Gold Medal Nutrition - 4th Edition

By Glenn Cardwell, Sports Dietition

Significantly expanded and updated, this popular Australian sports nutrition manual is back and more relevant to athletes than ever. The fourth edition sports a new look, improved illustrations and new discussions of key topics like cramps, the stitch and sports drinks. Clear and concise, it is a practical resource for recreational and elite athletes, coaches and health professionals who want to keep up on the changing world of sports nutrition--but dont have time. With the easy-to-follow format, in Gold Medal Nutrition readers can find advice they need in a matter of seconds.

The text's discussion of the physiology behind fuel intake and muscle contraction will be useful to athletes who want to gain a competitive edge in any sport. The book explains how to build endurance and energy with the right mix of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and liquids. Particularly helpful are the sound tips for burning fat, building muscle, and losing weight safely and sensibly. Readers will feel more confident eating out, reading food labels, and even choosing snacks as they integrate these guidelines into their daily lives.

Glenn Cardwell is an accredited practicing dietitian and sports dietitian in Western Australia. While previous editions of his book have been used primarily in Australia, Gold Medal Nutrition, Fourth Edition, contains universal principles that anyone will find useful. In his comprehensive-but not overwhelming-text, the author clarifies how to:

Gold Medal Nutrition, Fourth Edition, is well organized, making it easy to navigate. Part I discusses the fuel systems used in generating muscle power, gives the principles of good nutrition for healthy body functioning, and covers key aspects of sports nutrition. Part II delves into the cooking and food-purchasing habits athletes need in order to perform at their best. Athletes will learn what to eat before, during, and after participation in sport. In part III, the author covers a concern of most athletes: how to control their body fat and gain muscle.

Get a gold medal in sports nutrition with this clear and concise guide!

About the Author

Glenn Cardwell is a qualified Sports Dietitian and an Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than 25 years of experience. He has advised athletes from junior ranks through elite levels, and he has run courses for fitness leaders and personal trainers since 1986. He lectures in sports nutrition at Edith Cowan University, and he is a guest lecturer at Curtin University, both in Western Australia.

Cardwell helped to establish Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA), a professional body of qualified sports dietitians, in 1996, and he has been their newsletter and fact sheet editor since SDA's. He was the sports nutrition consultant to the West Coast Eagles (Australian Football League) for 14 seasons, the Perth Wildcats (National Basketball League) for five seasons, and Fitness Western Australia for 18 years. He has written many articles on sports nutrition for magazines and professional newsletters.

In 2002, Cardwell was privileged to accompany Australian fast bowler Brett Lee to Chicago, USA, to study his sweat composition and losses. In 2003, Cardwell was made a life member of Nutrition Australia for services to nutrition education, and judged Professional Speaker of the Year by the National Speakers Association of Australia (WA Chapter).


Foreword by Louise Burke, PhD, APD, FACSM, head of sports nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport Preface

Part I. Sports Nutrition Principles for Athletes

Chapter 1. Nutrition and Fuel Systems for Sport

Chapter 2. Protein for Growth and Maintenance

Chapter 3. Carbohydrate for Energy

Chapter 4. Calcium, Iron and Vitamins for Health and Performance

Chapter 5. Liquids for Hydration, Cooling and Energy

Part II. Practical Food Choices for Training and Competition

Chapter 6. Digestion and Timing of Meals

Chapter 7. What to Eat Before, During and After Exercis


Chapter 8. Nutritional Supplements

Chapter 9. Food Choices for the Athlete's Kitchen

Chapter 10. Meals in Restaurants and on Road Trips

Part III. Weight Management for Athletes

Chapter 11. Muscle Building and Weight Gain Strategies

Chapter 12. Fat Burning and Weight Loss Strategies

Conversion Chart
Nutrient Food Value Chart

A practical reference for health and fitness professionals, recreational and elite athletes, sport nutritionists, coaches, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and physical education teachers.

Gold Medal Nutrition is a practical sports nutrition and weight control book for athletes, fitness leaders, coaches, and health professionals



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