Lesson series

Nutrition for injuries

In this course, Keith Baar discusses the effect of nutrition on injuries, with a specific focus on tendons and ligaments.

You will learn about:
  How tendons and ligaments work
  Determinants of tendon stiffness
  How to load tendons safely and effectively
  The effect of gelatin on collagen synthesis
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Keith Barr

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1 hour

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Keith Baar

The goal of Keith's work is to understand the molecular determinants of muscle development and the role of exercise in improving health and performance. Dr Keith Baar is Canadian born, but received his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan where he also served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. He then received a Master’s from the University of California, Berkeley while teaching strength and conditioning and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois. He did his postdoctoral studies on the molecular with one of the biggest names in the field: John Holloszy at Washington University in St. Louis. Keith worked in Dundee in Scotland before he moved to the University of California in Davis. Over the last 20 years, Keith has worked with many elite athletes and teams.
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