Knowing the basic nutrition requirements and combining them with proper training are the two most important factors for athletes to achieve peak performance levels. Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance: The Training Table addresses these needs on a comprehensive basis from a training table perspective. Offering practical guidelines for practitioners and athletes, the book focuses on the key macronutrients that fuel daily metabolism and exercise training and explores differing needs for various athletes and their individual goals.
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Structuring a diet containing appropriate amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can be a daunting task. This text adequately addresses how athletes can do so in an effe
Introduction: The Role of the Training Table. Caloric Demands of Sport. Energy Demands: Sedentary versus Active Individuals. Energy Demands for Endurance Athletes. Energy Demands for Strength-Power Athletes. Meal Planning for Athletes. Role of Individual Nutrients. Protein Needs of Athletes. Carbohydrate Needs of Athletes. Fat Needs of Athletes. Micronutrient Needs of Athletes. Fluid Needs of Athletes. Other Training Table Considerations. Calorie Needs for Improving Body Composition. Calorie Needs for Inducing Muscle Hypertrophy. Nutrient Timing for Optimal Adaptation and Recovery. Carbohydrates: What We Know about Low versus High Levels for Athletes. Nutrition for the Aging Athlete. Index.