100 Questions And Answers About Sports Nutrition & Exercise

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100 Questions and Answers About Sports Nutrition & Exercise provides easily accessible answers to questions that athletes, athletic trainers and coaches may have about sports nutrition. Equipped with case studies, quick tips, and testimonials, this practical guide covers topics such as: vitamins and minerals, fluids, medications and supplements, weight management, warm ups and cool downs, flexibility, and more.
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Overview

100 Questions and Answers About Sports Nutrition & Exercise provides easily accessible answers to questions that athletes, athletic trainers and coaches may have about sports nutrition. Equipped with case studies, quick tips, and testimonials, this practical guide covers topics such as: vitamins and minerals, fluids, medications and supplements, weight management, warm ups and cool downs, flexibility, and more.
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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This book provides straightforward explanations for key nutritional and physiological topics that may help both trained and amateur athletes. Using both peer-reviewed and case-study based evidence, the authors successfully highlight important and practical areas most athletes, trainers, healthcare practitioners, and fitness enthusiasts are most concerned about.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain concrete, scientifically-based and practical concepts that athletes, trainers, healthcare professionals, and fitness enthusiasts of all levels and ages can use to excel in physical activity and sport. This is a necessary objective because of the vast amount of information available on nutrition and physiology of sport. The book provides a quick read of evidence-based literature, appropriately written for the audience. It successfully imparts useful and practical information without overwhelming readers.
Audience: The intended audience includes athletes, physical therapists, occupational therapists, fitness instructors, physical education teachers, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels. Although it provides scientifically-based evidence to support its claims, it is an introductory level book and should be relatively easy to understand for readers who have had college-level health science coursework.
Features: Topics are organized into sections, progressing from an introduction to an explanation and finally an application. The book does well in integrating the nutritional and physiological component of sport by providing complementary scientific facts and case studies to help readers better understand and comprehend. It highlights scientifically-based basic core principles of starting a training program and what it takes to successfully progress and maintain it. Each section is concise and to the point, without unnecessary detail. Appropriate pictures, illustrations and graphs assist in explaining descriptive text. These well-thought-out additions are helpful in explaining visually related concepts such as exercise movement.
Assessment: This book is written at an appropriate level for its intended audience while providing evidence-based research to support all of its claims. It successfully highlights up-to-date important principles of nutrition and physiology of sport for both novice and advanced athletes. This is a useful book for athletes who want to learn the basic science behind sport while building a strong understanding of the relationship of nutrition, training and exercise physiology. The authors do a fine job of debunking nutrition and training myths while focusing their efforts on supporting claims with science.
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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This book provides straightforward explanations for key nutritional and physiological topics that may help both trained and amateur athletes. Using both peer-reviewed and case-study based evidence, the authors successfully highlight important and practical areas most athletes, trainers, healthcare practitioners, and fitness enthusiasts are most concerned about.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain concrete, scientifically-based and practical concepts that athletes, trainers, healthcare professionals, and fitness enthusiasts of all levels and ages can use to excel in physical activity and sport. This is a necessary objective because of the vast amount of information available on nutrition and physiology of sport. The book provides a quick read of evidence-based literature, appropriately written for the audience. It successfully imparts useful and practical information without overwhelming readers.
Audience: The intended audience includes athletes, physical therapists, occupational therapists, fitness instructors, physical education teachers, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels. Although it provides scientifically-based evidence to support its claims, it is an introductory level book and should be relatively easy to understand for readers who have had college-level health science coursework.
Features: Topics are organized into sections, progressing from an introduction to an explanation and finally an application. The book does well in integrating the nutritional and physiological component of sport by providing complementary scientific facts and case studies to help readers better understand and comprehend. It highlights scientifically-based basic core principles of starting a training program and what it takes to successfully progress and maintain it. Each section is concise and to the point, without unnecessary detail. Appropriate pictures, illustrations and graphs assist in explaining descriptive text. These well-thought-out additions are helpful in explaining visually related concepts such as exercise movement.
Assessment: This book is written at an appropriate level for its intended audience while providing evidence-based research to support all of its claims. It successfully highlights up-to-date important principles of nutrition and physiology of sport for both novice and advanced athletes. This is a useful book for athletes who want to learn the basic science behind sport while building a strong understanding of the relationship of nutrition, training and exercise physiology. The authors do a fine job of debunking nutrition and training myths while focusing their efforts on supporting claims with science.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Erik H. VanIterson, MS, MBio(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book provides straightforward explanations for key nutritional and physiological topics that may help both trained and amateur athletes. Using both peer-reviewed and case-study based evidence, the authors successfully highlight important and practical areas most athletes, trainers, healthcare practitioners, and fitness enthusiasts are most concerned about.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain concrete, scientifically-based and practical concepts that athletes, trainers, healthcare professionals, and fitness enthusiasts of all levels and ages can use to excel in physical activity and sport. This is a necessary objective because of the vast amount of information available on nutrition and physiology of sport. The book provides a quick read of evidence-based literature, appropriately written for the audience. It successfully imparts useful and practical information without overwhelming readers.
Audience: The intended audience includes athletes, physical therapists, occupational therapists, fitness instructors, physical education teachers, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels. Although it provides scientifically-based evidence to support its claims, it is an introductory level book and should be relatively easy to understand for readers who have had college-level health science coursework.
Features: Topics are organized into sections, progressing from an introduction to an explanation and finally an application. The book does well in integrating the nutritional and physiological component of sport by providing complementary scientific facts and case studies to help readers better understand and comprehend. It highlights scientifically-based basic core principles of starting a training program and what it takes to successfully progress and maintain it. Each section is concise and to the point, without unnecessary detail. Appropriate pictures, illustrations and graphs assist in explaining descriptive text. These well-thought-out additions are helpful in explaining visually related concepts such as exercise movement.
Assessment: This book is written at an appropriate level for its intended audience while providing evidence-based research to support all of its claims. It successfully highlights up-to-date important principles of nutrition and physiology of sport for both novice and advanced athletes. This is a useful book for athletes who want to learn the basic science behind sport while building a strong understanding of the relationship of nutrition, training and exercise physiology. The authors do a fine job of debunking nutrition and training myths while focusing their efforts on supporting claims with science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763778866
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/22/2010
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 938,226
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Introduction xv

Part 1 General Sports Nutrition 1

Questions 1-15 discuss general sports nutrition, including the following

Why should an athlete develop a nutrition and exercise plan?

What is hunger?

What should my training plate look like?

Part 2 General Exercise Concepts 23

Questions 16-34 review general exercise concepts

What are the health benefits of regular exercise?

What are the basic principles of exercise that are needed to optimize training and performance?

Why should athletes warm up before and cool down after exercise?

Part 3 Before-, During-, and After-Exercise Nutrition 75

Questions 35-48 discuss the timing of meals and snacks

What should I eat before exercise?

Should I eat before an early-morning workout?

What types of foods should the athlete consume during exercise?

Part 4 Vitamins and Minerals 93

Questions 49-53 discuss vitamins and minerals

What role do vitamins play in an athlete's diet?

What role do minerals play in athlete's diet?

What role does calcium play in athletic performance?

Part 5 Fluids 109

Questions 54—65 review fluid intake:

Why should athletes consume water as part of their nutrition plan?

Is thirst a good predictor of an athlete's fluid needs?

How much sweat can an athlete lose per hour of exercise in a hot environment?

Part 6 Weight Management 131

Questions 66-77 discuss weight and its management

How do I recognize a fad diet?

What constitutes body composition?

What role do body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio play in my performance?

Part 7 Extreme Environments 159

Questions 78-81 explain more about extreme environments

What are the effects of acute high-altitude exposure on performance?

What is the live-high/train-low concept?

What are the considerations for athlete training or competing in cold-weather ambient and/or water environments?

Part 8 Nutritional and Exercise Considerations for Special Populations 171

Questions 82-91 describe nutritional and exercise considerations for special populations

What is lactose intolerance?

What is the overtraining syndrome?

How do I know whether my decreasing performance over the season is related to overtraining or poor nutritional habits?

Part 9 Medications and Supplements 207

Questions 92-99 explain more about medications and supplements:

Why has my exercising heart rate changed since I was put on beta-blocker drugs? Other than age-adjusted heart rate, what methods can I use to gauge my exercise intensity?

What are ergogenic aids?

What are ergolytics?

Part 10 More Information 227

Question 100 provides resources for additional information about sports nutrition and exercise

Where can I find more information about sports nutrition and exercise?

Bibliography 233

Glossary 235

Index 247

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