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Nutrition Periodization for Athletes: Taking Traditional Sports Nutrition to the Next Level

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Bypassing the traditional belief that the nutritional element is only important around the time of athletic competition, this “new school” approach highlights the benefits that a year-round, periodized nutrition plan can bring. A variety of training cycles are outlined, accompanied by specific physiological goals such as increasing endurance, speed, strength, and power and improving technique, tactics, and economy. Covering every sport from football and golf to track and field and martial arts, ...

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Overview

Bypassing the traditional belief that the nutritional element is only important around the time of athletic competition, this “new school” approach highlights the benefits that a year-round, periodized nutrition plan can bring. A variety of training cycles are outlined, accompanied by specific physiological goals such as increasing endurance, speed, strength, and power and improving technique, tactics, and economy. Covering every sport from football and golf to track and field and martial arts, this guide addresses the true needs of athletes who are training and competing on a consistent basis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933503653
  • Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 269,944
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSCS, is a practicing sports dietitian who specializes in working with endurance athletes. He has been a competitive endurance athlete for more than 15 years and has competed in all types and distances of endurance sports, including five Ironman races. He is a professional endurance coach and is the owner and operator of ATP Coaching, which provides coaching and sports nutrition services to endurance sport athletes of all ages and abilities. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Energy Systems and Physical Periodization 7

Energy Systems 7

Physical Periodization 9

History of Periodization 11

Proactive vs. Reactive Periodization 15

Overtraining (Underrecovery) and Injury 17

Signs of Overtraining 18

2 Nutrients for Life 21

The Six Essential Nutrients 21

Digestion Basics 22

Carbohydrates 28

Types of Carbohydrates 29

Fiber 39

Protein 41

Fat 50

Dietary Reference Intakes Definitions 60

Summary 69

3 Nutrition Periodization 71

The Important Role of Nutrition 72

Periodization and Nutrition Planning 76

Athlete Differences 76

Macrocycle Nutrition Guidelines 79

Mesocycle and Microcycle Nutrition Guidelines 85

Daily Nutrition for the Pre-season: Qualitative Recommendations 92

The FuelTarget™ 92

The Periodization Plates™ 98

Training Nutrition for the Pre-season 100

Training Nutrition for the Competition Season 116

The Periodization Plates™ 132

Training Nutrition for the Off-Season 133

Putting Nutrition Periodization to the Test 134

Summary 138

4 Successful Weight Management 139

A Different Approach 142

Behavior Change 142

Support System 150

Weight-Management Steps 153

Step 3: Use Quantitative Methods But Wisely 167

Summary 186

5 Nutrition Supplementation 187

The Nutrition Supplements Market 187

Supplement Regulation 188

Supplement Contamination 192

What to Look for and What to Avoid 195

Nutrition Supplements for Athletes 197

Other Things to Consider 207

Summary 230

6 Special Considerations for the Endurance Athlete 231

Dehydration 231

Immune System Depression 240

Vegetarianism 242

Travel Nutrition 245

Inflammation 248

Iron Deficiency Anemia 253

Summary 260

Bibliography 261

Index 273

About the Author 293

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    A must have and read for anyone involved in athletics. Makes perfect sense; eating to fuel your performamce and how it changes/the body requires different caloric nutrients during different phases of the training cycle.

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