9780736087643

Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance

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  • ISBN13:

    9780736087643

  • ISBN10:

    0736087648

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-15
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Summary

Gain the ultimate advantage! Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance is your guide to consuming the right foods at the right time for optimal results in training or competition. Renowned sport nutritionists Heidi Skolnik and Andrea Chernus have worked alongside today's top athletes, including professional football players and elite marathoners. In Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance, they've combined the latest dietetic research with practical advice you can use to create a personalized action plan based on the needs of your body, your sport, and your goals. With guidelines specific to training and competition, as well as sample meal and snack plans, you'll see how certain nutrients in precise amounts at specific times can improve consistency of energy, speed recovery, increase the building effects of strength training, diminish muscle breakdown, improve immune function, and minimize your risk of injury. Whether you are a dedicated triathlete, high school pitcher, college swimmer, competitive powerlifter, or professional soccer player, Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance is your guide to peak athletic training and performance.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The Principlesp. 1
The Nutrient Timing Advantagep. 3
The Science Made Simplep. 9
The Nutrientsp. 21
Carbohydrates as the Primary Fuelp. 23
The Protein Profilep. 37
Smart Fat in the Dietp. 49
Essential Vitamins and Mineralsp. 61
The Role of Fluidsp. 73
The Supplement Factorp. 89
Fueling Strategies, Plans, and Menusp. 101
Timing Guidelines for Athletesp. 103
Strenght and Powerp. 125
Endurancep. 151
Stop and Gop. 177
Calculating Your Caloric Needsp. 199
Macronutrient Needs by Sportp. 205
Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Grams of Selected Foodsp. 206
Meal and Snack Ideasp. 209
Preexercise and Recovery Fuelp. 214
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 231
About the Authorsp. 237
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