Whatever your sport, as an athlete you kw 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 cant 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.
Dr Louise Burke has thirty years of experience as a sports dietitian, including the last twenty years as the Head of Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport. Her activities include clinical counselling, nutrition education, and preparation of education resources. She has written a number of textbooks and lay books on sports nutrition, as well as numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She was a founding Board member of Sports Dietitians Australia and was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Team for the Atlanta, Sydney and Athens Olympic Games. Louise is a member of the Nutrition Working Group of the International Olympic Committee, and is a Director of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition program. Louise has seen the benefits of a winning diet from many angles. Her own sporting career includes seven international Ironman triathlon events. She has completed PhD studies in Sports Nutrition and continues to undertake research in this area.Greg Cox has been part of the Department of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport since 1998. He has contributed to numerous sports nutrition resources, including the best-sellin