Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance

Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance

Knowing the basic nutrition requirements and combining them with proper training are the two most important factors for athletes to achieve peak performance levels. Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance: The Training Table addresses these needs on a comprehensive basis from a training table perspective. Offering practical guidelines for practitioners and athletes, the book focuses on the key macronutrients that fuel daily metabolism and exercise training and explores differing needs for various athletes and their individual goals.

Topics discussed include:


  • General principles and physiology of caloric intake for all major macronutrients and how this pertains to both active and sedentary individuals
  • Energy demands and nutritional requirements for strength-power athletes and elite competitors in endurance sports
  • Protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, and mineral needs of athletes
  • The importance of optimal fluid and hydration during exercise
  • How to determine body weight for a desired body fat percentage, recommended calorie consumption, dietary suggestions, and useful meal planning tools for a wide variety of caloric needs
  • The difference between energy intake and energy expenditure and how athletes can eat to build muscle, lose fat, and optimize performance
  • Scientific strategies on how to time exercise and food intake to more effectively replenish glycogen, increase protein synthesis, and blunt protein degradation
  • How the physiological changes that accompany aging change nutrient needs and guidelines for older athletes on maximizing performance and maintaining health

Structuring a diet containing appropriate amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can be a daunting task. This text adequately addresses how athletes can do so in an effective and practical fashion, optimizing performance and maintaining health.

Introduction: The Role of the Training Table; Michael D. Roberts and Lem W. Taylor IVEnergy Demands: Sedentary versus Active Individuals; Julie KrestaEnergy Demands for Endurance Athletes; Ronald W. MendelEnergy Demands for Strength-Power Athletes; Chris N. Poole and Colin D. WilbornMeal Planning for Athletes; Amanda Carlson-PhillipsProtein Needs of Athletes; Kristin Dugan and Colin D. WilbornCarbohydrate Needs of Athletes; Christopher J. RasmussenFat Needs of Athletes; Jonathan M. Oliver, Michelle A. Mardock, and Justin P. DobsonMicronutrient Needs of Athletes; Fanny Dufour and Lem W. Taylor IVFluid Needs of Athletes; Chad KerksickCalorie Needs for Improving Body Composition; Vincent J. Dalbo and Michael D. RobertsCalorie Needs for Inducing Muscle Hypertrophy; Michael D. RobertsNutrient Timing for Optimal Adaptation and Recovery; Brian D. Shelmadine, Paul M. La Bounty, and Kara A. SampleCarbohydrates: What We Know about Low versus High Levels


Caloric Demands of Sport









Role of Individual Nutrients











Other Training Table Considerations








for Athletes; Abbie E. Smith, Jose Antonio, and David H. FukudaNutrition for the Aging Athlete; Thomas W. Buford, Matthew B. Cooke, and Jean L. Gutierrez





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  • Συγγραφέας: Lemuel W. Taylor IV
  • Εκδότης: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781439839362
  • Σελίδες: 349
  • Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012
  • Διαστάσεις: 156 x 235mm
  • Διαθεσιμότητα: Διαθέσιμο
  • 85,86€
  • Χωρίς ΦΠΑ: 81,00€