http://course is a comprehensive review of the latest macronutrient recommendations for athletes for training and competition, fueling and hydration guidelines. Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to: 1. Describe the principles of nutritional periodization for macronutrients for the athlete and identify training modalities that require higher or varying levels of macronutrients. 2. Describe the fundamentals of daily hydration and a fueling and hydration plan for training and competition for athletes. 3. Outline pre-exercise food, fluid choices, portion, and timing strategies designed to improve performance. 4. List the essential components of recovery nutrition. 5. List the key nutritional components for muscle building.Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, is owner of Personal Nutrition Designs, LLC based in Evanston, IL, is author of Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes (3rd edition VeloPress) and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She specializes in areas of sports nutrition, eating disorder recovery, GI disorders, food sensitivities, and women’s health.
While Monique regularly works with athletes competing at all levels and in any sport, she has extensive experience working with top-level athletes and has been a leading sports dietitian at the forefront of cutting edge sports nutrition practices for over two decades. She was a member of the Performance Enhancement Team for USA Triathlon, USA Cycling (Women’s Road Team), and Synchro Swimming USA up to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. She has worked with Team Type 1- a men’s professional cycling team, the Timex Multisport Team, the Chicago Fire Soccer Team, the Saturn Cycling Team, and the Volvo-Cannondale Mountain Bike Team. Many of her clients are beginner to elite runners, triathletes, cyclists, and swimmers, as well as team sports athletes competing at the high school, collegiate, and age-grouper level. She is currently on the Medical Advisory Board of the Chicago Area Runner’s Association.
Monique is a prolific writer and presenter. She is the author of Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd edition (VeloPress), and three other sports nutrition books. Her articles have appeared in print and online, for a number of publications including VeloNews, Inside Triathlon, Outside, Oxygen, Men’s Journal, Her Sports, Women’s Sports and Fitness, eatright.org, and kideatright.org
Monique is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and a licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) in Illinois and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), and has a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. Monique is also credentialed as a Certified Exercise Physiologist though the American College of Sports Medicine.
Monique has competed in the sports of mountain biking, road racing, and triathlon. She is a three time Ironman 70.3 finisher.