Essentials of Creatine in Sports and Health / Edition 1

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Overview

With all of the misinformation regarding the effects of creatine supplementation on health and sports performance, this book brings together the information on how creatine affects body composition, exercise performance, and health. Supported by the International Society of Sports Nutrition, this volume is timely and vital for all professionals in the field of sports nutrition.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Terry L Grindstaff, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS (University of Virginia Health System)
Description: Each chapter in this comprehensive overview of creatine can almost function as a standalone literature review or systematic review.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with background information on creatine as well as an overview of research related to a variety of populations. Specific populations are covered in each chapter.
Audience: The book is directed at students, researchers, clinicians, and sports nutritionists. Individuals with graduate training in exercise physiology or nutrition will find the well referenced information useful. The editors and chapter authors are all established researchers, professors, and advanced practitioners.
Features: The seven chapters can be divided into two broad categories: an overview of creatine and specific populations. Although the fact that each chapter can be read as a standalone article creates mild redundancy throughout the book, this only reinforces relevant information. Three chapters provide background information on creatine supplementation, metabolism, and use for general health. Four chapters provide excellent in-depth reviews for strength-power (anaerobic) sports, endurance (aerobic) sports, female athletes, and clinical populations (neurological pathologies, musculoskeletal injury, elderly). The chapter by Joan Eckerson, PhD, on creatine supplementation and women athletes is especially useful since the majority of creatine research has been conducted on men. All chapters are well referenced and a comprehensive index ends the book.
Assessment: This is an excellent compilation of recent creatine research written by experts. Individuals with an understanding of creatine metabolism are most likely to appreciate this book. It provides a more in-depth review of creatine than Creatine: Nature's Muscle Builder, Sahelian and Tuttle (Avery Publishing Group, 1997).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617377198
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/5/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Essentials of Creatine

Editors

Jeffrey R. Stout, PhD

Jose Antonio, PhD

Doug Kalman, PhD

An Overview of Creatine Metabolism

Jeff S. Volek, Kevin D. Ballard, and Cassandra E. Forsythe

Creatine Supplementation in Strength-Power Sports

Darryn S. Willoughby

Creatine Supplementation in Endurance Sports

Joel P. Cramer, PhD

Creatine Supplementation and Woman Athletes

Joan Eckerson, PhD

Creatine Consumption and Health

Jacques Poortmans, PhD

Clinical Application

Joseph Weir, PhD

Creatine Overview: Facts, Fallacies & Future

Mike Greenwood, PhD

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