Knowing the basic nutrition requirements and combining them with proper training are the two most important factors for athletes to achieve peak performance levels. Nutritional Guidelines for Athletic Performance: The Training Table addresses these needs on a comprehensive basis from a training table perspective. Offering practical guidelines for practitioners and athletes, the book focuses on the key macronutrients that fuel daily metabolism and exercise training and explores differing needs for various athletes and their individual goals.
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Structuring a diet containing appropriate amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can be a daunting task. This text adequately addresses how athletes can do so in an effective and practical fashion, optimizing performance and maintaining health.
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Lem W. Taylor IV, PhD, FISSN, CISSN, is currently an assistant professor of exercise physiology and Director of the Exercise Biochemistry Lab at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Dr. Taylor is also the current president of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He has participated in numerous clinical studies investigating the effects of various sports supplements and nutritional interventions and their effects on the areas of body composition and performance. This research involvement has led to several presentations at the ISSN, ACSM, and NSCA annual meetings as well as numerous publications in various research journals, published abstracts, and authored chapters in both mainstream and reference books in various areas of exercise physiology and sports nutrition. He also serves as a journal reviewer for multiple outlets and is a member of the editorial boards for various journals in the areas of exercise science and sports nutrition.
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