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The Athlete’s Gut is an in-depth look at a system that plagues many athletes. This guide offers a much-needed resource for troubleshooting GI problems.
The majority of endurance athletes suffer from some kind of gut problem during training and competition. Symptoms like nausea, cramping, bloating, side stitches, and the need to defecate can negatively impact an athlete’s performance. Why are gut problems so common during exercise? And what can athletes do to prevent and manage gut symptoms that occur during training and competition?
The Athlete’s Gut makes sense of the complicated gastrointestinal tract and offers solutions to the tummy troubles that keep athletes from enjoying and excelling in their sport. Written by Patrick Wilson, professor of exercise science and registered dietitian, this gut guide for athletes combines the latest research on exercise and the gut with humorous descriptions and relatable stories. Athletes will better understand the inner workings of their own gut and will be equipped to make the needed changes to diet and exercise to performand feelbetter.
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About the Author
Patrick Wilson, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University and has published 35 original peer-reviewed scientific articles primarily focused on the relationship between gastrointestinal conditions, diet, nutrition, and exercise. He is a registered dietitian and has a PhD in exercise physiology. He continues to teach while serving as Director at the ODU Human Performance Lab, a fitness-testing and exercise-science research facility.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Gut Function and the Effects of Exercise
Chapter 1: Gut Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 2: The Origins of Gut Symptoms
Part 2: Nutrition and the Athlete’s Gut
Chapter 3: Energy
Chapter 4: Carbohydrate
Chapter 5: Fat
Chapter 6: Protein
Chapter 7: Fluid and Hydration
Chapter 8: Sodium
Chapter 9: Training the Gut
Chapter 10: Dietary Supplements
Part 3: Psychology and the Athlete’s Gut
Chapter 11: Stress and Anxiety
Chapter 12: Stress and Anxiety Management
Appendix A: Gastrointestinal Disorders
Appendix B: Medications Affecting the Gut
About the Author