Practical Sports Nutrition

Practical Sports Nutrition

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This book is aimed at students and lecturers in sports nutrition, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, fitness professionals, as well as coaches and athletes with an interest in nutrition. It goes further than other textbooks on sports nutrition, by examining theory and practice in the context of actual sports; explores a variety of popular sports, including triathlon, swimming, sprinting, long-distance running and many others; and, provides customised, practical guidance for both individual athlete and team nutritional needs. All the chapters are fully referenced with the latest research, as well as cutting edge practices used by the world's best athletes and teams. Each section includes a comprehensive review of the physiological, nutritional and cultural characteristics of the sport, a summary of sport-specific nutrition, as well as practical strategies for training and competition. A chapter appendix compares key research studies on nutrition for individual sports.
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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 37.59mm | 1,651.08g
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • 19 black & white illustrations, 31 black & white halftones
  • 073604695X
  • 9780736046954
  • 233,887

Table of contents

Chapter 1. An Overview of the Principles of Sports Nutrition; Chapter 2. Approaching a Sport and its Nutrition Issues; Chapter 3. Sport Foods and Supplements; Chapter 4. Road Cycling and Triathlons; Chapter 5. Middle and Long Distance Running; Chapter 6. Swimming and Rowing; Chapter 7. Sprinting and Jumping; Chapter 8. Field Sports; Chapter 9. Court and Indoor Sports; Chapter 10. Racquet Sports; Chapter 11. Strength and Power Sports; Chapter 12. Weight-Making sports; Chapter 13. Gymnastics; Chapter 14. Nutrition for Winter Sports.
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About Louise Burke

Louise Burke is a sports dietitian who has worked with elite athletes for over 25 years. She is founder of the department of sports nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport and has served as head for the last 18 years. She was appointed dietitian to the Australian Olympic team for the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympic Games. She is also a member of the International Olympic Committee Working Group on Nutrition and the Medical and Anti-Doping Commission of the International Association of Athletics Foundations.
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