18. Exercise Performance

  1. Dr Susan A Lanham-New3,
  2. Professor Ian A Macdonald4 and
  3. Associate Professor Helen M Roche5
  1. Professor Asker E Jeukendrup1 and
  2. Dr Louise M Burke2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch18

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jeukendrup, A. E. and Burke, L. M. (2010) Exercise Performance, in Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, I. A. Macdonald and H. M. Roche), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 4

    University of Nottingham, UK

  3. 5

    University College Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Birmingham, UK

  2. 2

    Australian Institute of Sport, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168083

Online ISBN: 9781444327779



  • exercise performance;
  • carbohydrate, role in diet of athletes - muscle and liver glycogen restoration, fuel for exercise;
  • nutritional strategies, enhancing performance, recovery - training adaptations;
  • energy expenditure - in physical activity;
  • athletes and energy expenditure in training - the exercise component;
  • basal metabolic rate (BMR) and diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT) - less important;
  • carbohydrate fuel, role in performance - of exercise and sport;
  • carbohydrate intake - during exercise;
  • muscle glycogen concentration restoration - of post-exercise recovery;
  • fluid and electrolyte loss - and replacement in exercise


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Energy expenditure during physical activity

  • Carbohydrate and performance

  • Fat metabolism and performance

  • Effect of exercise on protein requirements

  • Physique and sports performance

  • Weight maintenance and other body-weight issues

  • Vitamins and minerals

  • Fluid and electrolyte loss and replacement in exercise

  • Nutritional ergogenics

  • Dietary supplements and failed drug tests

  • Practical issues in nutrition for athletes

  • Perspectives for the future

  • Further reading