Sports Nutrition Live, 23 April 2016, Cavendish Conference Centre, London

£84 (inc.VAT) - additional discounts also available for students and members of associations. BANT and REPS CPD points pending.

8.45 – 9.15:

Teas, herbal teas, coffee and a fruit platter are available for you to enjoy during registration

9.15 – 9.45:
Introduction to the day

Ian Craig the course leader will welcome you to the day, introducing the concept of ‘functional sports nutrition’ to you and his experiences using the model.

9.45 – 10.45:
Ben Coomber

Recovery and Performance Strategies

In the world of sports, strength and conditioning, and the advanced gym goer, who all want to optimise themselves as the ‘athlete’, what strategies work? We often talk about timing, ergogenic aids, stretching and active recovery, but as exercise professionals, are we missing the obvious, and not so obvious? Can we achieve optimal performance when we are not first looking at optimal recovery? How do we classify optimal in terms of recovery? In this talk, Ben will cover everything an exercise professional needs to cover when working with the athlete, or the athlete-minded, to optimise their recovery and performance, and really turn someone into the athlete they are destined to be.

About Ben Coomber

Ben Coomber is a performance nutritionist, coach, speaker, consultant and writer. Ben holds a degree in Human Performance and is a ISSN certified nutritionist.
Ben run’s, an online nutrition coaching company that also runs a multi-level 2 year Personal Trainers nutrition development program.
Ben has the UK’s #1 rated health and fitness podcast on iTunes ‘Ben Coomber Radio’ with regular Q&A’s and expert interviews. Ben also owns Transdermal Technology, the worlds first and most advanced pre and post workout sports supplementation that’s applied via the skin.
Ben’s journey in the fitness industry was a personal one from a battle with obesity at age 18 that spurred a keen interest in nutrition. Now a performance based individual that trains and plays rugby Ben blends his nutritional knowledge from both 1st hand experience, the science, and a potent background of coaching athletes and personal trainers.
The Body Type Nutrition Academy is a multi-stage 2 year long nutrition education program designed to up-skill coaches, personal trainers, practitioners and people interested in advancing their nutrition knowledge.
Our full 2 year BTN Academy program is split into 3 sections, Foundation (2 months), Main Academy (12 months), and Advanced Academy (10 months).
The Academy is a practical and interactive learning experience, so while we cover lots of theory in the program, much of our teaching is about helping you apply the knowledge to the real world and the people you are trying to help. We are always looking to help you identify which theories, protocols, and systems of thinking are applicable to which client or individual to maximise your results.
Over the course of the program you will be empowered with information on how to assess a client, how to think critically, how to analyse research, how to manipulate calories and macronutrients for performance and body composition benefits, how to repair the gut and immune system, the psychology of coaching, supplement science, and much more.

10.45 – 11.00:

A short break for teas, herbal teas, coffee and water.  This is also your opportunity to speak to exhibitors about the products and services they can offer you.

11.00 – 12.00:
Dr Graeme Close BSc., PhD

Metabolic and Nutritional Requirements of Elite Rugby: Are carbohydrates still king when it comes to performance?

Sport Nutrition has witnessed significant changes in the last decade. Whilst traditional guidelines have been focused upon maximising game-day performance, emerging research is beginning to suggest that the metabolic adaptations to training may require a very different nutritional approach; an approach that could be described as “targeted carbohydrate periodisation.” Unfortunately, this message is being somewhat confused in the popular media with suggestions now emerging that elite rugby players (and all athletes in fact) may not need carbohydrate per se during training or competition. This presentation will look at the role of carbohydrate in cell signalling, as well as re-examining the importance of carbohydrate for match day performance using classic and contemporary research, combined with my applied experiences from over two decades of working within professional rugby. Finally, a working model will be proposed and discussed to help practitioners develop their own periodised carbohydrate strategies.

About Dr Graeme Close BSc., PhD

Graeme Close is a Reader in Applied Physiology and Sports Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University, UK where he is the programme lead for the MSc in Sport Nutrition. His research is focused upon the effects of vitamin D deficiencies in athletic performance, the role of antioxidants in the recovery of muscle function and practical nutrition in elite rugby. He has published approximately 75 papers on various aspects of sport nutrition & exercise physiology and is currently supervising 12 PhD students. From an applied perspective, Graeme is accredited with the UK Strength and conditioning Association (UKSCA), he is an accredited physiologist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and is on the Sport and exercise Nutrition register (SENr) where he also serves on the executive committee.

Graeme is currently the expert nutrition consultant to England Rugby, he is the lead nutritionist for British Ski and Snowboard he works with professional jockeys and European Tour golfers as well as regularly providing nutrition consultancy to Super League Rugby clubs. Prior to his academic studies, Graeme was a former professional rugby league player and has represented his country at youth and student level.

Justin Roberts

12.00 – 13.00:

A healthy, freshly prepared, three-course buffet lunch is served.

13.00 – 14.00:
Dr Peter Koeppel PhD

Effects of nucleotides on performance and health of athletes

Exercise can have both positive and negative effects on the immune function and the susceptibility to minor illnesses. Dietary nucleotides can improve the relationship between exercise, the immune system and host protection. The transport of energy in the body is fully dependent on the availability of nucleotides in the form of ATP, GTP and UTP. Nucleotides also support oxygen supply to the body, meaning potentially diminished lactate levels in athletes. Studies show that supplementary nucleotides repair DNA that have been damaged by increased levels of oxygen radicals, reduce muscle damage after intensive exercise, and support the absorption of nutrients in the gut by improving gut morphology.

About Dr Peter Koeppel PhD

Dr. Peter Koeppel has a PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology. He was trained in Biochemistry with a special interest in clinical Immunology at the Institute of Virology at the University of Zürich. He then worked as a researcher in osteoarthritis and osteoporosis in a pharmaceutical company in Basel. Since 1989 he has been involved in producing special additives for human nutrition for ProBio Ltd, laterally becoming the managing director of this company in year 2000.

Peter Koepell

14.00 – 14.15:

The short break for refreshments

14.15 – 15.15:
Dr Justin Roberts PhD

Exercise and the Gut

The effect of exercise on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is often overlooked by health professionals, despite the relatively high number of acute symptoms reported by athletes. Prolonged or strenuous activity places significant physiological and biochemical stress on the GI tract which may impact structural integrity. Acute GI issues are one of the factors associated with premature fatigue in sport, particularly endurance based events. This talk will therefore explore the effects of exercise on the GI tract, and the influence this may have on feeding strategies. Additionally, this session will also discuss key nutritional factors that may be beneficial for susceptible individuals.

About Dr Justin Roberts PhD

Justin is a Senior Lecturer and researcher with our The Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences . He is an accredited Sport and Exercise Physiologist and Chartered Scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and a Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is also a Registered Nutritional Therapist with the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the Nutrition Therapy Council (NTC) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
With over 20 years’ experience in sport and exercise physiology and nutrition, Justin has worked at various institutions including the British Olympic Medical Centre (London), Brunel University, Victoria University (Melbourne) and the University of Hertfordshire (where he was the BASES laboratory director).
Justin specialises in performance and functional nutrition with a central aim of exploring dietary and supplementation strategies to support performance, recovery and health-related adaptations to exercise. His current research interests involve the use of probiotic strategies to minimise gastro-intestinal endotoxemia in ultra-endurance athletes.

15.15 – 15.30:

The final short refreshment break of the day.

15.30 – 16.30:
Ian Craig

Functional Sports Nutrition - let’s bring the health back into performance

Ian has been on the quest to educate UK practitioners on the principles of functional sports nutrition for the past decade. By viewing the body as a sophisticated integrative and human system as opposed to a linear, so-called predictable entity, we can start to encompass the complexities of health in the way we professionally intervene with athletes. Within his talk, Ian will question the black and white, linear sports nutrition paradigms of today, arguing more for an approach of individuality. Additionally, under the auspices of quality before quantity, he will consider food sources and preparation methods that are truly nourishing to the athlete’s health and ultimate performance.

About Ian Craig

Ian Craig MSc CSCS INLPTA is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and an endurance coach. He was a competitive middle-distance runner for 20 years and is now a more leisurely runner and cyclist. Ian specialises in Functional Sports Nutrition (FSN), a fast-evolving discipline that considers both health and performance of an athlete from an integrative health perspective.

16.30 – 17.00:
Q and A with all speakers

Q and A

All speakers take the stage for a live and interactive question and answer session.

Just some of the learning outcomes
  • How intense and prolonged exercise impacts the gastrointestinal system, plus nutritional strategies to improve the structural integrity of the gut.
  • The metabolic requirements of rugby and how to optimally support players from a perspective of macronutrient intake.
  • How to bring an integrative, health-based, and nutrient-dense approach into your athlete interventions.
  • To think of the obvious and not-so-obvious nutritional and lifestyle elements that support an athlete’s recovery and performance.
What's included with your booking
  • A full day’s education with six internationally-recognised speakers in the field of sports nutrition.
  • Free goody bag.
  • Free product samples.
  • Free healthy refreshments and buffet lunch, all freshly prepared.
  • Free audio, video and presentation downloads sent to you after the event.
  • CPD accreditation for each event. (BANT and REPs CPD accreditation pending).

“Really great content and excellent speakers”

Jack Weeks

Delegate, Sports Nutrition Live 2014

“Great information, very current, I enjoyed it!”

Emma Mayou

Delegate, Sports Nutrition Live 2014

“A great day!”

Sam Dunkley

Delegate, Sports Nutrition Live 2014

“Today was super!”

Dorthe Hummel

Delegate, Sports Nutrition Live 2014

Book your place

Places cost £84, with additional discounts for members of associations and students.