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Nutrition for the Recreational Athlete

1st Edition

By Catherine G. R. Jackson

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849379147
pub: 1995-02-06

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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?


The Relationship between Human Energy Transfer and Nutrition, C.G.R. Jackson and S. Simonson


Human Energy Transfer

Cellular Relationships


Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Endurance Athletes with an Emphasis on Swimming, J. Berning


Calculation of Energy Cost with the Example of Swimming

Training Diet

Training Nutrition


Special Nutrition Concerns

Evaluating Reliable Nutrition Information


Further Reading

Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Strength Athletes, J.S. Ruud and I. Wolinsky


Nutritional Profile of Strength Athletes

Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Athletes Who Cross Train, A.C. Snyder, R.S. Welsh, and R.J. Hanisch


Types of Cross Training Activities

Nutritional Needs of Cross Training


Nutritional Concerns for the Vegetarian Recreational Athlete, R.A. Ratzin



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


Further Information-Vegetarian Periodicals

Special Considerations for the Post-Heart Attack Recreational Athlete to Reduce Dietary Risks of Heart Disease, J. Anderson


Food Risk Factors

Nutrition Recommendations

Fluids, Hydration, and Performance Concerns of all Recreational Athletes, S.L. Frye


Importance of Water in the Body

Recommendations for Fluid Replacement


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?


About the Series

Nutrition in Exercise & Sport

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine