In order to achieve and maintain peak performance, high-level athletes require the right nutrition at the right time. Nutrition for Elite Athletesprovides a comprehensive overview of the latest research on the nutritional requirements of athletes at the top of their game.
Since researchers, clinicians, and graduate students work with certain populations of athletes, such as endurance athletes, and not single nutrients or metabolic systems, this book arranges topics by 1) athletic population and 2) nutrition /exercise interactions that reach across athletic sub‐populations (such as recovery nutrition), instead of by nutrients or metabolic system.
Bringing together the contributions of well-known experts from around the world, the book identifies the nutritional needs of endurance athletes, strength power athletes, team sport athletes, and weight class/aesthetic sport athletes. In addition to coverage of recovery nutrition and energy balance, the book:
The book assumes an understanding of the terms discussed in introductory nutrition courses as well as an understanding of metabolic systems concepts taught in undergraduate nutrition and exercise physiology courses. By doing so, the authors are able to get right into detailing the nutritional needs of elite athletes.
In addition to its appeal for dieticians, researchers, and clinicians working with elite athletes, this book is suitable for use as a textbook for upper-level exercise nutrition and metabolism courses.
Foundations of Energy Metabolism
Adam M. Persky, PhD, FACSM and Anne E. Eudy, PharmD
Nutrition for Endurance Athletes
Antonio Herbert Lancha, PhD, Luciana Oquendo Pereira Lancha,PhD, RD, Patrícia Lopes Campos-Ferraz, PhD, and Rodrigo Branco Ferraz, MSc
Dietary Supplements for Endurance Athletes
Melvin H. Williams, PhD, FACSM
Nutrition for Strength Power Athletes
Caoileann H. Murphy, MSc, RD and Stuart M. Phillips, PhD, FACSM, FACN
Dietary Supplements for Strength Power Athletes
Eric S. Rawson, PhD, FACSM, Charles E. Brightbill, MS, and Cortney N. Steele, MS
Nutrition and Dietary Supplements for Team Sport Athletes
Louise Burke, OAM, PhD, APD, FACSM
Nutrition and Dietary Supplements for Aesthetic and Weight-Class Sport Athletes
Jennifer Burris, MS, RD, CSG, CNSC, CSSD, CDE, and Kathleen Woolf, PhD, RD, FACSM
Dietary Supplement (and Food) Safety for Athletes
Ronald J. Maughan, PhD, FACSM
Drug, Nutrient, and Exercise Interactions
Adam M. Persky, PhD, FACSM, Mariana Lucena, PharmD Candidate, and Jayme Hostetter, PharmD Candidate
Nutrition, Exercise, and Immunology
Mary P. Miles, PhD, FACSM
Hydration for High-Level Athletes
Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, Lawrence E. Armstrong, PhD, FACSM, Mathew S. Ganio, PhD, Stavros A. Kavouras, PhD, FACSM, Rebecca L. Stearns, PhD, ATC, and Jonathan E. Wingo, PhD
Minerals and Athletic Performance
Rachel C. Kelley, MS and Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM