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Sports Nutrition Insider

Michael Sedlak M.Sc.
Michael has taken his passion for fitness, sports, and bodybuilding to a new level, translating cutting edge nutritional science into innovation for some of the world’s most successful supplement companies. Michael is a leading authority on evidence-based research and the applied aspects of clinical nutrition. He holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Functional Foods, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Toxicology. Michael offers new insight into key industry trends, applying the latest-nutritional research for the development of innovative science-based products. Michael has spent the last decade working in one of the most secretive industries in the world, protecting some of the most confidential information in the supplement sector. From managing clinical trials and new product formulations to lecturing at various international seminars, he has been a part of the inner workings of the industry that only a privileged few have ever experienced. Michael has had the opportunity to travel the world extensively from Germany, to England and throughout all of North America, meeting and working with some of the world’s greatest minds in sports nutrition and exercise science. With his professional background, vast experience and expert knowledge, Michael will continue to educate thousands on the latest nutritional research driving the innovation within the health industry. www.cpcnutrition.com
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What Is A Muscle Biopsy

Q: I heard some guys talking about physiology research and they keep mentioning a muscle biopsy. What is a muscle biopsy and is it safe to get one done?

A: Good question! A muscle biopsy is a very safe procedure, preformed by a medical doctor or a specialist that carries little risk for the patient. It is a valuable medical procedure that is used to identify conditions such as metabolic defects of the muscle, muscular disorders and infections that affect the muscles. However, it is also a very useful tool during dietary research to identify changes in the muscle following the addition of training and/or nutritional intervention. A muscle biopsy is a minor surgical procedure that involves making an incision in the skin (which is first numbed by local anaesthetic) and removing a few small pieces of the underlying muscle for chemical analysis. A needle is inserted into the muscle, usually while the patient is awake, where a small piece of tissue remains in the needle. During the biopsy, there is usually minimal or no discomfort. Patients may feel some pressure or ‘tugging sensations’. The risks are very small, but may include slight bruising and bleeding. Most subjects are back to regular activity within 24 hours.

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