Part I: Key Factors for Optimal Performance; Chapter 1. Dietary Science and Athletic Excellence; Chapter 2. Digestion and Absorption; Chapter 3. Optimal Distribution of Energy Nutrients; Chapter 4. Vitamins and Minerals; Chapter 5. Micronutrients and Oxygen Delivery; Chapter 6. Fluids and Electrolytes; Chapter 7. Ergogenic Aids; Chapter 8. Fuel Utilization Inhibitors; Chapter 9. Energy Intake-Expenditure Balance; Chapter 10. Travel; Chapter 11. High Altitude; Chapter 12. Gender and Age; Chapter 13. Body Composition and Weight; Part II: Energy System-Specific Nutritional Strategies; Chapter 14. Phosphagen System for Highly Intense Bursts; Chapter 15. Anaerobic Metabolism for Power; Chapter 16. Aerobic Metabolism for Endurance; Part III: Sport-Specific Nutritional Plans; Chapter 17. Power Sports; Chapter 18. Endurance Sports; Chapter 19. Combination Sports.
Dan Benardot is an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University. He holds a doctorate in human nutrition. His primary area of expertise is sports nutrition, with a research emphasis in energy balance and nutrition issues related to young athletes. Bonardot was in charge of the nutritional health of the gold-medal winning United States Gymnastics Team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and worked closely with the USA Track & Field team at the 2004 Olympics.
""Advanced Sports Nutrition "threads through the clutter of
nutritional mumbo-jumbo. With the skill of the Olympic gymnasts and
other elite athletes he advises, Dr. Dan Benardot deftly explains
the latest scientific findings in lucid prose, emphasizing the
importance of commonsense food-based nutrition over gimmicky
supplements. A must for the bookshelf of athletes-and their
coaches-who seek to fuel their top performance," Advanced Sports
Nutrition "rates a perfect 10."
Assistant Coach, 2004 U.S. Women's Olympic Track and Field Team