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Fuel for Young Athletes
     

Fuel for Young Athletes

by Ann Litt, Alan Litt
 

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ISBN-10: 0736046526

ISBN-13: 9780736046527

Pub. Date: 10/14/2003

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Young athletes need more than practice to succeed in sport. They need a proper diet that will leave them energized and able to perform their best throughout the entire game.

Whether you're a coach, parent, or nutritionist, you can help young athletes fuel for energy, development, and performance through the sound nutritional guidelines presented in Fuel

Overview

Young athletes need more than practice to succeed in sport. They need a proper diet that will leave them energized and able to perform their best throughout the entire game.

Whether you're a coach, parent, or nutritionist, you can help young athletes fuel for energy, development, and performance through the sound nutritional guidelines presented in Fuel for Young Athletes.

Author Ann Litt, a frequently consulted nutritionist, columnist, and mother of two teenage athletes, presents the most essential guidelines for athletes in middle school through high school. Litt provides a complete resource filled with practical advice that coaches, parents, and even athletes themselves can apply directly to the training table. Among the topics she covers are

-food and fluid guidelines for young athletes,
-food plans tailored to the specific energy needs of 11 sports,
-recipe and snack ideas that appeal to teens and give them extra power on the playing fields and courts,
-fuel for muscle development and bone growth,
-eating for endurance training,
-tactics for safely gaining and losing weight,
-dietary supplements,
-high-performance meal planning,
-eating well in fast-food restaurants, and
-strategies for disordered eating.

Fuel for Young Athletes helps growing athletes meet their nutritional needs and guides them toward both optimal health and athletic success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736046527
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,375,450
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Food Functions for Developing Athletes
Chapter 2: Nutritional Essentials for Sports
Chapter 3: Fluids for Athletes
Chapter 4: Fuel for Muscle Development
Chapter 5: Eating for Endurance Training
Chapter 6: Tactics for Gaining Weight
Chapter 7: Lessons on Losing Weight
Chapter 8: Dietary Details for Specific Sports
Chapter 9: High-Performance Meal Planning
Chapter 10: Fast-Break Food Favorites
Chapter 11: Beyond the Standard Game Plan
Chapter 12: Special Nutritional Needs for Preadolescent Athletes
Chapter 13: Strategies for Overcoming Disordered Eating
Chapter 14: Championship-Winning Recipes for Young Athletes

Index

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