The best way to get a strong, lean physique is to eat and work out the way nature intended. Paleo Fitness guides you through the fitness and exercise plan anthropological evidence has proven to be the most efficient, healthiest way to live--work out in the real world, for the real world. A healthy, athletic physique is as easy as tuning in to how your body evolved. This book shows how to work out with functional, playful, and primal movements for:
- improved strength, speed & stamina
- greater mobility & flexibility
- life-long fitness & good health
Packed with step-by-step exercises, a two-week meal plan and delicious, satisfying, healthy recipes, Paleo Fitness helps you use the high-intensity methods proven to increase fitness in the shortest possible time.
Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health covers the basics of nutrition, including the functions of and daily allowances for carbohydrate, fat, and protein, as well as micronutrient recommendations; the importance of hydration and electrolyte balance; nutrition in health and disease prevention; population-based nutrition considerations for training and sports; and practical information on measuring and altering body composition. The accessible presentation of material keeps students from getting too bogged down in research, and the text offers real-world applications. Students will also discover career opportunities available to them, including qualifications and job responsibilities for each position.
The full-color text includes more than 70 photos and more than 140 illustrations alongside digestible, engaging writing. Concepts are presented in a user-friendly manner, and each chapter includes a number of features that enhance understanding:
• Chapter objectives provide a roadmap to ease students into upcoming content.
• Key terms help students focus on important vocabulary. The key terms are identified at the beginning of the chapter, appear in boldface within the chapter, and are included within the glossary, where they are defined.
• Putting It Into Perspective sidebars contain compact vignettes that help college students relate to the content and apply the concepts to their own lives.
• Do You Know? sidebars are short callouts that provide key insights and easy takeaways for students.
• Review questions help students identify areas they may need to revisit as well as reinforce key concepts.
Content is organized in a logical sequence, with each chapter building upon the information previously presented. In part I, the reader is provided with an overview of the role nutrition plays in overall well-being throughout a person's life. Part II focuses on each macronutrient and its role in health and disease, as well as dietary recommendations that support health and an active lifestyle. The role of micronutrients in health and performance is covered in part III. Part IV provides information on the application of nutrition to sport, exercise, and health.
Instructors will find a full suite of ancillaries that will be helpful in their teaching. The instructor guide and presentation package plus image bank will help in preparing for class, while the test package and chapter quizzes will help assess student learning.
Students and professionals alike will benefit from the broad coverage found in Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health. Armed with accessible, research-based application, readers will have the tools they need to improve athletic performance, exercise outcomes, and general well-being.
In this practical guide, Heather Mangieri—a sport dietitian and mother of three active kids—breaks down the nutrition needs of young athletes and explains what the latest research suggests. You’ll analyze current eating habits and preferences and how and where these can be improved. You’ll learn how healthier meals and snacks can equate to improved performance while still being convenient and appetizing.
Fueling Young Athletes addresses the issues that families and athletes most often face, such as late-night practices, inconvenient school lunchtimes, demanding tournament schedules and travel leagues, and lack of sleep. Best of all, you’ll find a collection of easy recipes for smoothies and sport drinks, all with common ingredients and nutrition information.
Weight management, supplementation, fueling, hydration—it’s all here. Fueling Young Athletes is practical and realistic. If you are a parent or coach, it’s the one guide you should not be without.
Clear and concise, it is a practical resource for recreational and elite athletes, coaches and health professionals. With the easy-to-follow format in Gold Medal Nutrition, readers can find the advice they need in a matter of seconds.
Glenn Cardwell created a resource that contains universal principles that anyone will find useful. In a comprehensive—yet accessible—text, Cardwell explains how to
• get enough protein,
• find the best nutritional supplements,
• eat to bulk up,
• select the best pre-sport meals,
• drink the best fluids for sports, and
• travel well and avoid jet lag.
The explanations of the physiology behind fuel intake and muscle contraction will be useful to athletes who want to gain a competitive edge in any sport. The book explains how to build endurance and energy with the right mix of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and liquids. Particularly helpful are the tips for burning fat, building muscle and losing weight safely and sensibly. Readers will feel more confident eating out, reading food labels and even choosing supplements as they integrate these guidelines into their daily lives.
-day-by-day meal plans
-protein intake recommendations
-the best calorie-rich foods
-optimal fitness techniques
-delicious meat-free, dairy-free recipes
The Vegan Athlete shows how a diet of natural plant proteins, essential amino acids and carefully balanced vitamins provides more than enough nutrition to fuel a lean, strong body. Thanks to this book, you can follow a full-body program for getting and staying in shape that is truly cruelty-free.
- FLYS while lying on the dome to target your chest and shred your core
- CURLS while balancing on the flat side to build biceps and tone your legs
- Deep-knee SQUATS with an overhead bpress to work every muscle group
Packed with dozens of fully illustrated, easy-to-follow exercises, as well as day-by-day workout programs for beginners, weekend warriors and elite athletes, Weights on the BOSU(R) Balance Trainer is the ultimate guide to quickly transforming your body.
Combining plyometrics, intense circuit training, weight lifting and bodyweight exercises, this book's revolutionary programs guarantee to help you achieve a fit, toned body and peak overall fitness.
The step-by-step workouts produce astounding results:
-Dramatically increased power
-Packed-on lean muscle
-Reduced body fat
Whether your goal is to drop extra weight, shave minutes off a race time or finally get ripped abs, this book is the workout partner that will push you to your full potential.