Take an in-depth look at the science behind sport nutrition with
the second edition of Sport
Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance
Kinetics, January 2010). The new text presents the principles, background,
and rationale for current nutrition guidelines specifically for athletes.
Readers will come away with a comprehensive understanding of nutrition as it
relates to sport and the influence of nutrition on exercise performance,
training, and recovery.

not only nutrition principles but also the exercise biochemistry involved and
the energy needs of athletes. Readers will better understand how supplements
may be used in an athlete's diet, and they will learn how to separate fact from
fallacy regarding the claims of the numerous nutritional supplements available
today. This edition also offers ancillary materials for instructors as well as
updated and expanded information on these topics:

  • Effects
    of nutrition on training adaptations

  • Weight
    management and body composition for athletes

  • Research
    on carbohydrate and recommendations for carbohydrate intake during training

  • The role
    of protein in strength and endurance training

  • Exercise,
    nutrition, and immune function

More than a simple prescription of
recommendations, the second edition of Sport Nutrition features a unique presentation that facilitates
readers' understanding of the science supporting the nutrition recommendations.
As a result, students will be prepared for advanced study and future careers,
and professionals will gain the knowledge and confidence to provide sound
advice to athletes.

For more information on Sport Nutrition: An Introduction to Energy Production and Perforance,
Second Edition,
or other books from Human Kinetics, visit www.HumanKinetics.com or call 800.747.4457.