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.
PhD - applied exercise physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology
MS - sports nutrition
Georgia State University
BS - chemical engineering
University of Michigan
Certifications and Memberships
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
Member of American College of Sports Medicine and Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
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)