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Nutrition for the Recreational Athlete



ISBN 9780849379147
Published February 6, 1995 by CRC Press
272 Pages

 
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Book Description

This exciting new book provides accurate and up-to-date information to both recreational athletes and to those persons who support athlete's nutritional practices. It is organized by activity rather than nutrient providing quicker and easier access to information. In addition to traditional strength and endurance activities, cross-training is analyzed for the first time, both as an exercise and for nutritional recommendations-information unavailable until now, although millions of people cross-train. Also for the first time, this book addresses the individual with cardiovascular disease as a recreational athlete. This chapter is particularly important to all Americans wishing to minimize disease risk from cardiovascular problems-problems that ultimately kill 50% of those who do not modify their lifestyles. A chapter on hydration includes information gleaned from U.S. Space Program research, and the vegetarian chapter puts all of the recommendations into one convenient place.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Competitive Versus Recreational Athletes: An American Recreational and Cultural Perspective, N.R. Van Dinter
Overview of Sports in American Culture
Competitive Athlete
Recreational Athletes
What is a Recreational Athlete?
Acknowledgments
The Relationship between Human Energy Transfer and Nutrition, C.G.R. Jackson and S. Simonson
Introduction
Human Energy Transfer
Cellular Relationships
Summary
Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Endurance Athletes with an Emphasis on Swimming, J. Berning
Introduction
Calculation of Energy Cost with the Example of Swimming
Training Diet
Training Nutrition
Traveling
Special Nutrition Concerns
Evaluating Reliable Nutrition Information
Summary
Further Reading
Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Strength Athletes, J.S. Ruud and I. Wolinsky
Introduction
Nutritional Profile of Strength Athletes
Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Athletes Who Cross Train, A.C. Snyder, R.S. Welsh, and R.J. Hanisch
Introduction
Types of Cross Training Activities
Nutritional Needs of Cross Training
Summary
Nutritional Concerns for the Vegetarian Recreational Athlete, R.A. Ratzin
Introduction
History
What Is and What Is Not a Vegetarian
Nutritional Status of Vegetarians
Vegetarian Athlete
How to Go about Eating a Healthy Meatless Diet
Dietary Considerations for the Vegetarian Recreational Athlete
Summary
Further Information-Vegetarian Periodicals
Special Considerations for the Post-Heart Attack Recreational Athlete to Reduce Dietary Risks of Heart Disease, J. Anderson
Introduction
Food Risk Factors
Nutrition Recommendations
Fluids, Hydration, and Performance Concerns of all Recreational Athletes, S.L. Frye
Introduction
Importance of Water in the Body
Recommendations for Fluid Replacement
Summary
Appendix A: Tables of Variables in Sports and Activities
Appendix B: ACSM Position Stand on Proper and Improper Weight Loss Programs
Appendix C: ACSM Position Stand on the Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness in Healthy Adults
Appendix D: ACSM Position Stand on Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Hypertension
Appendix E: ACSM Position Stand on the Use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Sports
Appendix F: ACSM Position Stand on Weight Loss in Wrestlers
Appendix G: ACSM Position Stand on Exercise for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
Appendix H: The New Label Format
Appendix I: The Food Guide Pyramid...What Is a Serving?
Index

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