Food, Nutrition and Sports Performance III

Food, Nutrition and Sports Performance III

by Ronald J. Maughan
     
 

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As sport has become more professionalised over the last thirty years, so the role of nutrition in promoting health and performance has become ever more important to athletes who search for the extra edge to succeed in their respective sports. With the expansion in the provision of medical and scientific support services in elite sport, those who advise athletes

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As sport has become more professionalised over the last thirty years, so the role of nutrition in promoting health and performance has become ever more important to athletes who search for the extra edge to succeed in their respective sports. With the expansion in the provision of medical and scientific support services in elite sport, those who advise athletes have had to become adept at identifying those dietary strategies that will help them to outperform their competitors.


This book is structured in two parts. The first analyses the science that underpins the nutritional goals of athletes, with a focus on the implications for athletes during training, competition and recovery. The second looks more closely at the practical implications for different sport categories, i.e. those that focus on strength, power or endurance, and on weight category sports, team sports and winter sports.


This volume will be of value to sports dieticians and nutritionists and others involved in the care and support of athletes, as well as to those who take an interest in the subject of sport nutrition and competitive performance. Coaches and athletes will also find much of interest here.


This book is based on the proceedings of the third in a series of Consensus Conferences in Sports Nutrition organised under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. It was published as a special issue of the Journal of Sports Sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317981220
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Ron Maughan obtained his BSc (Physiology) and PhD from the University of Aberdeen, and held a lecturing position in Liverpool before returning to Aberdeen where he was based for almost 25 years. He is now a professor at Loughborough University, UK. He has published extensively in the scientific literature, and is on the editorial board of several international journals.

Susan Shirreffs is a lecturer at Loughborough University, UK. She specialises in hydration and is the theme leader of the sport and Exercise Nutrition Theme of The Nutrition Society.

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