Performance Nutrition

Performance Nutrition

by Kevin Currell


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Starting with the end in mind, each chapter in this book takes the reader from the science through to the practical application, making the science of sports nutrition accessible. It shows how nutrition can be used to reduce the risk of injury and illness for athletes, maximize strength gains in the gym, adapt effectively to endurance training, minimize the negative effects of concurrent training, improve competition performance (whether for soccer or for the Tour de France), and finally, lose weight safely and effectively to maximize performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785002229
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kevin Currell is Head of Performance Nutrition at the English Institute of Sport. He has supported athletes, including the British Athletics Team, British Triathlon, GB Canoeing, and GB Short Track through five Olympic Games.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Preventing Illness 9

2 Nutrition for Injury 22

3 Using Nutrition to Maximize Adaptation to Strength Training 34

4 Concurrent Training and Buffer Capacity 50

5 Maximizing the Adaptations to Endurance Training 60

6 Nutrition and the Brain 76

7 Endurance Events Lasting More Than One Hour 86

8 Events Lasting Less Than One Hour and with Multiple Rounds 106

9 Improving Team Sport Performance 118

10 Weight Management 129

Index 142

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