Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123964776
  • ISBN-13: 9780123964779
  • DDC: 613.202479
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 568 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength provides a comprehensive overview to understanding the integrated impact of nutrition on performance. The book is divided into five main themes: An introductory overview of the role of nutrition in human health Various types of physical exercises, including cardiovascular training, resistance training, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, bioenergetics, and energy balance. This section also covers the nutritional requirements associated with various fitness programs, as well as exercise and nutritional requirements in special populations, including the pre-pubertal, young, elderly, and disabled. Sports and nutritional requirements. The molecular mechanisms involved in muscle building A thorough review of various food, minerals, supplements, phytochemicals, amino acids, transition metals, small molecules and other ergogenic agents that have been implicated in muscle building and human performance This book is an ideal resource for nutritionists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, health practitioners, researchers, students, athletes, trainers, and all those who wish to broaden their knowledge of nutrition and its role in human performance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Nutrition and Human Health.
2: Nutritional Supplementation in Health and Sports Performance.
3: Glycemic Index, Food Exchange Values and Exercise Performance.
4: Performance Enhancement Drugs and Sports Supplements for Resistance Training.
5: Exercise and Human Health.
6: Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease.
7: Resistance Training and Physical Exercise in Human Health.
8: Psychology and Exercise.
9: Bone Health, Bone Mineral Density and Sports Performance.
10: Immune Function, Nutrition, and Exercise.
11: The Immune Response to Exercise: Effects on Cellular Mobilization, Immune Function and Muscle Regeneration.
12: Sports and Nutrition.
13: Vegetarian Athletes.
14: Nutrition in Combat Sports.
15: Sumo Wrestling: An Overview.
16: Bioenergetics of Cyclic Sports Activities on Land: Walking, Running and Cycling.
17: Bioenergetics of Cyclic Sport Activities in Water: Swimming, Rowing and Kayaking.
18: Performance Enhancement Drugs and Sports Supplements: A Review of the Evidence.
19: Nutrition and Ultra-Endurance: An Overview.
20: Exercise and Nutritional Benefits for Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury or Amputation.
21: An Overview of Doping in Sports.
22: Nutrition In Paralympics.
23: An Overview on the History of Sports Nutrition Beverages.
24: Molecular Mechanisms.
25: α-Hydroxy-Isocaproic Acid (hica)—Effects on Body Composition, Muscle Soreness and Athletic Performance.
26: Role of Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) in Muscle Growth.
27: Stress Proteins and Heat Shock Proteins: Role in Muscle Building and Sports Nutrition.
28: Anabolic and Catabolic Signaling Pathways that Regulate Skeletal Muscle Mass.
29: Muscle Growth, Repair and Preservation: A Mechanistic Approach.
30: Nitric Oxide, Sports Nutrition and Muscle Building.
31: Role of Nitric Oxide in Sports Nutrition.
32: Blood Rheology, Blood Flow and Human Health.
33: Genetic Aspects of Sprint, Strength and Power Performance.
34: Unraveling the Function of Skeletal Muscle as a Secretory Organ: Role of Myokines on Muscle Regulation.
35: Minerals and Supplements in Muscle Building.
36: The Role of Testosterone in Nutrition and Sports: An Overview.
37: Nutritional Interventions to Reduce Immune Suppression Post Marathon.
38: Carbohydrate and Muscle Glycogen Metabolism: Exercise Demands and Nutritional Influences.
39: An Overview of Adaptogens with a Special Emphasis on Withania and Rhodiola.
40: Anabolic Training Response and Clinical Implications.
41: Requirements of Energy, Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats for Athletes.
42: An Overview of Branched-Chain Amino Acids in Exercise and Sports Nutrition.
43: Water, Hydration and Sports Drink.
44: Physiological Basis for Creatine Supplementation in Skeletal Muscle.
45: Oral Bioavailability of Creatine Supplements: Insights into Mechanism and Implications for Improved Absorption.
46: An Overview of Carnitine.
47: An Overview of the Influence of Protein Ingestion on Muscle Hypertrophy.
48: An Overview of Ornithine, Arginine and Citrulline in Exercise and Sports Nutrition.
49: An Overview of Glycine-Arginine-Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid (GAKIC) in Sports Nutrition.
50: L-Arginine and L-Citrulline in Sports Nutrition and Health.
51: Roles of Chromium(III), Vanadium, and Zinc in Sports Nutrition.
52: An Overview on Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate (HMB) Supplementation in Skeletal Muscle Function and Sports Performance.
53: Role of Astaxanthin in Sports Nutrition.
54: Ursolic Acid and Maslinic Acid: Novel Candidates for Counteracting Muscle Loss and Enhancing Muscle Growth.
55: Plant Borates and Potential Uses to Promote Post-Training Recovery and to Mitigate Overtraining Syndrome.
56: An Overview on Caffeine.
57: Role of Quercetin in Sports Nutrition.
58: Human Performance and Sports Applications of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia).
59: Dietary Recommendations.
60: Nutrition and Dietary Recommendations for Bodybuilders.
61: Performance Nutrition for Young Athletes.
62: Concluding Remarks.
63: Commentary.