Ultimate Sports Nutritionby Frederick C. Hatfield
In an age when the winning edge is measured in milliseconds, athletes must apply every resource to gain that edge. Ultimate Sports Nutrition offers state-of-the-art methods of diet and supplementation for achieving super fitness and peak athletic performance. Nutrition and fitness expert Dr. Fred Hatfield not only gives the latest advancements in nutritional sciences but tells you how to implement them into a total nutritional program that can drastically improve both strength and endurance. More importantly, he explainsin layman's terms, perhaps for the first timehow to enhance chemical interactions to achieve superior performance capabilities, carrying the reader light years beyond Durk Pearson's formula for "life extension" into the realm of life enhancement. Interspersed with graphics, charts, and anecdotes from top athletes and coaches, this book details guidelines for gaining weight, losing weight, improving muscle-to-fat ratio, and eating and supplementing during the season, off-season, and preseason. While keeping in mind the specifics of each sport and its physical demands, Hatfield discusses it allfrom amino acids to energy enhancers, from herbs to metabolic activators to effective Soviet formulasgiving today's athlete the ultimate in peak performance. Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield, author of the bestselling Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach, has written more than 15 books on training, conditioning, nutrition, and bodybuilding.
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I bought this book to get simple and to the point information on how to put up a healthy and efficient nutrition plan for bodybuilding and martial art purposes. This book failed to deliver. The book had very simple (I mean EXTREMELY simple) definitions of what protein, carbs and lipids are, but nothing more about them. Then it briefly described vitamins and minerals. That's all ok, but does it help yet? No it doesn't. When it comes down to figuring what to eat and how much, you can throw this book out the window. How much wegetables? How much fruit, what kind? You're on your own. The book then goes on to describe the 'ultimate' supplementation plan. Amino Acids ok. Then you get a whole chapter on Bee Polen(!) and many chapters on other not so usefull stuff that nobody would buy today. The stuff mentioned in this part of the book is just so outdated and mostly obsolete that it is sad and disturbing stuff to even read. The book has not been updated for creatine, vanadyl, MRPs or anything from the nineties. In the end of the book, there are three chapters on weight management (gaining, losing, peaking for competition). The gaining chapter is too simple, 'eat more'. That's about it. The weight loss chapter is not much better (but a little bit yes). I think the third chapter may actually help some competitive bodybuilders, but I haven't tried it. Last part of the book is a collection of some food recipes. I didn't find much of interest there. I found this book to be a major disappointment and mostly waste of money. Unless you have no idea whatsoever about what carbs, protein and lipids are in the most basic sense, you are better off with some other book.