Sport and Exercise Nutrition / Edition 1

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Now widely adopted on courses throughout the world, the prestigious Nutrition Society Textbook series provides students with the scientific basics in nutrition in the context of a systems and disease approach rather than on a nutrient by nutrient basis. In addition books provide a means to enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition and to apply these throughout their training to foster critical thinking at all times. This NS Textbook on Sport and Exercise Nutrition has been written to cover the latest information on the science and practice of sport and exercise nutrition. A key concept behind this textbook is that it aims to combine the viewpoints of world leading nutrition experts from both academia/research and a practical stand point. Plus where necessary there are additional practitioner based authors to ensure theory is translated into practice for each chapter in the form of either 'practice tips' or 'information sheets' at the end of relevant chapters. The textbook in essence can be divided into three distinct but integrated parts:
• Part 1: covers the key components of the science that supports the practice of sport and exercise nutrition including comprehensive reviews on: nutrients both in general and as exercise fuels; exercise physiology; hydration, micronutrients; and supplements.
• Part 2: moves into focusing on specific nutrition strategies to support different types of training including: resistance; power/sprint; middle distance/speed endurance; endurance; technical/skill, team; and specific competition nutrition needs. The unique format of this textbook is that it breaks down nutrition support into training specific as opposed to the traditional sport specific support. This reflects the majority of current sport and exercise requirements of the need to undertake concurrent training and therefore facilitating targeted nutrition support to the different training components through the va

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"This is an excellent resource for readers interested in furthering their understanding of sport and exercise nutrition through a combined scientific and practical approach. It is well organized and does a great job of focusing on the key points, allowing readers to decide to what extent they would like to further their knowledge in a particular subdiscipline." (Doody's, 20 January 2012)
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Reviewer: Erik H Van Iterson, MS, MBio (University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: Part of the Nutrition Society Textbook series, this is a scientifically sound book that addresses nutrition in the context of fundamentally pertinent nutrients, clinical relevance, research, and application principles.
Purpose: The objective is to detail current theories and principles of sport and exercise nutrition supported with relevant peer-reviewed literature. It aims to address sport and exercise nutrition in the realm of performance in sport, scientific research, and in clinical settings through the expert voices of the field's leading scientists.
Audience: The primary audience is students, researchers, practitioners, and sport nutrition enthusiasts. Although well organized and easy to read, it is written at a level that assumes the reader has had at least an introductory level exposure to scientifically relevant material relating to exercise physiology, biochemistry, and human physiology.
Features: The book is carefully categorized into specific sections focusing on unique aspects of sport and exercise nutrition. Each section is authored by a leading exert in the field and is supported by the most current literature. The book addresses nutrition in the context of various types of exercise, in research settings, in clinical settings, and other practical issues that sport nutritionists encounter.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for readers interested in furthering their understanding of sport and exercise nutrition through a combined scientific and practical approach. It is well organized and does a great job of focusing on the key points, allowing readers to decide to what extent they would like to further their knowledge in a particular subdiscipline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444334685
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Nutrition Society Textbook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 950,092
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 3.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Series Foreword ix

Preface xi

1 Nutrient Basics 1
Adam L Collins, Penny J Hunking and Samantha J Stear

2 Exercise Physiology 16
Susan M Shirreffs

3 Exercise Biochemistry 20
Stuart DR Galloway

4 Carbohydrate 31
Asker Jeukendrup and Clyde Williams

5 Protein and Amino Acids 41
Peter WR Lemon

6 Fat Metabolism 51
Bente Kiens and John A Hawley

7 Fluids and Electrolytes 59
Susan M Shirreffs

8 Micronutrients 66
Vicki Deakin

9 Supplements and Ergogenic Aids 89
Hans Braun, Kevin Currell and Samantha J Stear

10 Nutrition for Weight and Resistance Training 120
Stuart M Phillips, Keith Baar and Nathan Lewis

11 Nutrition for Power and Sprint Training 134
Nicholas A Burd and Stuart M Phillips

12 Nutrition for Middle-Distance and Speed-Endurance Training 146
Trent Stellingwerff and Bethanie Allanson

13 Nutrition for Endurance and Ultra-Endurance Training 158
Andrew Bosch and Karlien M Smit

14 Nutrition for Technical and Skill-Based Training 173
Shelly Meltzer and Neil Hopkins

15 Nutrition for Disability Athletes 188
Jeanette Crosland and Elizabeth Broad

16 Competition Nutrition 200
Louise M Burke

17 Losing, Gaining and Making Weight for Athletes 210
Helen O'Connor and Gary Slater

18 Eating Disorders and Athletes 233
Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen and Ina Garthe

19 Bone Health 244
Charlotte (Barney) Sanborn, David L Nichols and Nancy M DiMarco

20 Nutrition and the Gastrointestinal Tract for Athletes 264
Jeni Pearce and John O Hunter

21 Immunity 281
Glen Davison and Richard J Simpson

22 Travel 304
Bronwen Lundy and Elizabeth Broad

23 Population Groups: I 316

Fiona Pelly

Female Athletes
Nanna L Meyer

Penny J Hunking

24 Population Groups: II 335

Ethnic Groups
Weileen Png

Vegetarian/Vegan Athletes
Wendy Martinson

The Injured Athlete: Surgery and Rehabilitation
Nicola Maffulli and Filippo Spiezia

25 Training and Competition Environments 357
Joanne L Fallowfield, Joseph DJ Layden and Adrian J Allsopp

Index 375

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