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From the Publisher"… provides a complete and thorough examination of the nutritional status and physical assessments needed to ensure optimal athletic performance. Experts in the fields of nutrition, physiology, and fitness have contributed to an in-depth coverage of the nutritional assessments and basic requirements and recommendations for athletes that includes timely information regarding fat, minerals, vitamins, supplements, sports drinks, and protein consumption. This information is combined with sections that deal with the physical assessment of the athlete, including hydration status, body composition assessment, and energy expenditure, as well as the assessment of the athlete from a clinical perspective. A must read for athletes of all levels and coaches, trainers, and physicians who assess the physical and nutritional status of their patients."
—Michael G. Bemben, Ph.D., Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Oklahoma
"Sports at all levels have become fiercely competitive, primarily because the rewards for winning continue stretching into previously unimaginable economic territories. Giving athletes the necessary edge to compete, now requires sophisticated nutrition and exercise protocols making the individual nutritional assessment process more important than ever in order to deliver ideal nutrition versus adequate. … a must have for all sports performance practitioners whether working with recreational or elite athletes. … thorough up-to-date content spans the nutritional assessment spectrum from the simple, practical and economical processes to the most sophisticated clinical assessment procedures demanded by world class athletes and their organizations."
—Neal Spruce, founder and CEO, dotFIT Worldwide
"… a welcome second edition. … a great up-to-date reference. … full of facts and scientific data on nutritional assessment, nutritional needs of the professional and recreational athletes. There are step-by-step instructions and methods on determining what food items are needed for various tissue functions. … very instructive. Each chapter is written by leading authorities in that area. The chapters are balanced with scientific and practical information so they are easy to read and understand. … useful for nutritional scientists, biochemists, physicians, dietitians, trainers and athletes. … contains a wealth of information making it a perfect text for teaching nutrition and sports or sports medicine."
—Kimberlee Michals Matalon Ph.D., R.D., Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston
Praise for the First Edition
"…a comprehensive, well-written, and well-referenced text that would be a valuable addition to the library of both the sports nutrition practitioner and researcher."
—Journal of the American Dietetic Association
"It represents a great asset to those involved in the profession, and represents a bridge-builder between disciplines."
—European Journal of Lipid Science & Technology
"A strength of this book is its organization, where it combines coverage of the functions and controls of adipose tissue at the cellular level with reviews of the research on the effects of aerobic exercise on adipose mass. With the current interdisciplinary focus on treating obesity, practitioners and students in exercise physiology, nutrition and medicine will benefit from this book."
—Anthony Wilcox, Ph.D., Oregon State University, for divine, inc. (Formerly Doody Publishing)