Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science : Sports Nutrition

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Sports Nutrition, which focuses on the importance of proper nutritional preparation for athletes, provides a practical supplement to
Nutrition in Sport. It provides an essential reference on all aspects of sports nutrition for the team coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist and allied health-related professional working with athletes and sports teams, and the knowledgeable athlete.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 244 x 11mm | 388g
  • Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • With figs.
  • 0632058145
  • 9780632058143
  • 1,164,992

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Published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, Sports Nutrition is the latest volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series. A stand-alone text, this book is also a practical supplement to the recently published Nutrition in Sport (Volume VII of the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine).


Sports Nutrition provides an up-to-date summary of the science and practice of sports nutrition. Focusing on the different aspects of nutrition related to sports, the book is divided into three sections: the first deals with issues related to training; the second to the nutritional challenges of competition and the final section deals with the practical side, looking at ways in which scientific knowledge can be translated into eating strategies and choices.




Sports Nutrition is an essential reference on all aspects of sports nutrition for the team coach, athletic trainer and allied health professional working with athletes and sports teams, and the knowledgeable athlete.
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Table of contents

List of contributors, vi


Forewords by the IOC, viii


Preface, ix


Part 1 Nutrition needs for training


1 Exercise and energy demands, 3


2 Fuels used in exercise: carbohydrate and fat, 15


3 Protein and amino acid requirements of athletes, 26


4 Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals, 35


5 Fluids and electrolytes, 51


6 Alcohol and sport, 64


Part 2 Nutrition for competition


7 Preparation for competition, 75


8 Eating and drinking during exercise, 84


9 Post-event recovery, 93


Part 3 Practical sports nutrition


10 Assessing nutritional status and needs, 107


11 Changing size and body composition, 118


12 Dietary supplements and ergogenic aids, 129


13 Practical strategies to meet nutrition goals, 147


14 Eating well while traveling, 154


15 Strategies for special populations, 161


16 Strategies for special environments: heat, 173


Index, 183
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Review Text

Published Reviews of the First Edition

" Sports Nutrition provides the reader with a concise and accessible body of information in all of the major nutritional requirements of athletes and recreational enthusiasts."

Division of Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Nottingham
British Journal of Nutrition
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Published Reviews of the First Edition "Sports Nutrition provides the reader with a concise and accessible body of information in all of the major nutritional requirements of athletes and recreational enthusiasts." Division of Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Nottingham British Journal of Nutrition
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