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Age-related changes influence all physiological systems, including those used during exercise and sport. Highlighting masters athletes—older adults who train and compete in organized sports— Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes examines the extent to which regular physical training can impact these changes.
This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, addressing nutritional, exercise and sport sciences, and the actual performance of masters athletes and older exercisers. It reviews in detail many age-related changes that occur in the physiological systems, provides implications of these changes for masters athletes, coaches and clinicians, explores scientifically-based methods to maximize sprint, strength and power, team sport players, endurance and ultra-endurance performance, and focuses on the unique nutritional needs of master athletes.
Each chapter has been written by a world-leading authority in their field. Contributors focus on a specific topic and discuss available research. Incorporating information from studies on younger and older athletes and healthy older non-athletes, they help determine the training and nutrition implications for sports medicine professionals and clinicians, masters athletes and coaches, and future research directions for academic and postgraduate students.
The book includes material on endurance, ultra-endurance, speed, strength and power, and team sports athletes.
Nutrition and Performance in Masters Athletes is highly recommended for medical and health professionals, fellow academics, postgraduates with an interest in masters athletes, as well as masters athlete coaches and masters athletes, and administrators wanting to assist their members. Peter R. He completed a first class honors degree and PhD at The University of Queensland, both of which were focused on masters athlete research.
He has authored five books, published 12 book chapters, and over 50 peer-reviewed research articles. We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.
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This is particularly important with young girls who are coping with body changes that come with puberty during their struggle to be the best at their sport. Nutrition and Exercise Concerns of Middle Age. And how much is too much? Summary Addresses the Aging Process and Its Effect on Sports Performance Age-related changes influence all physiological systems, including those used during exercise and sport. Food for Fitness is the ultimate resource for anyone who is serious about sport or fitness.. What you eat before, during, and after your training can have a big influence on your performance and recovery. How many of them a week am I allowed?
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In the buildup to an event, practice with the foods or drinks you plan to have during the event, adding more, slowly. Some people find that combining multiple kinds of carbs, like glucose with fructose, are more tolerable than either one alone, probably because they are metabolized along slightly different pathways in the body. The big controversy in sports nutrition right now seems to involve high-fat diets, which some people claim are better for performance than high-carb diets.
Do we know whether one approach is really better for athletes? But our bodies contain much larger stores of fat than carbohydrates, so it makes intuitive sense that we might want to become better able to use that substantial fuel source, perhaps by eating a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet.
But in the real world, do high-fat diets improve performance? It depends on what kind of event someone competes in.
In long, relatively low-intensity events like ultramarathons, fat might provide enough fuel. But even then, if someone wants to sprint at the end, they are going to need carbohydrates for that burst of exertion. For more intense events, there is evidence that high-fat diets impair performance. In our research with elite race walkers, we found that after they went on a high-fat diet, they could not train as hard and their competitive results suffered.
Some athletes love them. And we know that high-fat diets stimulate different molecular changes in the muscles than high-carb diets, some of which could be beneficial for performance.
Burke threads this technique occasionally into her own training for marathons and other events, she says. What about protein?
We know that most athletes need more protein than the standard dietary allowances call for, to help in muscle repair.