Performance Nutrition - Paperback Book
Discusses the relevant nutrition athletes require for high performance training.Optimize training, enhance recovery, and improve performance with Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing. Based on the most current research in nutrient timing, Performance Nutrition blends theory with applied content and real-life examples to help nutritionists, athletes, and coaches design nutrition plans based on each athlete’s individual needs and the specific demands of the sport.While other texts may provide a brief discussion of nutrient timing as a tool for improving sport performance, Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing focuses solely on this newly developing facet of sport nutrition. Distinguished authors Krista Austin (a physiologist and nutritionist) and Bob Seebohar (a sport dietitian and USA Triathlon elite coach) share their extensive practical experience with athletes at all levels from recreational through professional. They provide specific nutrient timing recommendations for a wide range of sport types, including endurance, strength and power, combative (weight classified), and team sports.In particular, you will learn information on using nutrient timing theory to counteract altitude, heat and humidity, cold exposure, and air pollution. A chapter devoted to competition-day guidelines will help you keep your athletes hydrated, energized, and ready to perform. Plus, nutritional timelines, highlighted in special callout boxes and placed at the edge of the page for quick reference, offer visual plans of what athletes should eat in the hours leading up to and during competition. Practical and user friendly, this text also includes “In Practice” application exercises, mini-case studies, and four extended case studies to assist in translating the information to your own practice.Incorporating nutrient ingestion timing into your athlete’s training program can promote enhanced recovery, create positive training adaptations, improve body composition, support immunity, and ultimately enhance performance. With Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing, you will gain the foundational knowledge and practical techniques to develop individualized nutrition programs to improve training, performance, and recovery.ContentsChapter 1. Principles of Nutrient TimingPhysiological Basis for Nutrient TimingNutrient Timing, Training, and PerformanceNutrient Timing, Food Intake, and Body CompositionConclusionChapter 2. Assessing Sport PerformanceSport Performance AnalysisCreating a Toolbox for Performance Nutrition AssessmentConclusionChapter 3. Psychology and Sport NutritionAge and NutritionHunger and Eating HabitsPreparing for Nutrition ChangeConclusionChapter 4. Functionality of FoodsDigestion of the MacronutrientsUnderstanding CarbohydrateUnderstanding ProteinUnderstanding FatFuel OxidationFat and Carbohydrate Oxidation During ExerciseUsing the Functional FoodsConclusionChapter 5. Timing Fluid IntakeTesting Hydration StatusHydration and PerformanceHydration IssuesConclusionChapter 6. Macronutrient Timing StrategiesNutrient StrategiesPretraining Nutrient StrategiesNutrient Strategies During TrainingPosttraining Nutrient StrategiesCrossover ConceptConclusionChapter 7. Nutrition PeriodizationRationale for PeriodizationAthlete DifferencesPeriodization and Nutrition PlanningIn-SeasonOff-SeasonConclusionChapter 8. Nutritional SupplementationEvaluating SupplementsDietary SupplementsSport SupplementsErgogenic AidsConclusionChapter 9. Nutrient Timing in Changing EnvironmentsAltitudeHeat and HumidityCold ExposureAir PollutionConclusionChapter 10. Competition DayCombative Sports (Weight Classified)Strength and Power SportsEndurance SportsTeam SportsLong Duration Sports Requiring ConcentrationAudiencesA reference for sport nutritionists, athletes, and coaches wanting a better understanding of how to incorporate nutrient timing into training programs. Also a supplemental text for sport nutrition courses.
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