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  1. Rosenbloom, Christine PhD, RDN, CSSD, FAND


Sports nutrition research and the practical applications of the research are ever changing and evolving. However, some myths remain widespread in the athletic community. Coaches, trainers, and athletes often cling to outdated information, which can harm performance and health. Three sports nutrition myths that are addressed in this article surround carbohydrate intake before exercise, treatment for muscle cramps, and quantity of dietary protein needed to stimulate muscle protein synthesis.Each myth will be given historical context, and this article showcases newer research to dispel the myth. Moreover, for each myth, a researcher with expertise in the content area will provide the "bottom line" for practitioners for communicating to athletes.