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Overview

As knowledge and practice of sports nutrition become increasingly sophisticated, there is new appreciation of the fact that basketball players, runners, gymnasts—all athletes—have different nutritional needs. Practical Sports Nutrition is the first text to provide detailed, sport-specific advice enabling you to approach individual athletes and teams with an understanding of their sport and unique nutritional needs.

Unlike other texts on the subject that get caught up with chemistry and science, this book provides information that is applied, practical, and useful. Nutrition expert Louise Burke engages readers with her easy writing style, and she explores a variety of popular sports—road cycling, swimming, sprinting, long-distance running, and many others. Each chapter offers a comprehensive review of competition, training, physique and physiology, lifestyle and culture, dietary surveys, sports foods and supplements—all tailored to the specific sport. Also included are discussions of issues and challenges arising in each sport that provide useful examples of how to successfully tackle sport-specific problems.

Athletes want to know that the person advising them understands their specific needs. With Practical Sports Nutrition, you will learn how to translate the latest ideas on nutrition into tailored recommendations on what athletes should eat before and after practices and competitions. More important, you will learn why those exact foods are beneficial to the athlete. Specific research cited in more than 200 pages of tables backs up the advice given on nutrition, food, supplements, and other topics, so you can feel confident the information is up to date and applicable in the real world.

Practical Sports Nutrition includes the following features:

-Chapters organized around specific sport categories

-Special elements that provide in-the-trenches insight and help you synthesize both practical issues and emerging research topics

-Chapter appendix that includes up-to-date and comprehensive meta-analysis tables for quick comparisons of key research studies
There is no better one-stop guide for dietitians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, or anyone who needs to know where and how principles of sports nutrition apply to the training and competition of athletes. Not only will you gain a thorough grasp of the specialized nutrition information needed in various sports and exercise activities, but you will also be able to give recommendations with confidence.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jamie A. Cooper, MS (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Description: This book addresses important nutritional obstacles or issues that arise in sports and provides the necessary information on how to deal with them. Nutritional information for training, precompetition, competition, and recovery from competition is provided based on current research.
Purpose: The purpose is to determine nutrition issues that arise in different sports that share similar lifestyle and physiological characteristics. Lifestyle and physiological characteristics are important factors to examine when determining proper nutrition for a given sport. This book provides scientific and research-based information that is essential for people interested in the field of sports nutrition.
Audience: According to the author, this is intended to provide nutritional information that can translate from the classroom to the field, court, or track. The book references and uses data from a number of research studies making it appropriate for a classroom or research setting, but is also written at a level that can be easily used by coaches and athletes in the sports that are covered.
Features: While the main focus of this book is on providing nutrition information for a variety of sports, it also addresses the physiological and cultural characteristics of each sport and how those impact proper nutrition for optimal performance. The book provides a comprehensive review of the current literature, which is summarized clearly in the appendix, and gives practical strategies for achieving nutrition goals in each sport category. Although it addresses many components of nutrition, it is not designed to be a supplement guide and does not address many of the ergogenic aids available today.
Assessment: This book provides detailed information about nutrition issues that all athletes face and how to deal with these issues to achieve one's sports nutrition goals for optimal performance. The sound nutritional advice is backed up by a comprehensive review of the literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736046954
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/19/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Burke, PhD, APD, FACSM, is a sports dietitian who has worked with elite athletes for more than 25 years. She is founder of the department of sports nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport and has served as head for the last 18 years. She was appointed dietitian to the Australian Olympic team for the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympic Games. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee Working Group on Nutrition and the Medical and Anti-Doping Commission of the International Association of Athletics Foundations.

Dr. Burke is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia, and Sports Dietitians Australia. An accredited practicing dietitian, she is an editor of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and is on the editorial board of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. She earned her PhD in 1990 from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Also, a former tri-athlete, Dr. Burke represented Australia in the Ironman Team Cup at the 1985 and 1986 Hawaii Ironman World Championships.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface

Chapter 1. An Overview of the Principles of Sports Nutrition

-Goals of Training Nutrition

-Goals of Competition Eating
Chapter 2. Approaching a Sport and its Nutrition Issues

-Identifying the Physiological Basis of Training and Competition

-Identifying the Athlete's Lifestyle Challenges and Cultural Factors
Chapter 3. Sport Foods and Supplements

-The Manufacture and Regulation of Sport Foods

-The Manufacture and Regulation of Sport Supplements

-Balancing the Pros and Cons Associated with Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 4. Road Cycling and Triathlons

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 5. Middle and Long Distance Running

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 6. Swimming and Rowing

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 7. Sprinting and Jumping

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 8. Field Sports

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 9. Court and Indoor Sports

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 10. Racquet Sports

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 11. Strength and Power Sports

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 12. Weight-Making Sports

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 13. Gymnastics

-Competition

-Training

-Physique and Physiology

-Lifestyle and Culture

-Dietary Surveys

-Nutritional Issues and Challenges

-Sport Foods and Supplements
Chapter 14. Nutrition for Winter Sports
Nanna L. Meyer, PhD and Susie Parker-Simmons, MS, RD

-Nordic Skiing

-Alpine Skiing

-Freestyle Skiing

-Snowboarding

-Speed Skating

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