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Karl Riecken is the Coordinator of Performance Testing and Exercise Physiologist at the USA Triathlon Performance Training Center-Certified National Training Center in Clermont, FL. There, he conducts analyses of athletes, from biomechanical and physiological views, utilizing the info in customized-constructed training programs that he affords by TrainingPeaks.
Athletes might benefit from an elevated consumption of anti-oxidants, but the risks of excessive oversupplementation of micronutrients ought to be highlighted; many micronutrients given in quantities past a sure threshold will in reality cut back immune responses.
Although elite athletes aren’t clinically immune poor, it is potential that the combined results of small modifications in a number of immune parameters might compromise resistance to common minor sicknesses(Gleeson, 2006). It appears very probably that the poor dietary standing of some athletes might predispose them to immunosuppression.