Dr. John Ivy

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Dr. John Ivy, Executive Director of Sport & Nutrition Research

With a PhD in Exercise Physiology, Dr. John Ivy is our Executive Director of Sport & Nutrition Research. He has authored over 170 scientific papers and several books, including the well-known and highly respected Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition. Working with notable sports greats, including swimmer Michael Phelps during his preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics, at which he won eight gold medals, his contributions to sports nutrition and science are unparalleled.

Dr. Ivy’s research has pioneered our understanding of muscle metabolism and the role that properly formulated nutritional supplementation can play in improving exercise performance, recovery and training adaptation. His current research is centered around understanding the interactions of exogenous dietary nitrite/nitrate (NOx) on the endogenous NO/cGMP pathway and how dysfunctions in each system can affect cardiovascular health.

Dr. Ivy received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, and trained in physiology and metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine as an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow. He has served on the faculty at the University of Texas for over 30 years and as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for about half that time. Dr. Ivy is currently the Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin.

Part 2: How Aging Changes Your Response to Exercise, Training, & Nutrition

This is the second article in a three part series with Dr. John Ivy on the importance of muscle strength as it relates to one’s health and longevity. This second article highlights how aging changes your response to exercise, training, & nutrition, along with how to time protein consumption for best results.... Read more

Timing is Everything!

Learn how nutrient timing can help you get the most out of your workouts from world-renowned sports nutrition expert Dr. John Ivy. ... Read more

Part 1: Muscle Strength is More Important Than You Know

The following article is part one of a three part series on the importance of muscle strength as it relates to one’s health and longevity. This first article by Dr. John Ivy discusses the relationship between muscle strength and maintaining healthy body functions as one ages, along with tips and advice for how to start an exercise-training program to increase muscle strength.... Read more

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