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

C. Maxwell; K. Pike; Carol A. Friesen;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Sports, volume 5, page 21 (eissn: 2075-4663, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
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 nut...
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