349 pages | 28 B/W Illus.
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.
Topics discussed include:
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 effective and practical fashion, optimizing performance and maintaining health.
Introduction: The Role of the Training Table; Michael D. Roberts and Lem W. Taylor IV
Caloric Demands of Sport
Energy Demands: Sedentary versus Active Individuals; Julie Kresta
Energy Demands for Endurance Athletes; Ronald W. Mendel
Energy Demands for Strength-Power Athletes; Chris N. Poole and Colin D. Wilborn
Meal Planning for Athletes; Amanda Carlson-Phillips
Role of Individual Nutrients
Protein Needs of Athletes; Kristin Dugan and Colin D. Wilborn
Carbohydrate Needs of Athletes; Christopher J. Rasmussen
Fat Needs of Athletes; Jonathan M. Oliver, Michelle A. Mardock, and Justin P. Dobson
Micronutrient Needs of Athletes; Fanny Dufour and Lem W. Taylor IV
Fluid Needs of Athletes; Chad Kerksick
Other Training Table Considerations
Calorie Needs for Improving Body Composition; Vincent J. Dalbo and Michael D. Roberts
Calorie Needs for Inducing Muscle Hypertrophy; Michael D. Roberts
Nutrient Timing for Optimal Adaptation and Recovery; Brian D. Shelmadine, Paul M. La Bounty, and Kara A. Sample
Carbohydrates: What We Know about Low versus High Levels
for Athletes; Abbie E. Smith, Jose Antonio, and David H. Fukuda
Nutrition for the Aging Athlete; Thomas W. Buford, Matthew B. Cooke, and Jean L. Gutierrez