Nick Barringer: Baylor University and the "High Mileage" Tactical AthleteMay 22, 2021
Nick Barringer is an active duty, Army officer (65C) who works in the field of nutrition and human performance. He previously had to opportunity to provide his dietitian expertise as a member of the Ranger Athlete Warrior program with the 75th Ranger Regiment. Currently, teaching our Army's future leaders at West Point for the Department of physical education. (photo credit: militarytimes.com)
3:09 - Program Overview: Baylor Graduate Program of Nutrition – Joint Base San Antonia TX
4:50 - AUG/SEPT talk to a recruiter!
8:10 - What is a high mileage tactical athlete?
13:00 - What are some things we can incorporate at that high mileage status?
13:30 - Rich Protein to maintain muscle mass
14:33 - Fueling your workouts
15:24 - Analysis of your micros
17:00 - Simple suggestions – seems simple but very few people actually do this
18:08 - Blood sugar management
19:00 - Appropriate protein intake for a tactical athlete
20:13 - Build your plate around protein
20:50 - Eat your vegetables!
22:30 - Never use BCAA powders! (yes, you read that right!)
25:10 - If you can eat chicken…eat some chicken.
26:00 - Training Programs: Are you following an enhanced athlete’s program?
27:15 - Recovery is key – What are some things to prioritize?
28:15 - No keto diets for our Tactical Athletes
29:30 - Ketogenetic diet is not good for high intensity training
30:55 - Special guest appearance
31:40 - Should tactical athletes follow intermittent fasting?
33:45 - Gut health: What are some of the things that damage our gut health? What can we do to improve our gut health?
35:35 - “These researchers think poop athletic supremacy. Are they right?”
Graduate Program in Nutrition:
Essential Amino Acid Paper:
Fasting and Cognition Paper:
Telomere Shortening and Accelerated Aging in US Military Veterans: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/4/1743/pdf