Nutrient Timing epub
Fueling Strategies to Unlock Peak Performance
Author: Lauren Link
Whether you’re an endurance runner, a team sport competitor, or a strength and power athlete, Nutrient Timing: Fueling Strategies to Unlock Peak Performance gives you science-backed advice that has been translated into practical recommendations to help optimize your training, boost performance, and accelerate recovery.
Learn why nutrient timing matters and how to identify your specific timing needs. Find carb, protein, fat, fluid, and supplement recommendations—for before, during, and after training or competition—that are specific to your situation, activity level, and sport. Use the sample nutrition plans and case studies for various sports and situations to help facilitate the implementation of those recommendations. Get time-saving food prep and meal planning tips to help keep your unique nutrition plan on track. And if your goal is to gain muscle, lose fat, or recover from an injury, that’s covered as well.
If you want to train hard, perform to the best of your ability, recover quickly, and maintain a competitive edge over your opponent, let Nutrient Timing be your guide. It will give you insight into the ideal types of nutrients to consume, their quantities, and their timing to enhance your performance and achieve your goals.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.
AudienceHigh-level, motivated athletes looking to maximize their performance as much as possible through nutrition; reference for nutrition professionals, personal trainers, and performance coaches working with these athletes.
Chapter 1. Not What, but When? Why Nutrient Timing Matters
Chapter 2. Identify Your Timing Needs
Chapter 3. Go Harder for Longer With Carbohydrates
Chapter 4. Recover Faster With Protein
Chapter 5. Meet Energy Needs With Fat
Chapter 6. Elevate Performance With Vitamins and Minerals
Chapter 7. Sustain High Performance With Hydration
Chapter 8. Gain the Edge With Supplements
Part II. Fine-Tune Your Fueling for Any Schedule
Chapter 9. Strategies for Training and Competition
Chapter 10. Endurance Training and Competition
Chapter 11. Strength, Power, and Team Sport Training and Competition
Chapter 12. Special Considerations
Chapter 13. Prep and Plan Ahead
—Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDS-S, Assistant Athletics Director for Performance Nutrition & Clinical Wellness at the University of Texas, Past President of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association, and Owner of Amy Culp Nutrition
“Being able to readily implement solid nutrition strategies is critical to unleashing peak athletic performance. However, there is often a lack of evidence-based sports nutrition books and resources that provide these strategies in a format that is easy to follow, with actionable takeaways. In Nutrient Timing, athletes can tap into the essential knowledge they need to excel. This book is your comprehensive guide to fueling your body effectively, with a focus on science-supported, actionable solutions. Whether you're seeking to optimize energy, enhance recovery, or simply build better nutrition habits, this book provides the tools and insights to take your performance to the next level.”
—Jessica Isaacs, RD, CSSD, Private Practice Sports Dietitian With Experience in Collegiate and NBA Basketball
“Lauren always keeps it real. Buying in to what she told me and trusting her as the expert in nutrition is a big part of what helped me be successful in college and take my game to the next level in the NFL.”
—Rondale Moore, Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals