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Performance Nutrition For Football Players

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ISBN-10: 0984280219

ISBN-13: 9780984280216

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lisa Dorfman

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Football is a game that depends on strength, speed and power. "Performance Nutrition For Football" provides youth, high school and college football players and their parents with cutting edge information on how to gain a competitive edge in this demanding sport.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MAG, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The Basics
In this chapter we answer the question
What are the overall basics to understanding good nutrition for athletes?
We discuss:
Food as energy
The role of carbohydrates in an athlete's diet
The role of protein in an athlete's diet
The role of fat in an athlete's diet
The role of vitamins and minerals in an athlete's diet
The importance of hydration for athletes
Nutritional periodization
Position Specific
In this chapter we answer the question
How should a nutrition plan be specialized for football players in different positions?
We discuss:
Energy systems used in football
Position-specific nutrition
Body composition
When is big too big?
Measuring body fat
In this chapter we answer the question
What is the best diet for making gains during preseason training?
We discuss:
Nutrient needs during preseason
Preventing overtraining
How many calories do you really need?
Getting enough carbs, protein, and fats
Hydration and salty sweaters
Food timing and recovery nutrition
Supplements for preseason
Warding off injuries
In this chapter we answer the question
What is the best diet for staying strong and healthy during the season and having the large amount of energy needed for every game?
We discuss:
Goals for in-season
Pregame meals
Gametime fuel
Post-game refueling
Preventing cramping
Injury nutrition
In this chapter we answer the question
How can nutrition help players reach off-season training goals?
We discuss:
Nutritional periodization during the off-season
Nutrient timing
Nutrient needs during the off-season
How to build lean muscle mass
Best practices for gaining weight
Best practices for losing weight
Tips for the multi-sport athlete
In this chapter we answer the question
What supplements can help today's football players?
We discuss:
What are ergogenic aids?
The pros and cons of supplementation
The best time to take supplements
How to assess supplements
Safety, selection, and validity
Muscle-building supplements
Vitamin and mineral supplementation
Most popular supplements
Teen Lifestyle
In this chapter we answer the question
How do the transitions and challenges of being a teen mesh with a perfect football diet?
We discuss:
Puberty and testosterone
Changing a deficient diet
The importance of sleep
Drugs and alcohol
Supplements to avoid
Special Situations
In this chapter we answer the question
How do I follow a football-specific diet if I have special dietary needs?
We discuss:
Lactose intolerance
Gluten intolerance
Asthma and allergies
Vegetarian diets
Your Food Program
Includes a two-week meal plan and portion size chart
Includes formulas for determining carb, protein, and fat needs
BMI Table
Eating Out
Includes fast food guide
Eating in
Includes recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner