The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research. Written by one of the country's most respected sports nutritionists, it provides the latest research and information to help you succeed. This eighth edition includes accessible guidance on the following topics: maximising endurance, strength and performance how to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrate and protein requirements advice on improving body composition specific advice for women, children and vegetarians eating plans to cut body fat, gain muscle and prepare for competition sport-specific nutritional advice.
Whatever your sport, as an athlete you know it is essential to have your body working at peak efficiency. You want your training to provide maximum benefit and you want to achieve peak performance whether your goal is a gold medal or just personal satisfaction. This book presents nutrition as an integrated part of an athlete's total performance-enhancing package. General nutrition and exercise physiology information are converted into a plan for day-to-day practice for training and competition preparation. It outlines important differences in nutritional needs for different sports, including the timing of food and liquid intake, and the best foods to achieve maximum energy output. Case studies and discussions of typical dietary problems are included, enabling athletes and coaches to tailor a diet uniquely suited to individual needs, including the need for weight gain or loss. Until you understand the relationship between nutrition and performance, you cannot manage your total program effectively. When everyone is highly talented, highly trained and highly motivated, nutrition will provide the winning edge that separates you from the rest. Since the first edition was published in 1992, The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance has established itself as a vital part of many athlete's training regimes and the author has revised, expanded and updated all information for this new edition.
The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research. Written by one of the country's most respected sports nutritionists, it provides the latest research and information to help you succeed. This seventh edition includes accessible guidance on the following topics: maximising endurance, strength and performance how to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrate and protein requirements advice on improving body composition specific advice for women, children and vegetarians eating plans to cut body fat, gain muscle and prepare for competition sport-specific nutritional advice.
A sports nutrition guide and recipe book rolled into one, Food for Fitness dispels popular myths and gives you the tools you need to reach your maximum performance. Food for Fitness is the ultimate resource for anyone who is serious about sport or fitness.. Now in its fourth edition, this bestselling book has been updated to include the very latest nutrition research for exercise and performance, and is packed with easy, delicious and nutritious recipes and snacks and helpful new menu plans. - Find out what to eat and drink to stay fuelled and hydrated. - Debunk the myths and evaluate the usefulness of sports supplements. - Learn the best times to eat to prepare for exercise, and what to eat to maximise recovery after exercising. - Discover specific strategies to aid fat loss and prioritise muscle gain - Includes tailored menu plans adapted to each sport – whether it be running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, team or racquet sport - Get the performance edge and learn how to eat to win during competitions. Along with trustworthy advice and up to the minute research, clearly explained and tailored to your needs, Food for Fitness contains an essential recipe section filled with sixty five easy to follow meal ideas to help you put the advice into practice.
Young athletes, parents, coaches and PE teachers want to know how good nutrition can help young sportsmen and women fulfill their potential. As the government focuses on healthy eating for children, this is becoming even more important with the growing threat to their well-being from inactivity and obesity. With the 2012 Olympic Games approaching, the number of young people participating in sport is set to be the highest it has ever been. Carefully researched and satisfying the need for a nutrition book specifically for this age group, Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes offers clear advice to sports coaches, teachers and parents of young people wanting to maximise their sports performance through eating healthily and sensibly. The book covers issues such as: Weight, body composition and eating disorders Nutritional considerations for five different sport categories Practical nutrition tips Eating plans and competition eating strategies Easy delicious and nutritious recipes.
Written by a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness with over ten years' experience in teaching and devising degree modules, Sports Science: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. Each chapter covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science. Starting with key points in anatomy and physiology, it covers sports psychology, biomechanics and also introduces sports nutrition, as well as how to plan research in sport. It is structured to mirror the way sports science is taught on many first year undergraduate and foundation degree courses. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science.
Basketball covers the epidemiology of basketball injury, the physiological demands of basketball, preventive medicine, pre-participation examination and special considerations to be given to the young basketball player, and finally looks at the 'special' basketball player -- diabetics, asthmatics, epileptics, etc.
Endurance in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative work on all aspects of this major component of sports science. The book also embraces medical and sport-specific issues of particular relevance to those interested in endurance performance. The scientific basis and mechanisms of endurance - physiological, psychological, genetic and environmental - are all considered in depth. Measurement of endurance is extensively reviewed as is preparation and training for physical activities requiring endurance.
Sports participation opportunities for individuals with impairments are increasing. Whether an athlete is beginning a sport or competing on the world stage for a podium finish, nutrition is recognized as being integral to optimizing their health, training capacity, and performance. Some athletes with impairments are physiologically similar to their able-bodied counterparts, whereby the application of sports nutrition principles is straightforward. However, athletes with certain impairments require a very individualized approach when applying these principles in a practical way. Fully updated and expanded, this second edition of Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes is an essential resource for sports nutrition practitioners who work alongside athletes with an impairment, whether that be physical, visual, hearing, or intellectual. In addition to chapters devoted to each impairment type, this book covers specific areas including medical considerations, body composition, supplements, and practical aspects that can be applied across all athletes and sports. Case studies and messages from athletes and world-class coaches enhance the application of theoretical research into practice providing the most relevant sports nutrition advice to Para athletes. Features New chapters on energy availability in Para athletes and cooling and hydration for the Para athlete Concise review of current sports nutrition recommendations for athletes, both during training and in competition Provides practical guidance and examples on how to apply sports nutrition principles to each impairment type Includes real life experiences of Para athletes, elite coaches, and practitioners Encompasses wider topics of assessing body composition, medical considerations, and supplement use specific to Para athletes Features insight and experiences gained by practitioners over the three major Paralympic Games since the first edition Sports nutrition can be the difference between being competitive and making the podium. With the rapidly increasing Paralympic profile, this book is valuable for professionals endeavoring to give their athletes the competitive edge - it challenges, stimulates, and drives future research in this area to continue to improve the delivery of this intrinsic component of athlete preparation.
Many sports nutrition professionals are challenged by their lack of knowledge of both the functional limitations and the required alterations to training of the athlete with an impairment. In cases where the impairment results in minimal differences in the physiological basis of exercise, sports nutrition principles are easily transferable. However, other impairments such as spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy require a very individualized approach to estimations of energy expenditure and carbohydrate and fluid requirements. Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes provides information on the broad subcategories of all physical impairments, along with visual, hearing, and intellectual impairments. Specific areas such as body composition, supplements, and practical issues are discussed comprehensively. Case studies enhance and illustrate a direct and first-hand application to managing Paralympic athletes. Sports nutrition can be the difference in being competitive and making the podium. With the rapidly increasing Paralympic profile, this book will be required reading for professionals endeavoring to give their athletes the competitive edge. This book will challenge and stimulate current and future research in this area to improve the delivery of this intrinsic component of athlete preparation.
This edited collection brings together the latest research into the range of sports known as football. With contributions by a large number of the leading international researchers in the field, the book aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in football, and to raise the awareness of the value of a scientific approach to the various football codes. The book contains nearly seventy papers, examining aspects ranging from match analysis and medical aspects of football to metabolism and nutrition, psychology and behaviour, and management and organization. Containing a wealth of research data, and a huge range of examples of how science can be applied; this book represents an invaluable reference for coaches, trainers, managers, medical staff, and all those involved in supporting performers in the many football codes.
Exam Board: BTEC Level: KS4 Subject: Vocational First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Help your students gain the academic expertise and employability skills needed for further progression in education or the workplace with this textbook, fully updated to reflect the new structure and content of the 2016 Level 3 BTEC qualification. - Prepare your students for new external assessment requirements with teaching guidance and tips - Contextualise knowledge and build practical understanding of concepts with case studies - Provide opportunities to stretch and challenge Distinction students - Help students prepare for assignments with activities linked to assessment criteria - Written by expert author team Jennifer Stafford-Brown and Simon Rea
The third edition of Nutrition in Exercise and Sport has been updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field. This third edition of a bestseller among sports nutrition and health professionals now fully discusses the role of exercise and nutrition in both wellness and in disease prevention. In addition, new chapters on the history of sports nutrition, antioxidants, vegetarianism, the young athlete, the older athlete, the diabetic athlete, the physically disabled athlete, sports specific nutrient requirements, and body composition changes have been added. Top sports nutrition practitioners and exercise scientists have contributed chapters that provide practical nutritional guidelines for those engaged in various types of physical performance. This book is a one-volume library on sports nutrition for research scientists in applied sports nutrition, dietitians, exercise physiologists, sports medicine physicians, coaches, trainers, athletes, and nutritionists. The first two editions of this book have been widely used in sports nutrition courses. Nutrition in Exercise and Sport is the standard in the field.
Sports medicine and sports science are relatively new and rapidly developing fields of knowledge. During the past 2 decades, a significant body of scientific knowledge has been published in these areas. However, there is a demand for practical ref- ences which address sports medicine and science in the context of different sports. This demand is higher in some sports including combat sports, which are highly physically and mentally demanding, and cause challenging issues such as risk of blood-borne infections, weight reduction, head injuries, stress management, and safety for women and children. This book has been developed to meet the needs of the practitioners who work with combat sports athletes in order to improve their health and performance. Combat sports include four Olympic sports (boxing, wrestling, judo, and t- kwondo) and other popular sports such as karate, kick boxing, and Wushu. These sports are popular in most countries of the world, both at competitive and rec- ational levels. Combat sports are practiced by people of different ages for a variety of reasons such as to gain fitness and health benefits and to learn self-defense.
It was my ambition to bring out a book on planning different structural units of training and the structure of long term plans. Many coaches find it difficult to make proper logical structural units of training because there is a paucity of literature pertaining to this area. I hope this book will be highly useful to the coaches and trainers for doing the complicated job of planning their training programmes more easily. This book presents the latest scientific information and theoretical framework of planning different training units as well as other aspects of training. Chapter 1 deals with the basic principles of planning, factors involved in planning training programmes and the Training Principles. Chapter 2 is about the planning of competitions, types of competitions, peaking for competition, tapering, Aim of taper, Physiological effects of tapering, biochemical changes, immune responses effects, strength and Power, Psychological effects, performance changes, types of taper, designing taper programme, reduction of training volume, reduction of training intensity, reduction of training frequencies, taper duration, and other important considerations during the taper such as tapering and travel, enhancing recovery during taper and nutrition hydration during taper. Chapter 3 describes planning of training loads, load components, classification of loads, functions of training load and judgement of training load. Chapter 4 is about Fatigue and Fatigue Management in Training, central mechanism of fatigue, peripheral fatigue model, central governor model of fatigue, monitoring of training fatigue, performance test, measures of neuromuscular function, biochemical markers, Questionnaires, profile of mood states, recovery-Stress Questionnaire for athletes, daily analysis of life demand and bio markers of muscle fatigue. Chapter 5 presents an in-depth idea of Adaptation process in sports training, phases of adaptation, hypothetical-theoretical, mechanism of adaptation, general Adaptation Syndrome theory, Super compensation theory, fitness –fatigue theory, types of adaptation, and biochemical aspects of adaptations, and the mechanism and limitations to adaptation. Chapter 6 deals with planning of recovery, types of recovery, factors affecting recovery, recovery pattern, post workout recovery strategies, types of fatigue, planning the recovery programme, nutrition and hydration strategies, means of recovery, pedagogical means, physiotherapeutic means, pharmacological means, psychological recovery techniques, monitoring training, educating the athlete, selecting appropriate recovery techniques, different approaches to the use of recovery and planning of recovery means. Chapter 7 deals with overtraining, overtraining and overreaching, reasons for overtraining, symptoms, types of overtraining, manifestation of overtraining, diagnosis of overtraining and preventing overtraining syndrome. Chapter 8 addresses planning of training session, classification and organization of training sessions. Chapter 9 addresses planning of micro cycles, classification of micro cycles, organization of training sessions in micro cycles and structure of micro cycles with different magnitude and direction loads. Chapter 10 describes planning of one day training programme. Chapter 11 describes meso cycles, types of meso cycles and combination of micro cycles within meso cycle. Chapter 12 is about planning of macro cycles, periodization of training with macro cycles, physiological basis of periodization, types of periodization, training periods, technology of planning. and periodization models. Chapter 13 gives the basic understanding of the structure of long term plans and different stages of long term plans. Chapter 14 depicts the structure of long term athlete development model, the stages of development and the criticisms of long term athlete development. Chapter 15 explains the Youth physical development model and the motor qualities development.
Beat your personal best by working the core to becoming a Fitness Trainer This Australian internationally recognised text has been designed to assist students undertaking the SIS40210 Certificate IV in Fitness qualification, studying to become personal or fitness trainers. The text contains all the core units and elective units to support a range of fitness specialisations. Fitness Trainer Essentials 3e teaches the basics of fitness and nutrition principles, covers more on functional testing and nutritional assessment and guidelines. With a shift to full colour throughout and an abundance of new and improved images, charts and diagrams, this new edition is the most comprehensive text reflecting current industry standards and practices. Fitness Trainer Essentials 3e assumes that the reader has acquired the Certificate III in Fitness qualification. Therefore the topics covered in the text by Marchese have not been repeated in this text. Additional review questions are also available to retouch on key points from a Certificate III perspective.
Coaching Children: Sports Science Essentials is the first book in Australia specifically aimed at helping community coaches and fitness professionals design safe and effective training programs for children. As obesity rates soar and levels of physical activity decline, this timely resource provides guidance for enhancing children's engagement in sport, developing their motor skills and managing performance anxiety. It provides straightforward research-based advice on nutrition and explains in clear terms how to tailor exercise to address children's social, physical and psychological needs. A quick-find resource with application to both individual and team activities, Coaching Children presents technical information in a highly practical and reader-friendly manner. Everyday questions and answers include: 1. At what age should children specialise in a particular sport? 2. Do sports drinks enhance children's performance? 3. Should children do weight training? 4. How often should children train? Focusing on effective communication strategies with both children and their parents, each chapter includes a list of insightful reflective questions. Coaches are encouraged to apply scientific knowledge to motivate children in all aspects of training and competing in sport.