Select a topic that interests you on any of the nutrients covered in Part One. Examples of topics include:
• Creatine and Strength Improvements • Vitamin E and Athletic Performance • Carbohydrate Loading
• BCAA’s Effect on Performance
• Protein Intake and Nitrogen Balance
• Carbohydrates and Endurance Performance • Ginseng’s Effects on Athletic Performance
• Inosine’s Effects on Increasing Strength
• Glucosamine and Healing
• Antioxidants and Performance
• Herbal Immunity Boosters
Once you have selected a topic, go to the local college library or other library with scientific journals, and conduct a search for research reports on your topic. Find at least 6 recent sci- entific journal articles on your topic. Some journals you can start with include:American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; British Medical Journal; International Journal of Sports Medicine; International Journal of Applied Physiology; Journal of American Dietetic Association; Journal of the American Medical Association; Journal of Applied Nutrition; Journal of Nutrition; Journal of Vitamin Nutrition Research; Lancet; Medicine, Science and Sports Exercise; Metabolism; Nature; New England Journal of Medicine; Physician and Sports Medicine; Science; Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness; Annual Reviews of Nutrition; and International Journal of Sports Nutrition.
Write a short article (magazine style) about your topic. Use the scientific journal articles as references. The length of your article should be 1000 to 1500 words. Writing tips: read through some journal articles; select a topic; make an outline; get some more journal articles covering your topic; begin the writing process. If you have trouble writing, try dictating using a tape recorder. Use the transcription as a rough draft. This will help you get started the easy way.
Submit a typed, double-spaced article, along with photocopies of the journal a