NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Whether you work with fitness enthusiasts or competitive athletes, this resource will lead you through the key concepts of sport and exercise nutrition allowing you to assess an individual's nutrition status and develop customised nutrition plans. NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition provides valuable information and guidelines that address the nutrition needs for the broad range of clientele serviced by strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and sport dietitians.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Foods and Fluids for Training and Sport Performancep. 1
New Developments in Nutrition Researchp. 2
Topics in Nutrition and Performancep. 3
Professional Applicationsp. 9
Summary Pointsp. 10
Carbohydratep. 11
Types of Carbohydratep. 12
Carbohydrate Regulation in the Bodyp. 18
Carbohydrate and Performancep. 25
Professional Applicationsp. 30
Summary Pointsp. 31
Proteinp. 33
Protein in the Bodyp. 33
Types of Proteinp. 36
Protein and Performancep. 43
Professional Applicationsp. 46
Summary Pointsp. 47
Fatp. 49
Fat Digestion and Absorptionp. 49
Types of Fatp. 51
Dietary Fat and Performancep. 60
Professional Applicationsp. 67
Summary Pointsp. 69
Fluidsp. 71
Fluid Balance During Exercisep. 73
Measuring Hydration Statusp. 76
Hydration and Performancep. 77
Age-Related Fluid Needsp. 81
Professional Applicationsp. 84
Summary Pointsp. 85
Vitamins and Mineralsp. 87
Micronutrient Requirements for Athletesp. 90
Vitamins and Performancep. 92
Minerals and Performancep. 99
Professional Applicationsp. 106
Summary Pointsp. 108
Strength and Power Supplementsp. 109
Creatinep. 112
HMBp. 115
Protein and Amino Acidsp. 117
Beta-Alaninep. 121
Professional Applicationsp. 123
Summary Pointsp. 125
Aerobic Endurance Supplementsp. 127
Sport Drinks as Ergogenic Aidsp. 127
Amino Acids and Protein for Aerobic Endurance Athletesp. 131
High Molecular Weight Carbohydratesp. 136
Caffeinep. 138
Sodium Bicarbonate and Citratep. 141
Professional Applicationsp. 142
Summary Pointsp. 146
Nutrient Timingp. 149
Nutrient Timing and Aerobic Endurance Performancep. 150
Nutrient Intake and Recoveryp. 161
Nutrient Timing, Resistance Training, and Strength and Power Performancep. 165
Professional Applicationsp. 176
Summary Pointsp. 181
Energy Expenditure and Body Compositionp. 183
Energy Balancep. 184
Hypocaloric Dietsp. 186
Hypercaloric Dietsp. 194
Sport Supplements to Improve Body Compositionp. 197
Professional Applicationsp. 200
Summary Pointsp. 201
Nutritional Needs Analysisp. 203
Measuring Body Compositionp. 203
Recording and Analyzing Food Intakep. 209
Professional Applicationsp. 215
Summary Pointsp. 218
Consultation and Development of Athlete Plansp. 223
Providing Nutrition Knowledgep. 224
Maintaining Confidentialityp. 226
Developing the Athlete's Nutrition Planp. 229
Eating Disorders and Disordered Eatingp. 240
Female Athlete Triadp. 244
Professional Applicationsp. 245
Summary Pointsp. 246
Referencesp. 249
Indexp. 301
About the Editorsp. 309
Contributorsp. 311
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