Exercise by itself tears down the body. To rebuild that body so that it expresses greater strength, endurance, and speed, requires sound nutritional practices based on fact rather than fad. Those practices must also recognize that specific needs vary greatly according to age, gender, and intensity of exercise.
Sports Nutrition: Energy Metabolism and Exercise offers a cutting-edge investigation of energy metabolism and exercise in relation to sports nutrition. Edited by the team of Ira Wolinsky and Judy Driskell, who continue to build on their reputation as leading experts on sports-nutrition, and written by researchers qualified for the task, this myth-busting work presents-
Various chapters examine the active body's need for energy-yielding carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. The book also considers laboratory methods for determining the energy expenditure of athletes as well as unique assessment methods used to measure activity in the field. In addition, the text considers important physiological aspects of energy metabolism such as body weight regulation, and examines variances necessitated by gender and age.
Based on rigorous research, this readable work offers sound advice for all those concerned with the proper nourishment of the active body. Nutritionists, trainers, exercise physiologists, and athletes themselves will find much food for thought on nutrition science, as well as practical guidance in determining the ingredients required to maximize training.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Sports Nutrition: Energy Metabolism; Barry Braun and Benjamin F. Miller
Utilization of Carbohydrates in Energy Production; J. Andrew Doyle, Charilaos Papadopoulos, Michael S. Green
Utilization of Fats in Energy Production; Serge P. von Duvillard, Jena Hamra, G. William Lyerly, Jonathan A. Moore, J. Larry Durstine
Utilization of Proteins in Energy Metabolism; Mauro G. Di Pasquale
ESTIMATION OF ENERGY REQUIREMENTS
Laboratory Methods for Determining Energy Expenditure of Athletes; Robert G. McMurray, Kristin S. Ondrak
Field Assessment of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure among Athletes; Kelley K. Pettee, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Barbara E. Ainsworth
PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ENERGY METABOLISM
Influence of Dietary Fiber on Body Weight Regulation; Daniel D. Gallaher
Nutritional Implications of Sex and Age Differences in Energy Metabolism; A.C. Maher, Mark A. Tarnopolsky
Body Weight Regulation and Energy Needs; Melinda M. Manore, Janice L. Thompson
"…belongs in the library of any sports nutritionist or exercise-nutrition enthusiast. Drs. Wolinsky and Driskell have put together a great team of respected contributors and the information shared is a valuable contribution to the understanding of exercise and nutrition biochemistry."
-Douglas Kalman, Ph.D., RD, Miami Research Associates; Director, Nutrition & Applied Clinical Research
"…an excellent job…useful to the researcher, clinician, physician, dietitian, student and educated layman. It integrates many areas of scientific endeavor into comprehensive and understandable concepts, which will be useful in enhancing the health and performance of athletes of all types."
-Catherine G. R. Jackson, Ph. D., FACSM, Professor of Kinesiology, California State University, Fresno
"… up-to-date information regarding sports nutrition issues. … with discussions authored by respected scientists. … the scientific details and references within each chapter are useful and provide the reader with an opportunity to learn why and how certain diets and foods … are used, recommended, or even avoided. The book is exceptionally well written and detailed … . The authors are experts in their areas, and the editorial team has organized this text into a great package."
— Mark D. Haub, Department of Human Nutrition Kansas State University writing in
"… a well-paced and well-written scientific study detailing the affect nutrition has on energy-metabolism – this treatise that not only serves the dedicated athlete but also works to assist those weekend runners hoping to maximize their experience. Recommended to all sports nutritionists at both the college and professional levels, noted for its clear presentation of a complex and layered subject. Additionally, all college-level libraries should consider including this title in their stacks because of its long-term reference value that crosses myriad topic-lines."
--The Electric Review
". . . well written . . . unique among others in this area, with its exceptionally comprehensive assessment of current findings from scientists in the fields of nutrition and exercise science . . . provides thought-provoking insights into the relationship between nutrition and exercise and is well worth the read."
– Chad M. Cook, University of Wisconsin- Madison, in Doody’s Notes, March/ April 2008