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100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition & Exercise

Author(s): Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Simon Bartlett, PhD, CSCS, ATC
  • ISBN-13: 9780763778866
  • Paperback    256 pages      © 2011
Price: $19.95 US List
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5 Stars! Doody's Review Service
“…successfully highlights up-to-date important principles of nutrition and physiology of sport for both novice and advanced athletes."

100 Questions and Answers About Sports Nutrition and Exercise provides easily accessible answers to questions that athletes, athletic trainers and coaches may have about sports nutrition. Equipped with case studies, quick tips, and testimonials, this practical guide covers topics such as: vitamins and minerals, fluids, medications and supplements, weight management, warm ups and cool downs, flexibility, and more.

Features & Benefits

Provides scientifically based, usable, and concrete concepts

Q&As were inspired by the most frequent concerns the authors have encountered from athletes throughout the years

Major points are reinforced with actual case studies that allow the athlete to put the recommendation into real world scenarios

Provides readers with easy to follow strategies that can easily be implemented into their routine

Part 1  General Sports Nutrition
Part 2  General Exercise Concepts
Part 3  Pre, During, and Post-Exercise Nutrition
Part 4  Vitamins and Minerals
Part 5  Fluids
Part 6  Weight Management
Part 7  Extreme Environments
Part 8  Nutritional and Exercise Considerations for Special Populations
Part 9  Medications and Supplements
Part 10  More Information

Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Lilah Al-Masri, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian and a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Boston University, and  completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine and eating disorders at Children’s Hospital Boston. Currently, she is the head sports dietitian for the United States Naval Academy and is the co-founder of Quest Sports Science Center, a world-class sports nutrition and physiological testing center.

Ms. Al-Masri is a highly sought after public speaker for sports nutrition education and has lectured to numerous athletic programs, clubs, and sports camps.  In addition, she was integral in designing and implementing the sports nutrition program for the Women’s World Cup Lacrosse tournament held in Annapolis in 2005 as well as training personnel from the Ericsson Yacht Team program during the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race.

Simon Bartlett, PhD, CSCS, ATC

Simon Bartlett, PhD, CSCS, ATC has been an exercise physiologist for 28 years.  He has 8 years of teaching experience at the collegiate level and 20 years active duty service as an aerospace physiologist with the United States Navy.  As a naval aerospace physiologist, Dr. Bartlett was responsible for developing and implementing state-of-the-art training programs for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force pilots and aircrew to perform optimally in some of the most rigorous environmental conditions on the globe.  In addition, he trained Navy Seals, NASA Astronauts, and Hollywood movie actors and was hand picked to be the personal exercise physiologist for the Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Team.

Dr. Bartlett's extensive knowledge and experience in human performance enhancement made him one of the most sought-after lecturers in the armed forces, speaking to over 70,000 active duty personnel on topics of nutrition, exercise, and performance improvement.  Many of his program designs have become the cornerstone of much of naval aviations success in developing some of the finest pilots in the world. He was personally selected as an instructor for the Physical Education Department at the United States Naval Academy, teaching exercise physiology and sports specific conditioning.  In addition, Dr. Bartlett was the director of the Human Performance Laboratory, responsible for testing all Naval Academy individual and team sport athletes. He is co-owner of Quest Sports Science Center, a world class nutrition and physiological testing center in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • "This book is written at an appropriate level for its intended audience while providing evidence-based research to support all of its claims. It successfully highlights up-to-date important principles of nutrition and physiology of sport for both novice and advanced athletes. This is a useful book for athletes who want to learn the basic science behind sport while building a strong understanding of the relationship of nutrition, training and exercise physiology. The authors do a fine job of debunking nutrition and training myths while focusing their efforts on supporting claims with science."
    Erik H. VanIterson, MS, MBio, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Doody's Review Service, Rating: 5 Stars

  • “100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition and Exercise is a great addition to any athlete’s or coach’s library. It provides straightforward explanations for key topics that will help optimize performance. The book’s format with easy to read tables and Quick Tip sections allow readers to immediately access the information they need. Perfect for those pressed for time who need accurate information in one convenient location! Also ideal for nutrition and fitness professionals who need a quick reference guide for commonly asked questions."

    - Kelli J. Kidd, MS, RD, CSSD, United States Military Academy, Sports Dietitian and Iron-Man Triathlete

    "Sports nutrition plays such a vital role in an athlete's performance and overall health, yet, this area is often overlooked by even the most well-intentioned athletes. 100 Questions About Sports Nutrition and Exercise is an excellent resource for the entire spectrum of athletes, as it highlights the importance and relevance of nutrition by covering an array of topics that appeal to everyone from novice to professional. The practical information presented is compressive, detailed, well-organized, and allows for immediate application to enhance performance and promote well-being."

    -Nina M. Schroder, MSW, LCSW-C, Former NCAA Division I Athlete

    "Pop culture continues to affect so many areas of our lives. Fitness and diet are no exception.  This book is a much needed reference to anyone serious about the "truth" in exercise programming and nutrition for performance. The authors have done an outstanding job of identifying practical areas that most people are concerned about. They have presented the responses to those areas in a concise and effective manner. This text will be an outstanding reference for the novice developing a program for themselves or the expert looking for additional means to assist them in explaining the "truth" about nutrition and exercise planning."

    -Al Bransdorfer, Ph.D., U.S. Navy Aerospace Physiologist

  • "This book is packed with nutrition and exercise information in a user-friendly design. I'd recommend this book as a resource to athletes, dietitians, coaches, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists, among others."

    -Janice H. Dada, MPH, RD, CSSD, CDE, CHES, "Bookshelf," Today's Dietitian 12 (2011)

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