFit trainers, for 10 days. Results: Complete surveys were obtained from 289 CrossFit trainers. The mean Sport Nutrition Knowledge (SNK) score was 11.1 ± 2.1, equivalent to 65.3% ± 12.4% correct. The trainers perceived nutrition to be extremely important to athletic performance (9.4 ± 0.9 on a 10 point scale). Overall, the trainers graded their SNK higher than that of their CrossFit peers. The internet and CrossFit peers were the most frequently reported sources for nutrition information; Registered Dietitians were the least reported source. The Paleo and Zone diets were the most common dietary regimens recommended by CrossFit trainers. Results indicated a positive correlation between a CrossFit trainer’s self-reported hours of nutrition education and their SNK score (r = 0.17; p < 0.01). Conclusion: Nutrition education modules for Level 1 and 2 CrossFit trainers, developed with input from Board Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics, are recommended. View Full-Text
Keywords: CrossFit trainers; sports nutrition knowledge; Paleo diet; Registered Dietitians (RD); Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) CrossFit trainers; sports nutrition knowledge; Paleo diet; Registered Dietitians (RD); Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
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Maxwell, C.; Ruth, K.; Friesen, C. Sports Nutrition Knowledge, Perceptions, Resources, and Advice Given by Certified CrossFit Trainers. Sports 2017, 5, 21. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports5020021

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Maxwell C, Ruth K, Friesen C. Sports Nutrition Knowledge, Perceptions, Resources, and Advice Given by Certified CrossFit Trainers. Sports. 2017; 5(2):21. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports5020021

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Maxwell, Cassie, Kyle Ruth, and Carol Friesen. 2017. "Sports Nutrition Knowledge, Perceptions, Resources, and Advice Given by Certified CrossFit Trainers" Sports 5, no. 2: 21. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports5020021

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