The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage.
What you eat and drink are important considerations when it comes to maximising your sports performance. Whether you are a professional or amateur athlete, or just enjoy regular workouts, well-chosen nutrition strategies can enhance your performance and recovery after exercise.
This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research and provides all the tools to help you reach your performance goals.
This ninth edition includes accessible guidance on the following topics:
· Maximising endurance, strength, performance and recovery
· How to calculate your optimal energy, carbohydrate and protein requirements
· Advice on improving body composition
· The most popular sports supplements
· Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and eating disorders
· Hydration strategies to prevent hypohydration and overhydration
· Specific advice for masters athletes, young athletes and plant-based athletes
· Nutrition strategies to prepare for competition
· Immune health and recovery from injury
· Gut health and how to avoid gut problems during exercise.
“Full of science-backed advice, so detailed and informative and will benefit every sports person” —Jo Pavey, 5-time Olympian; World, European and Commonwealth medallist
“I highly recommend this book as a brilliant practical guide to sports nutrition” —Professor Michael Gleeson, Emeritus Professor, Loughborough University
“The most comprehensive guide to sports nutrition around and a must-read for coaches and athletes.” —Athletics Weekly
“..an absolute must-have for anyone working in the health and fitness industry!” —YMCA
“a really excellent work: lucid, thorough, sound and readily accessible” —Coaching News
“it is excellent and answers all your questions” —Sports Teacher
“It covers a great deal of ground in a highly readable style... a superb publication” —British Olympic Association
“The eighth edition of what is widely regarded as the ultimate bible of what works and what doesn't in sport, written by someone who has guided many an elite performer.” —Athletics Weekly
“concisely written and clearly presented, enhanced by a personal touch that makes it refreshingly different...highly recommended” —Dietetics Today
“This nutrition bible by award-winning and renowned nutritionist Anita Bean, is an excellent read… You won't be able to put this book down” —Outdoor Fitness
“It's the most comprehensive guide to sports nutrition around and a must-read for coaches and athletes.” —Athletic's Weekly
“Whether you're preparing for the race of your life or simply want to get the most out of your gym sesh, this book is a must.” —Women's Fitness
"An excellent, highly informative book written by an experienced nutritionist, with plenty of practical advice for athletes" - Dr. Nicky Keay, Sports and Dance Endocrinologist