NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Second Edition, presents valuable foundational information on the effects that nutrition has on performance, health, and body composition. Whether you work with fitness enthusiasts or competitive athletes, this resource will help you understand and apply scientific findings so that you can assess an individual’s nutrition status and—if it falls within your scope of practice—develop customized nutrition plans.
Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with contributions from 13 experts in the areas of nutrition and human performance, and subjected to an intensive peer-review process, this authoritative resource covers all aspects of food selection, digestion, metabolism, and hydration relevant to sport and exercise performance.
This second edition brings several contemporary sport nutrition issues to the forefront, including recent developments in relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), research related to carbohydrate mouth rinsing, the role of popular dietary supplements, preworkout supplements, and the use of protein and amino acids in improving aerobic endurance, strength, and power. Examine the topic of energy balance and the implications of undereating and overeating. Learn to use popular software and smartphone apps to assess nutrition status. Understand what macronutrients are and how they are metabolized, stored, and oxidized for energy. Use science-based recommendations for using macronutrients, micronutrients, and hydration to improve aerobic, anaerobic, and strength-based performance. Finally, use cutting-edge findings on nutrient timing based on the type, intensity, and duration of activity to help you understand how to recommend the correct nutrients at the ideal time to achieve optimal performance results.
NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition includes professional application sections to draw the connection between research and its practical implementation. Sidebars emphasize important topics, and reproducible forms (a food log, brief nutrition assessment, and goal-setting questionnaire) can be copied and shared. A running glossary keeps key terms at your fingertips, and extensive references within the text offer starting points for your continued study and professional enrichment.
Each client and athlete can benefit from a customized diet tailored to the frequency, intensity, duration, and specificity of their training and demands of the sport or activity. With NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition, you will get an in-depth understanding of how food and sport supplements can enhance exercise and sport performance for optimal training, competition, and recovery.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education course and exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes all the course materials and exam.
Chapter 1. Energy Expenditure and Body Composition Ann Frost Brown, PhD, CISSN
Chapter 2. Nutritional Needs Analysis Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, LD, CSCS, CSSD
Chapter 3. Carbohydrate JohnEric W. Smith, PhD, CSCS,*D, CISSN
Chapter 4. Protein David Barr, CSCS, PPSC*M, CISSN, TSAC-F, RSCC
Chapter 5. Fat Lonnie Lowery, PhD, RD, LD, FISSN
Chapter 6. Fluids Jennifer Bunn, PhD
Chapter 7. Vitamins and Minerals Henry C. Lukaski, PhD, FSLAN
Chapter 8. Strength, Size, and Power Supplements Colin Wilborn, PhD, FNSCA, CSCS, FISSN and Tim N. Ziegenfuss, PhD, CSCS, FISSN
Chapter 10. Nutrient Timing Chad M. Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, CISSN, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA, FISSN and Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D, FISSN
Chapter 11. Consultation and Development of Athlete Plans Amanda Carlson Phillips, MS, RD, CSSD
ABOUT THE NSCA The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
ABOUT THE EDITOR Bill I. Campbell, PhD, CSCS, FISSN, is a professor of exercise science and the director of the performance and physique enhancement laboratory at the University of South Florida, a research laboratory dedicated to innovation in sport nutrition and physique enhancement research. As a researcher and author, Campbell has published more than 200 scientific abstracts and papers in these areas. He is a paid consultant for professional sport team organizations and sport entertainment corporations. He has lectured to audiences all over the world and given interviews on various topics related to sport nutrition and physique enhancement. In addition, he is a litigation consultant who provides expert testimony related to dietary supplementation.
Campbell is the former president and a current fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Campbell is also an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has earned their Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential.
He received his PhD in exercise, nutrition, and preventive health from Baylor University in 2007. During that same year, he also received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for research and teaching. He is active on social media and can be followed on Instagram via @billcampbellphd.