Sport Nutrition Strategies for Success: A Practical Guide to Improving Performance Through Nutrition

Sport Nutrition Strategies for Success

Abigail Larson and Kary Woodruff

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This text provides science-based nutrition recommendations that support the optimal performance and well being of young athletes. The authors give an overview of sports nutrition fundamentals, including a breakdown of the macronutrient, micronutrient, and hydration recommendations, as well as optimal quantity and timing of nutrient intake. They also discuss weight management and how to support athletes in achieving healthy weight gain or weight loss; disordered eating and eating disorders signs, symptoms, and treatment; and risks and benefits of dietary supplements.

The text concludes with delicious and nutritious meal and snack recipes and a list of reputable resources. Ultimately, this text is a practical, meaningful, and applied sport nutrition resource for exercise professionals across a wide range of disciplines.

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Abigail Larson

Abigail Larson is an assistant professor at Southern Utah University. She has her PhD in exercise science and is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports nutrition. Abigail teaches concepts and applications of exercise and clinical physiology as well as sport psychology and sport nutrition. She has published numerous articles on the topics of sport conditioning and nutrition; her first text, Fuel for Sport, was published by Momentum Press in 2016.

Kary Woodruff

Kary Woodruff

Kary Woodruff is a certified specialist in sports nutrition (CSSD) and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah. Kary works as a sports dietitian at the LiVe Well Center in Salt Lake City specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. Kary is on the United States Olympic Committee registry of sports dietitians and works with elite athletes.