Expanded and updated, the popular Gold Medal Nutrition is back and more relevant to athletes than ever. The fifth edition sports a new look, illustrations, and current discussions of key topics, like what nutrients are needed for peak performance, how best to plan food purchasing and how to control body fat stores and gain muscle.
Clear and concise, it is a practical resource for recreational and elite athletes, coaches and health professionals. With the easy-to-follow format in Gold Medal Nutrition, readers can find the advice they need in a matter of seconds.
Glenn Cardwell created a resource that contains universal principles that anyone will find useful. In a comprehensive—yet accessible—text, Cardwell explains how to:
- get enough protein,
- find the best nutritional supplements,
- eat to bulk up,
- select the best pre-sport meals,
- drink the best fluids for sports, and travel well and avoid jet lag.
The explanations 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 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 supplements as they integrate these guidelines into their daily lives.
Part 1 Sports Nutrition Principles for Athletes
Chapter 1 Nutrition and Fuel Systems for Sports
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 2 Practical Sports Nutrition for Athletes
Chapter 6 Digestion and Timing of Meals/Snacks
Chapter 7 Eating and Drinking Before, During, and After Sport
Chapter 8 Nutritional Supplements
Chapter 9 Food Choices for the Athlete’s Kitchen
Chapter 10 Vegetarian Athletes
Chapter 11 Restaurant and Road Trip Meals
Part 3 Weight Management for Athletes
Chapter 12 Muscle and Weight Gain Strategies
Chapter 13 Fat Burning and Weight Loss Strategies
Chapter 14 Nutrition for Specific Sports
Glenn Cardwell is a qualified sports dietitian and an accredited practicing dietitian with more than 30 years of experience. He has advised athletes from the junior ranks through elite levels, and he has run courses for fitness leaders and personal trainers since 1986. As one of the first sports dietitians in Australia, he has also lectured in sports nutrition at Edith Cowan University.
In 1986 Cardwell helped to establish Sports Dietitians Australia, a professional body of sports dietitians, and served as their newsletter editor for a decade. He was the sports nutrition adviser to the West Coast Eagles (Australian Football League) for 14 seasons and established a sports nutrition program with the Western Force (Super 15 rugby team). He has written many articles on sports nutrition for magazines and professional newsletters.
In 2002, Cardwell accompanied Australian fast bowler Brett Lee to Chicago to study his sweat composition and losses. In 2003, Cardwell was made a life member of Nutrition Australia for services to nutrition education, and in 2008 he received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Dietitians Association of Australia.