Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise / Edition 1

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In the ever-growing field of sports nutrition and nutritional supplementation, it is imperative to have a comprehensive and extensive guide, which is exactly what Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise provides. The editors and authors have skillfully structured their research and findings to deliver an accessible wealth of knowledge to the general population, while also maintaining academic and professional integrity through quality-based and advanced scientific research. This material renders it useful in the professional environment by sports nutritionists, exercise physiologists, strength and conditioning/personal trainers, athletic trainers, registered dietitians, college/professional sports affiliates, and academic programs. Not only does Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise significantly cover the physical aspects of supplement usage, but it also expands its breadth as it notes the psychological effects upon users and discusses its various governmental regulations, and attempts to understand the future of nutritional supplements as the industry continues its likely growth. Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise covers a timely subject, and offers interested readers knowledgeable insight into a rising industry plagued by concerns and question. Implements current science-based options related to sport nutrition and supplements, Establishing the nutrient dense dietary foundation first and foremost, Supplies specialized nutritional diets, supplements, and strategies, Behavioral approaches regarding nutritional ingestion and exercise adherence, Offers current and future trends of the nutritional supplement game, Provides cutting edge nutritional guidelinesfor exercise and athletic populations, Presents individualized nutritional strategies based on select training intensities.
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Reviewer: Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
Description: This overview of the role of supplements in sports performance and enhancement focuses on food first, but really describes how supplements can fit into an individual's active lifestyle, whether a recreational or highly competitive athlete. It also goes into detail about how supplement laws came into effect and how those laws can help guide an individual to make the best choices in what supplements to take. It teaches readers how to be savvy consumers and how to properly educate themselves on what is a safe supplement, what is actually necessary for improved performance, and how food can assist supplements in achieving the desired goals.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide detailed analysis of nutritional supplementation supported by, whenever possible, replicated scientific research regarding sports and exercise performance. There are many myths and misconceptions about what nutritional supplementation is and how those supplements are really meant to be used, and this book is needed because so many people are trying to find that extra edge. The book meets the objectives well, with discussions of supplements supported by appropriate, current, and up-to-date research.
Audience: According to the authors, the audience includes sports nutritionists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and health practitioners. The book would be a great resource for any health professional who works with active individuals on a regular basis. An additional audience may be individuals who are active at many different levels and who regularly choose nutritional supplements to enhance performance. However, although some readers could grasp the concepts, most will not take the time to read the way they should to really understand what the book is trying to accomplish. The authors are experienced in the field of sports nutrition and nutritional supplements.
Features: The book covers the supplement laws and how they affect the standards of nutritional supplements that we see on store shelves every day. It also discusses the importance of food as fuel and how supplements can work together with food to improve performance. It breaks down the use of supplements for everyone from distance/endurance athletes and body builders to those trying to lose weight and weekend warriors. The topic that receives the most attention is nutritional supplement combinations and their role with food. One of the best features of the book is the way the authors cite research to prove or disprove claims made for certain supplements. In addition, many of the authors have written books about the topics/chapters they have contributed to this book. In fact, the most unique feature of this book is the list of contributors. It is essential that those in the field of sports nutrition and supplementation come together and create a well written book that highlights these important aspects of sports performance. The quality of the book is apparent in the way the authors focus on food as the primary source of supplementation and discuss issues athletes might have with contamination. The only shortcoming is that the book does get a little repetitive at some points.
Assessment: This high quality book can be read and understood by many different people in the health professions and those who are very interested in their own supplementation strategies. This book will be very useful to me in my profession as I encounter questions regarding nutritional supplements on a daily basis. It teaches readers how to self-educate and how to identify false and misleading claims, something I have not seen in any other books. It is also better than others in the field because it does not go into such depth that readers get lost, but it does provide more detail than just the basics of nutritional supplements. This book can complement many nutritional strategies and many other sports nutrition books and should be in the library of any health professionals who work with the active population.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617378348
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents


About the Editors and Authors

Part I. The Industrial Nature of the Supplement Game

The Effect of Government Regulation on the Evolution of Sports Nutrition

Rick Collins Esq., J.D. & Douglas Kalman PhD, RD

The Psychology of Supplementation in Sport and Exercise: Motivational Antecedents and Biobehavioral Outcomes

Rafer Lutz PhD, Shawn Arent PhD, CSCS

Part II. The Nutritional Basics First

The Role of Nutritional Supplements Complementing Nutrient Dense Diets: General Versus Sport/Exercise Specific Dietary Guidelines Related To Energy Expenditure

Susan Kleiner PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN & Mike Greenwood PhD, FISSN, FNSCA, FACSM, CSCS *D

Macronutrient Intake for Physical Activity

Thomas Buford MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Essential and Nonessential Micronutrients and Sport

Kristen M. Beavers MS, RD, ACSM-CPT & Monika C. Serra MS, RD, ATC

Fluid Regulation for Life and Human Performance

Allyn Byars PhD, CSCS

Part III. Specialized Nutritional Supplements and Strategies

Muscle Mass & Weight Gaining Nutritional Supplements

Bill Campbell Ph.D, FISSN, CSCS

Weight Loss Nutritional Supplements

Joan M. Eckerson, Ph.D., FACSM

Effective Nutritional Supplement Combinations

Matt Cooke PhD. and Paul J Cribb PhD. CSCS

Nutritional Supplements for Strength Power Athletes

Colin Wilborn PhD, CSCS, ATC

Nutritional Supplements for Endurance Athletes

Christopher J. Rasmussen MS, CSCS

Nutritional Supplements to Enhance Recovery
Tim N. Ziegenfuss, PhD, FISSN, CSCS, Jamie Landis, MD, PhD, CSCS, and Mike Greenwood PhD, FISSN, FNSCA, CSCS

Nutritional Supplementation and Meal Timing

Jim Farris PT, PhD

Part IV. The Present & Future Directions of Nutritional Supplements

Future Trends: Nutritional Supplements in Sports & Exercise

Marie Spano, MS, RD & Jose Antonio, PhD

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