Chapter 20. Sports Nutrition: Practical Guidelines for the Sports Physician
- Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2008 International Olympic Committee
Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport
How to Cite
Burke, L. M. (2008) Sports Nutrition: Practical Guidelines for the Sports Physician, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch20
UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
- Published Print: 10 OCT 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405156370
Online ISBN: 9781444300635
- lose or gain weight to reach an ideal level for performance;
- Targets for ideal body mass (BM);
- inadequate carbohydrate intake;
- risk factors for inadequate carbohydrate intake;
- risk factors for reduced iron status;
- pre-event eating;
- fluid and food intake during event;
- supplements and sports foods;
- World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
This chapter contains sections titled:
Issue 1: How can I lose or gain weight to reach an ideal level for performance?
Issue 2: Why am I so tired and unable to train or perform at my best?
Issue 3: What can I do to recover between training sessions or repeated competition bouts?
Issue 4: What should I eat before and during my event?
Issue 5: What supplements and sports foods are effective and safe to use?
Issue 6: How can I achieve all my nutrition goals when I am traveling for a special training camp or competition?