Author(s): Louise Burke & Greg Cox
Fully revised and updated, this is an authoritative guide to using nutrition as an integral part of athletic training. Whatever your sport, as an athlete it's essential to have your body working at the pinnacle of efficiency. You want your training to provide maximum benefit and you want to achieve peak performance whether your goal is an Olympic medal or simply your personal best. 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 workable day-to-day plans. 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 consideration of weight gain or loss.
Louise Burke has more than 30 years of experience as a sports dietician, including twenty years as the Head of the Department of Sports at the Australian Institute of Sport.