This book is aimed at students and lecturers in sports nutrition, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, fitness professionals, as well as coaches and athletes with an interest in nutrition.
It goes further than other textbooks on sports nutrition, by examining theory and practice in the context of actual sports; explores a variety of popular sports, including triathlon, swimming, sprinting, long-distance running and many others; and, provides customised, practical guidance for both individual athlete and team nutritional needs.
All the chapters are fully referenced with the latest research, as well as cutting edge practices used by the world's best athletes and teams.
Each section includes a comprehensive review of the physiological, nutritional and cultural characteristics of the sport, a summary of sport-specific nutrition, as well as practical strategies for training and competition.
A chapter appendix compares key research studies on nutrition for individual sports.