NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 1/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutritionprovides valuable information and guidelines that address the nutrition needs for the broad range of clientele serviced by strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and sport dietitians. Whether you work with fitness enthusiasts or competitive athletes, this resource will lead you through the key concepts of sport and exercise nutrition so that you can assess an individual's nutrition status andif it falls within your scope of practicedevelop customized nutrition plans. Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and subjected to an intensive peer-review process, this authoritative resource offers the latest research and literature review from respected scientists and practitioners with expertise in nutrition, exercise, and sport performanceNSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition covers all aspects of food selection, digestion, metabolism, and hydration relevant to sport and exercise performance. This comprehensive resource will help you understand safe and effective ways to improve training and performance through natural nutrition-based ergogenic aids like supplementation and macronutrient intake manipulation. You will also learn guidelines about proper fluid intake to enhance performance and the most important criteria for effectively evaluating the quality of sport drinks and replacement beverages. Finally, cutting-edge findings on nutrient timing based on the type, intensity, and duration of activity will help you understand how to recommend the correct nutrients at the ideal time to achieve optimal performance results.In addition to presenting research relating to sport and exercise nutrition, each chapter includes a professional application section that will help you make the connection between the literature and its practical implementation. Sidebars emphasize important topics, and reproducible forms consisting of a food log, brief athlete nutrition assessment, and goal-setting questionnaire can be copied and shared with your clients. A running glossary keeps key terms at your fingertips, and extensive references within the text offer starting points for your continued study and professional enrichment.Each client and athlete requires a customized diet tailored to the frequency, intensity, duration, and specificity of the training and demands of the sport or activity. WithNSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition, you will learn how food, sport supplements, and their interactions with a client's biological systems can enhance exercise and sport performance for optimal training, recovery, and competition.NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutritionis part of the Science of Strength and Conditioning series. Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this series of texts provides the guidelines for converting scientific research into practical application. The series covers topics such as tests and assessments, program design, nutrition, and special populations.

Introduction
Foods and Fluids for Training and Sport Performance
New Developments in Nutrition Research
Topics in Nutrition and Performance
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Carbohydrate
Types of Carbohydrate
Carbohydrate Regulation in the Body
Carbohydrate and Performance
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Protein
Protein in the Body
Types of Protein
Protein and Performance
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Fat
Fat Digestion and Absorption
Types of Fat
Dietary Fat and Performance
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Fluids
Fluid Balance During Exercise
Measuring Hydration Status
Hydration and Performance
Age-Related Fluid Needs
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Vitamins and Minerals
Micronutrient Requirements for Athletes
Vitamins and Performance
Minerals and Performance
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Strength and Power Supplements
Creatine
HMB
Protein and Amino Acids
Beta-Alanine
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Aerobic Endurance Supplements
Sport Drinks as Ergogenic Aids
Amino Acids and Protein for Aerobic Endurance Athletes
High Molecular Weight Carbohydrates
Caffeine
Sodium Bicarbonate and Citrate
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Nutrient Timing
Nutrient Timing and Aerobic Endurance Performance
Nutrient Intake and Recovery
Nutrient Timing, Resistance Training, and Strength and Power Performance
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Energy Expenditure and Body Composition
Energy Balance
Hypocaloric Diets
Hypercaloric Diets
Sport Supplements to Improve Body Composition
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Nutritional Needs Analysis
Measuring Body Composition
Recording and Analyzing Food Intake
Professional Applications
Summary Points
Consultation and Development of Athlete Plans
Providing Nutrition Knowledge
Maintaining Confidentiality
Developing the Athlete's Nutrition Plan
Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Female Athlete Triad
Professional Applications
Summary Points
References
Index
About the Editors
Contributors

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