Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals / Edition 4

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The newest edition of this classic reference has been thoroughly re-designed to deliver the essential information health and fitness professionals need in order to work with athletes of all ages and proficiency levels. Topics are represented in four sections: Sports Nutrition Basics, Screening and Assessment, Sports Nutrition Across the Life Cycle and Sport Specific Guidelines. The "At-A-Glance" feature provides sport-specific information for 18 sports.
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Reviewer: Marcine H Braun, BS, RD (University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This examination of the role of nutrition in performance is useful as a reference and as a comprehensive overview. The manual covers sports nutrition basics (such as physiology of exercise, nutrients, supplements and ergogenic aids), nutrition screening and assessment (an unexpected, but important inclusion), sports nutrition across the life cycle (beyond age/stage, it also focuses on college athletes, elite athletes, vegetarian athletes, and disordered eating, management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and finally, sport-specific guidelines.
Purpose: This book provides professionals in sports nutrition with a framework for providing dietary recommendations to athletes and it provides the scientific basis to support those recommendations. This is clearly important in a field where the lines are often blurred between hearsay and fact and where strong nutrition leadership is often missing.
Audience: The editor has assembled a group of experts in specific areas of sports nutrition to review current literature and synthesize the results into practical recommendations. The book functions as an ideal office reference for professionals involved with health/fitness/sports or as a text for undergraduate courses in sports nutrition or exercise science.
Features: The manual is comprehensive in its coverage of the field. Particularly helpful is the section on nutrition screening and assessment, which integrates the roles of all members of the team (dietitian, physician, trainer, coach). However, with different contributors for each section, what is missing is a clear philosophy on evaluating body composition, creating a plan for modifying body composition, and finally educating and monitoring the athlete. The section on eating disorders provides only a very brief review of the topic with few recommendations for counseling the eating disordered athlete.
Assessment: This fourth edition is welcome as it provides necessary updates in this rapidly changing field. Even after many years of practice, I found the book filled gaps in my knowledge of exercise and sport.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880914116
  • Publisher: Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 547
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Sports Nutrition Basics
Chapter 1: Physiology of Anaerobic and Aerobic Exercise
Chapter 2: Carbohydrate and Exercise
Chapter 3: Protein and Exercise
Chapter 4: Dietary Fat and Exercise
Chapter 5: Vitamins, Minerals and Exercise
Chapter 6: Fluid, Electrolytes and Exercise
Chapter 7: Dietary Supplements and Ergogenic Acids
Section 2: Sports Nutrition Screening and Assessment
Chapter 8: Health Screening and Dietary Assessment
Chapter 9: Physical Fitness Assessment and Prescription  
Chapter 10: Assessment of Body Size and Composition  
Chapter 11: Energy Balance and Weight Management
Section 3: Sports Nutrition Across the Life Cycle
Chapter 12: Child and Adolescent Athletes
Chapter 13: College Athletes
Chapter 14: Masters Athletes
Chapter 15: Elite Athletes
Chapter 16: Vegetarian Athletes
Chapter 17: Pregnancy and Exercise
Chapter 18: Disordered Eating in Athletes
Chapter 19: Management of Diabetes and Exercise
Chapter 20: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management

Section 4: Sports-specific Nutrition Guidelines
Chapter 21: Nutrition for Very High-intensity Sports
Chapter 22: Nutrition for High-intensity, Short Duration Sports
Chapter 23: Nutrition for Intermittent, High-intensity Sports
Chapter 24: Nutrition for Endurance Sports
Chapter 25: Nutrition for Weight-restricted and Body-focused Sports
Chapter 26: Nutrition for Low-endurance, Precision Sports  
At aGlance:
Endurance and Ultra-endurance Sports
Field Events
Figure Skating
Ice Hockey
Martial Arts
Rowing (Crew)
Track Events  

Appendix A: Dietary Reference Intakes
Appendix B: Body Mass Index at Specific Heights and Weights
Appendix C: Calculating the Energy Cost of Physical Activity Using Metabolic Equivalents
Appendix D: Clinical Eating Disorder Criteria
Appendix E: Selected Sports Nutrition-Related Position Papers
Appendix F: Sports Nutrition-Related Web Sites
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