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Sport nutrition / editor, Allie Gaines.

Contributor(s): Gaines, Allie, editor.
Call number: TX361.A8 S66 2019 Material type: TextTextPublisher: Forest Hills, NY : Callisto Reference, [2019]Description: VIII, 200 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781641161824 (paperback)Subject(s): Athletes -- Nutrition | Athletes -- Health and hygiene | Sports -- Physiological aspectsSummary: Athletic performance can be improved by adhering to an effective diet and nutrition plan. Nutrition is an important aspect of sports training regimens, for strength building and endurance enhancement. Some of the factors that determine an athlete's nutritional requirement are the type of activity, weight, gender, body mass index, etc. The field of sports nutrition studies all these aspects of nutrition and also focuses on the quantity of food and fluids that are required by an athlete. Dietary supplements, which contain dietary ingredients such as minerals, vitamins, amino acids, etc., can be used to improve athletic performance, supply energy or aid in recovery. Human growth hormones, steroids, creatine, BCAAs and caffeine are examples of supplements. This book is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts in the field of sports nutrition. It unfolds the innovative aspects of sports nutrition, which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of the subject matter.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Athletic performance can be improved by adhering to an effective diet and nutrition plan. Nutrition is an important aspect of sports training regimens, for strength building and endurance enhancement. Some of the factors that determine an athlete's nutritional requirement are the type of activity, weight, gender, body mass index, etc. The field of sports nutrition studies all these aspects of nutrition and also focuses on the quantity of food and fluids that are required by an athlete. Dietary supplements, which contain dietary ingredients such as minerals, vitamins, amino acids, etc., can be used to improve athletic performance, supply energy or aid in recovery. Human growth hormones, steroids, creatine, BCAAs and caffeine are examples of supplements. This book is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts in the field of sports nutrition. It unfolds the innovative aspects of sports nutrition, which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of the subject matter.

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