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Advanced Certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition 

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During our 15 years with Max Muscle we discovered The International Society of Sports Nutrition. It is the only non-profit academic society dedicated to promoting the science and application of evidence-based sports nutrition and supplementation. 

The ISSN is the world's leader in providing science-based sports nutrition and supplement information. Their peer-reviewed journal (JISSN), conferences, and attendees are the key influencers and thought-leaders in the sports nutrition and supplement field.

The ISSN Is Recognized by Established Academic Societies

The ISSN conferences, tutorials, lectures and courses have been recognized (vis a vis attaining continuing education credits) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Athletic Trainers and other organizations as well. Members of these organizations can earn continuing education credits by attending ISSN Conferences and Symposia. The ISSN is also recognized by many Universities as offering the latest, cutting edge and non-biased information about the science and application of sports nutrition and supplements. In addition, the ISSN regularly funds research projects; it should be noted that the ISSN does not pay for indirect costs for any project that it funds. This was very important to us at Max Muscle.

Sports nutrition is a unique field that requires academic and real-world specialization and training.Nutrition expertise is not the sole purview of Dietitians or Exercise Physiologists and certainly not achieved by winning a bodybuilding or powerlifting contest. It is critical for all health/fitness/medical professionals who work with athletes or active individuals to have a fundamental understanding of the adaptive biological response, as well as the role nutrition plays, in the acute and chronic response to exercise. We at Max Muscle apply these various 

concepts benefiting our customers and clients.The (CISSN) Certification was designed to validate that knowledge threshold through a collaborative effort by dozens of research scientists who have both research and practical experience in the field of sports nutrition. 


At Max Muscle obtaining the CISSN certification required completing ISSN course work and and passing rigorous exams demonstrating competency in the following areas:

  • Thermodynamics

  • Biochemistry

  • Metabolism

  • Skeletal Muscle Structure and Muscle Plasticity

  • Endocrinology of Resistance Exercise and Training

  • Cardiovascular / Pulmonary Responses to Exercise

  • Molecular Biology of Exercise and Nutrition

  • Krebs Cycle & Electron Transport Chain

  • Important micro biochemical aspects of metabolism

  • Research and critical evaluation

  • Aspects of Overtraining

  • Methods of Body Composition Assessment

  • Nutritional Assessment and Counseling of Athletes Macronutrients, Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates

  • Vitamins and Minerals

  • Principles of Exercise Training

  • Laboratory and Field Techniques / Measuring Performance Nutritional Needs of Endurance Athletes

  • Nutritional Needs of Strength/Power Athletes 

  • Food Guide Pyramid

  • Special Needs of Youth, Women, and the Elderly Sports Applications of Creatine

  • Weight Loss Ingredients

  • Sports Supplements

  • Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets

  • Eating to Improve Body Composition

  • Nutrition Before, During, and After Exercise for the Endurance Athlete

  • Nutrition Before, During, and After Exercise for the Strength/Power Athlete

  • Current research & studies

  • Annual Continuing Education



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