namritakumar

Dr. Namrita Kumar

I began my coaching practice while I was a doctoral student. Today, I am a full time coach and nutritionist with Velocious Cycling Adventures where I advise active individuals and athletes from high school to collegiate and amateur to professional.  

In 2016 I started a Division 1 Varsity collegiate cycling team at SCAD Atlanta and am currently the Men's and Women's Head Coach for Mountain Bike, Road, Cyclocross and Track Cycling. 

My personal athletic experience ranges from endurance mountain biking to off-road triathlon, cross-country mountain bike racing, running, road cycling, duathlon, and cyclocross. While I was in graduate school, I competed with Georgia Tech Cycling and the Topeak-Ergon USA mountain bike team. Although I still occasionally train for and compete in various endurance events such as marathons and endurance bike races, my primary focus is now coaching and supporting my athletes. 

My research background includes hydration and sports drink research, and the interaction of nutrition, physical activity, and the brain. Specifically,

  • the influence of mental fatigue on physical performance
  • the brain’s role in perception of energy and fatigue; and, the motivation and decision making involved when enduring physical activity
  • the effects of nutritional countermeasures to fatigue in endurance athletes and non-athletes.

Education

PhD - applied exercise physiology

Georgia Institute of Technology

MS - sports nutrition

Georgia State University 

BS - chemical engineering

University of Michigan

Certifications and Memberships

Registered Dietitian

USA Cycling Level 2 Coach

Member of American College of Sports Medicine and Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport 

Community etc.

Panelist at US Olympic Committee International Conference on Sports Nutrition

Speaker at Southeast USA Junior High Performance Triathlon Team camp

Speaker at the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainer annual conference

Presenter at ACSM annual conferences

Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League volunteer and supporter

Florida Interscholastic Cycling League Board Member

Former Honorary Board Member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)

Former Board Member of Southeast Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC)