11. Nutrition for Power and Sprint Training

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New2,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear3,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs4 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins2
  1. Dr Nicholas A Burd and
  2. Professor Stuart M Phillips

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch11

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Burd, N. A. and Phillips, S. M. (2011) Nutrition for Power and Sprint Training, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 3

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 4

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. McMaster University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905



  • nutrition for power and sprint training;
  • sprint and power training for sport activities;
  • exercise and feeding, two potent anabolic stimuli;
  • general nutritional guidelines;
  • protein ingestion effects on muscle protein synthesis;
  • dietary carbohydrate recommendations;
  • power-type exercises and muscle protein synthesis;
  • creatine supplementation;
  • skeletal muscle mass regulation, multifaceted


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General nutritional guidelines for sprint and power-trained athletes

  • Power-type exercises and muscle protein synthesis

  • Sprint-type exercises and muscle protein synthesis

  • Creatine supplementation

  • General conclusions

  • References