Sport Nutrition for Coaches

ISBN-10: 0736069178

ISBN-13: 9780736069175

Edition: 2009

Authors: Leslie Bonci
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Description: Sport Nutrition for Coaches is designed to be extremely practical in use; negating the need for difficult terminology. The book discusses essential nutritional concepts and provides insight into special situations, which may neccessitate alterations in nutritional planning. The text presents tools to assist in the development and implementation of sports nutrition plans. Sport Nutrition for Coaches contains many relevant examples from the authors' professional background. Leslie Bonci has served as a nutrition consultant for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as many other sport and civic organisations. This book also includes information in a variety of tables and forms for coaches to utilise with their teams. In addition, coaches can gauge their learning through a variety of pedagogical aids, including review questions and chapter summaries. Finally, by completing a number of real-life activities, based on the book's content, coaches will be able to create their own Coaches' Notebook, which will help promote healthy nutrition for their athletes throughout the season.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 5/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Essential Concepts
Sport Performance and Energy Systems
Getting Energy for Exercise
Matching Energy Systems to Sports
Foods That Fuel
Carbohydrate
Protein
Fat (Lipids)
Striking a Nutrient Balance
Eating Timed for Top Performance
Pre-Exercise Eating
Pre-Event Eating
Postexercise Eating
Getting Athletes to Eat
Hydrating for Top Performance
Why Do Athletes Become Dehydrated?
What Should Athletes Drink?
How Much Should Athletes Drink?
What Are Salty Sweaters?
What About Caffeine and Alcohol?
How Can You Get Athletes to Hydrate?
Reducing Body Fat
Assess Where the Athlete Is
Consider Diet Options
Create an Action Plan
Seek Referrals
Increasing Muscle Mass
How Can Athletes Add Muscle Mass?
Determine a Starting Point
Set Up an Exercise Regimen
Implement an Action Plan
Decide What and When Your Athlete Should Eat
Sizing Up Supplements
Vitamins and Minerals
Other Common Supplements
Supplement Safety
Anabolic Steroids
Supplement Legality
Supplement Education
Special Situations
Preventing Common Complaints
Muscle Cramps
Gastrointestinal Distress
Hitting the Wall or Bonking
Coping With Special Diets
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Diets for Athletes With Diabetes or Hypoglycemia
Food Allergies and Food Intolerances
Religious Diets and Fasts
Dealing With Disordered Eating
Eating Disorders
Signs of Disordered Eating
Female Athlete Triad
Fostering a Positive Eating Environment
Getting Help for Your Athletes With Eating Disorders
Including Parents in Treatment
Dealing With Alcohol Use
What Alcohol Does in the Short Term
What Alcohol Does in the Long Term
Talking to Your Athletes About Alcohol
Setting Team Policies on Alcohol
Planning Tools
Facing Logistic Challenges
Off-Season Nutrition
Athletes' Busy Schedules
Institutional Food
Nutrition on the Road
Budgeting Good Nutrition
Packing Food for Contests
Getting Help From Families and the Booster Club
Choosing Affordable (and Healthy) Chain Restaurants
Negotiating Food Budgets
Implementing a Sport Nutrition Plan
Creating a Sport Nutrition Game Plan
Getting Athletes and Parents to Buy In
Presenting Nutrition Information
Providing Incentives for Good Nutrition
A Final Word
Appendixes
Restaurant Dining Guidelines
Performance Eating Handouts
Nutrition Screening Form
Answers to Game Plan Questions
Glossary
Bibliography
About the Author
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