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From the coach of several of the world's greatest athletes comes a revolutionary eating plan for all active peoplefrom weekend warriors to elite competitors to those just trying to lose a few pounds and be more fit.
-The truth and consequences of low-carb diets for athletes
-Chris Carmichael's step-by-step method to match your nutrition to your activity level for better workouts and fewer excess calories
-The best sources of clean-buring fuel for your healthy and active lifestyle
-Which supplements work and which just waste your money
-Specific recommendations for teenage, female, and older athletes
-The complete Carmichael Nutrition Program, which has carried many top athletes to victory
-The ease and benefits of dozens of quick-to-prepare, power-packed recipes
Everything you need to know about food and fitness is outlined in this easy-to-follow, remarkably effective nutritional program. Get on boardonce you eat right and train right, there will be noyhting to stop you.
Includes original Carmichael Training System Recipes.
"Not only has Chris put together a great read for adults, but any parents reading it can relay the information to their children to get them on the right track early."—Brandi Chastain, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.78(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.94(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Chris Carmichael is an endurance coach and adviser to Olympic athletes and teams around the world. He is Lance Armstrong's personal coach, as well as coach to athletes of all levels. During 1997 and 1998, Chris dedicated his time and talents to shaping Lance Armstrong's return from cancer to professional racing. In 1999, he founded Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) to bring quality coaching to elite athletes and active people alike.
"I would not be a six-time Tour de France champion without [Chris Carmichael]." —Lance Armstrong
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Over the years I have invested in many books on nutrition and fitness, but this is the first one that truly addresses my situation. I exercise regularly, but training and working out doesn¿t rule my life. I am not fat and I don¿t need a diet book, I need a nutrition book. I need a better understanding of what foods are best for my body based on my level of activity. What¿s more, I need to know why. I like the sections on carbohydrates, how they¿re used, and why I need them. As Chris says, low-carb diets are meant for some people, but not for my lifestyle. Carmichael¿s view of food as fuel was really helpful, as was the idea that exercise should be aimed at gaining fitness and not just merely burning calories. The book also gave structure and meaning to the ways my eating habits change during the year; now I see why I do and should eat more when I¿m running more in the summer. Likewise, it¿s great to have a plan for reducing calories in the fall and winter, when I¿m not running as much. The book gives the information behind its assertions, and it¿s readable and easy to understand instead of being overly technical.
This book is NOT for people just getting into nutrition. It is GREAT for those who already have a decent base knowledge. Awesome for those needing more specific help getting the right amount of calories from the correct nutritional sources.
Carmichael is Lance Armstrong's coach of many years, as well as other excellent atheletes. How can you not want to read his book about fitness and food? Well, this book was even more than I expected. He explains how to break the training-exercising year into 4 main sections devoted to foundation work, preparation, specialization, and transition. He then subdivides these into 4-week blocks, and then 7 day blocks. He explains how food needs are related to how you are training, and explains about the important differences between carbs, fats, and protiens. (By the way, he says that low-carbing is NOT for the athelete!) He even includes various shopping, cooking, supplementation, and eating-on-the-go ideas. Older, younger, men, and women atheletes are given special consideration too. This is likely to be one of THE BOOKS on fitness and nutrition-food. Exceptional and Highly recommended!