1st Edition

Nutrition and the Strength Athlete

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ISBN 9780849381980
Published November 21, 2000 by CRC Press
328 Pages

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Book Description

Both strength training and weight training are recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as vital to a high quality of life. They are also of tremendous benefit to young, healthy adults and adults with or at risk for osteoporosis. Most information on nutrition and strength athletes, however, is scattered throughout pamphlet-type publications and magazines and tends to be written by individuals with little or no professional training in the field of nutrition.

Nutrition and the Strength Athlete is an authoritative, scientifically based text that addresses virtually every aspect of nutrition as it pertains to the strength athlete. The book begins with an extensive review of the parameters defining resistance training. Subsequent chapters cover areas of interest to those who participate in resistance training, such as energy-yielding nutrients, vitamins and minerals, dietary supplements, hormones, hydration, and nutritional considerations to support the immune system . The book concludes with nutritional concerns for women who resistance train and strength athletes who play tennis.

This definitive work discusses the following:

  • An overview of studies done on weight training
  • Anabolic / androgenic steroid use
  • Traditional nutritional and energy requirements and the most recent findings on supplementation - including vitamin, amino acid, and phosphagen supplements
  • Various classes of strength-trained athletes and the regimens of strength training

    Each chapter is written by an experienced and highly regarded researcher and/or practitioner in the respective area. In fact, all of the authors participate in strength training as part of their lifestyle, making this book unique in its approach to Nutrition and the Strength Athlete.
  • Table of Contents

    Basic Principles of Resistance Training, William J. Kramer, Nicholas A. Ratamess, and Martyn R. Rubin
    General Nutritional Considerations for Strength Athletes, Jeff S. Volek
    Energy Yielding Nutrients for the Resistive Trained Athlete, Jacobo O. Morales Ero
    Vitamin and Mineral Considerations for Strength Training, Catherine G. Ratzin Jackson
    Trace Minerals, Emily M. Haymes and Keith C. DeRuisseau
    Dietary Supplements and Strength Trained Athletes, Tausha Robinson
    Overview of Anabolic/Androgenic Hormones and Strength, M. Brian Wallace
    Creatine Supplementation and the Strength Athlete, Jeff S. Volek
    Supporting the Immune System: Nutritional Considerations for the Strength Athlete, Shawn R. Simonson
    Hydration and the Strength Athlete, Michael G. Coles
    Nutritional Concerns of Women Who Resistance Train, Ann C. Snyder
    Nutritional Concerns of Strength Athletes with an Emphasis on Tennis, Tracey A. Richers

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    Catherine G. Ratzin Jackson, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., is professor and chair of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. She received her B.A. degree in chemistry and physics and her M.A. in chemistry from Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. Her Ph.D. in exercise physiology was from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As part of her Ph.D. training she attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver. Dr. Jackson has served in research and teaching positions in higher education for the last 18 years. She has also conducted basic research into long-term spaceflight by means of faculty fellowships at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, through the NASA/ASEE program at Stanford University, Stanford, California, and was a NASA/JOVE fellow., Dr. Jackson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), twice a former President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ACSM, and has served the College on national committees. Other avocations have included the presidency of the Western States Association of Faculty Governance and 18 years as a competitor in the sport of fencing. She was twice the State of Colorado Womens' Champion. She was also trained in management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts., Dr. Jackson is a frequent contributor to the CRC Series on Nutrition in Exercise and Sport. Her first book, published by CRC Press, was Nutrition for the Recreational Athlete.