Optimize training, enhance recovery, and improve performance with Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing. Based on the most current research in nutrient timing, Performance Nutrition blends theory with applied content and real-life examples to help nutritionists, athletes, and coaches design nutrition plans based on each athlete’s individual needs and the specific demands of the sport.
While other texts may provide a brief discussion of nutrient timing as a tool for improving sport performance, Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing focuses solely on this newly developing facet of sport nutrition. Distinguished authors Krista Austin (a physiologist and nutritionist) and Bob Seebohar (a sport dietitian and USA Triathlon elite coach) share their extensive practical experience with athletes at all levels from recreational through professional. They provide specific nutrient timing recommendations for a wide range of sport types, including endurance, strength and power, combative (weight classified), and team sports.
In particular, you will learn information on using nutrient timing theory to counteract altitude, heat and humidity, cold exposure, and air pollution. A chapter devoted to competition-day guidelines will help you keep your athletes hydrated, energized, and ready to perform. Plus, nutritional timelines, highlighted in special callout boxes and placed at the edge of the page for quick reference, offer visual plans of what athletes should eat in the hours leading up to and during competition. Practical and user friendly, this text also includes “In Practice” application exercises, mini-case studies, and four extended case studies to assist in translating the information to your own practice.
Incorporating nutrient ingestion timing into your athlete’s training program can promote enhanced recovery, create positive training adaptations, improve body composition, support immunity, and ultimately enhance performance. With Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing, you will gain the foundational knowledge and practical techniques to develop individualized nutrition programs to improve training, performance, and recovery.
Chapter 1. Principles of Nutrient Timing Physiological Basis for Nutrient Timing Nutrient Timing, Training, and Performance Nutrient Timing, Food Intake, and Body Composition Conclusion
Chapter 2. Assessing Sport Performance Sport Performance Analysis Creating a Toolbox for Performance Nutrition Assessment Conclusion
Chapter 3. Psychology and Sport Nutrition Age and Nutrition Hunger and Eating Habits Preparing for Nutrition Change Conclusion
Chapter 4. Functionality of Foods Digestion of the Macronutrients Understanding Carbohydrate Understanding Protein Understanding Fat Fuel Oxidation Fat and Carbohydrate Oxidation During Exercise Using the Functional Foods Conclusion
Chapter 5. Timing Fluid Intake Testing Hydration Status Hydration and Performance Hydration Issues Conclusion
Chapter 6. Macronutrient Timing Strategies Nutrient Strategies Pretraining Nutrient Strategies Nutrient Strategies During Training Posttraining Nutrient Strategies Crossover Concept Conclusion
Chapter 7. Nutrition Periodization Rationale for Periodization Athlete Differences Periodization and Nutrition Planning In-Season Off-Season Conclusion
Chapter 8. Nutritional Supplementation Evaluating Supplements Dietary Supplements Sport Supplements Ergogenic Aids Conclusion
Chapter 9. Nutrient Timing in Changing Environments Altitude Heat and Humidity Cold Exposure Air Pollution Conclusion
Chapter 10. Competition Day Combative Sports (Weight Classified) Strength and Power Sports Endurance Sports Team Sports Long Duration Sports Requiring Concentration
A reference for sport nutritionists, athletes, and coaches wanting a better understanding of how to incorporate nutrient timing into training programs. Also a supplemental text for sport nutrition courses.