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Nutrition for Serious Athletes
     

Nutrition for Serious Athletes

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by Benardot
 

About the Author

Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, is an associate dean for research and is on the faculty of the departments of nutrition and kinesiology and health at Georgia State University and has been involved in sports nutrition research since 1981. He is the co-director of the Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance

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About the Author

Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, is an associate dean for research and is on the faculty of the departments of nutrition and kinesiology and health at Georgia State University and has been involved in sports nutrition research since 1981. He is the co-director of the Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance at GSU, which provides training and nutrition plans that help athletes in their pursuit of excellence.

As the national team nutritionist and chair of the Athlete Wellness Program for USA Gymnastics, Benardot worked with the gold-medal winning women's gymnastics team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He has been funded by the United States Olympic Committee to do research with elite athletes and has also worked with top athletes from a variety of team and individual sports.

Benardot served as editor in chief of Sports Nutrition: A Guide for Professionals Working with Active People and has earned numerous awards for outstanding service from the American Dietetic Association. Born in Greece, Benardot gained his love for sport while growing up in the Lake Placid region of northern New York State. He now lives with his wife and two children in Atlanta, Georgia, where he enjoys tennis, skiing, and photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880118330
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/12/1999
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

What People are Saying About This

Nnenna Lynch
Dan's book is a must-read for any serious athlete. In the forest of nutrition books, Nutrition for Serious Athletes is a guiding light. Dan's message is simple and straightforward-eat well and often. Yet he helps you understand why without getting too technical. Nutrition for Serious Athletes demystifies nutrition fads and supplements, helping the reader become an informed consumer.
— Nnenna J. Lynch Professional Runner 1997 World University Games 5,000-Meter Champion Three-time Member U.S. World Cross Country Team
Publisher
Throughout my gymnastics career, I have experienced many similar nutritional concerns that are addressed in Nutrition for Serious Athletes. Over the past four years, Dr. Dan has become my mentor and friend and has helped me become aware of the nutrition that my body needs to excel in my sport.
—Kassy Scharringhausen First Place, 1996 Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge Third Ranked Gymnast, 1998 Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team Member 1995-1998, National Group Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Member of the First Place National Group Rhythmic Team, 1998
Kelli B. Hill
I coach gymnastics; I am not a nutritionist. It is great to be able to refer my athletes to a guide steering them toward the sound nutritional habits it takes to be a winner!
— Kelli B. Hill Owner of Hill's Gymnastics Training Center Coach for Dominique Dawes (Winner of Bronze and Gold Olympic Medals)
John Rembao
Eating the right foods can make the difference between setting a personal best and falling short of the finish line. With all the nutrition companies trying to sell their latest formula, it's comforting to know exactly what works, and why. Follow Dr. Benardot's diet plans and you'll be peaking, not bonking. Awesome Book! This is a must-read for anyone trying to improve athletic performance. Dr. Benardot presents practical strategies for improving athletic performance. All of my athletes will be encouraged to read this book, not just to improve athletic performance, but also for improved lifelong health.
— John Rembao University of Texas Women's Cross Country Head Coach University of Texas Women's Assistant Track and Field Coach Three-time NCAA Division I Track and Field Champions

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Dr. Benardot's text, Nutrition for Serious Athletes, is essential for both the coach and the athlete. It lays out in clear and precise fashion what is required, with regard to nutrition, for athletic success. Crucial topics, for athletic success, that are comprehensively discussed, in Nutrition for Serious Athletes, include: proper nutrition, hydration, supplements, meals for anaerobic and aerobic activities, and timing of meals. What also adds to the immense value of this text is the massive index of food sources of essential nutrients located at the end of the book. If you want to achieve your best athletic results, i.e., to maximize and actualize your true athletic potential, then this text is for you. It will not only show you how to fuel your body for the particular athletic event you are training for and competing in, but it will also help you to understand why you should be fueling your body in that particular manner. All in all, this is an excellant text for the athlete, coach, or even the individual who just wants to have a clear understanding of proper nutrition.