The Athlete’s Guide to Making Weight presents practical guidelines for determining, achieving, and maintaining proper weight and body composition for 21 different sports. You or your coach will be able to create plans tailored to your individual goals. Whether you need to gain muscle, lose fat, or control water weight, this is an essential book.
Part I: Optimal Weight, Optimal Performance
Chapter 1. Tipping the Scales in Your Favor
Chapter 2. Identifying the Priorities for Your Sport
Chapter 3. Analyzing Your Body, Assessing Your Weight
Chapter 4. Charting Your Course for Success
Part II: Strategies for Achieving Your Target Weight
Chapter 5. Building a Solid Nutritional Base
Chapter 6. Adding Muscle, Gaining Mass
Chapter 7. Losing Fat, Winning Results
Chapter 8. Weighing In on Water Weight
Chapter 9. Sizing Up Supplement Use
Part III: Meal Plans for Making Weight
Chapter 10. Building Muscle
Chapter 11. Losing Fat
Chapter 12. Building Muscle and Losing Fat
Chapter 13. Precision Meal Planning System
Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, a nationally recognized dietitian and board-certified specialist in sport dietetics, is the team dietitian for the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. A freelance nutrition writer and editor, Macedonio has authored many nutrition articles and educational materials and has contributed chapters to Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working With Active People (third edition) and Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals (fourth edition).
Marie Dunford, PhD, RD, is a freelance nutrition author and editor of nutrition education materials, including textbooks, consumer books, online courses, continuing professional education courses, and magazine and newspaper articles. She is coauthor of the textbook Nutrition for Sport and Exercise and editor of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals (fourth edition).