Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science. Sports Nutrition. Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine

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  • Book
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, Sports Nutrition is the latest volume in the Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series. A stand–alone text, this book is also a practical supplement to the recently published Nutrition in Sport (Volume VII of the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine).

Sports Nutrition provides an up–to–date summary of the science and practice of sports nutrition. Focusing on the different aspects of nutrition related to sports, the book is divided into three sections: the first deals with issues related to training; the second to the nutritional challenges of competition and the final section deals with the practical side, looking at ways in which scientific knowledge can be translated into eating strategies and choices.

Sports Nutrition is an essential reference on all aspects of sports nutrition for the team coach, athletic trainer and allied health professional working with athletes and sports teams, and the knowledgeable athlete.

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List of contributors, vi

Forewords by the IOC, viii

Preface, ix

Part 1 Nutrition needs for training

1 Exercise and energy demands, 3

2 Fuels used in exercise: carbohydrate and fat, 15

3 Protein and amino acid requirements of athletes, 26

4 Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals, 35

5 Fluids and electrolytes, 51

6 Alcohol and sport, 64

Part 2 Nutrition for competition

7 Preparation for competition, 75

8 Eating and drinking during exercise, 84

9 Post–event recovery, 93

Part 3 Practical sports nutrition

10 Assessing nutritional status and needs, 107

11 Changing size and body composition, 118

12 Dietary supplements and ergogenic aids, 129

13 Practical strategies to meet nutrition goals, 147

14 Eating well while traveling, 154

15 Strategies for special populations, 161

16 Strategies for special environments: heat, 173

Index, 183

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Ronald J. Maughan
Louise M. Burke
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