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- Electronic ISBN 9780123964779
Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength provides a comprehensive overview to understanding the integrated impact of nutrition on performance. The book is divided into five main themes:
This book is an ideal resource for nutritionists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, health practitioners, researchers, students, athletes, trainers, and all those who wish to broaden their knowledge of nutrition and its role in human performance.
Scientists and researchers, nutritionists, sports and health professionals, trainers and coaches, and University professors, in related fields will use this book as an authoritative resource on the role of nutrition in human performance. Libraries and universities and research institutions will take significant interest in this book.
List of Contributors
Section 1: Nutrition and Human Health
Chapter 1. Nutritional Supplementation in Health and Sports Performance
Nutritional Supplement Recommendations for Athletes
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 2. Glycemic Index, Food Exchange Values and Exercise Performance
Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load and Metabolic Responses
Glycemic Index, Metabolic Responses and Exercise Performance
Glycemic Load, Metabolic Responses and Exercise Performance
Food Exchange Values in Health And Exercise
Chapter 3. Performance Enhancement Drugs and Sports Supplements for Resistance Training
Testosterone and Anabolic Steroids
Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate (HMB)
Section 2: Exercise and Human Health
Chapter 4. Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
Physiological Responses of the Cardiovascular System to Exercise
Exercise and Health
How Much Exercise is Enough? 
Are the Benefits of Exercise Universal?
Chapter 5. Resistance Training and Physical Exercise in Human Health
Resistance Training in Human Health
Chapter 6. Psychology and Exercise
Acute and Chronic Psychological Effects of Exercise
Motivation for Exercise Behavior: Why do People Exercise?
Theories and Models Accounting for the Psychological Benefits of Exercise
The “Runners’ High” Phenomenon and the Acute Psychological Effects of Exercise
The Dark Side of Physical Activity: Exercise Addiction
"The book is detailed and informative without being wordy, and sections can be read out of chronological order. It is filled with helpful figures and tables to highlight important concepts…This is a comprehensive and well-supported book on sport and nutrition. It is easy to read, while providing the audience with good information to implement in the practice setting." Rating: 5 Stars--Doody.com, February 21, 2014