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Optimum Sports Nutrition: Your Competitive Edge

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A nutrional guide to direct athletes, bodybuilders, and other serious and fitness-conscious consumers. This book provides the do's and don'ts, and the whys and hows of optimal athletic performance. It presents scientific information in an easy-to-read and understand format, covers the best supplements, and what's effective and what's not. It offers 600 pages on ...more
Paperback, 562 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by Colgan Institute (first published January 1st 1993)
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Mike Spinak
Apr 20, 2013 Mike Spinak rated it really liked it
I read Optimum Sports Nutrition almost two decades ago. For the time, it was quite cutting-edge nutritional science. It It was also somewhat innovative. And perhaps a bit iconoclastic.

I followed many of the suggestions in this book, and they worked remarkably well for me. The benefits were dramatic, even with my lesser physical make.

FIelds such as nutrition, physiology, and biochemistry, have made huge strides in the last 20 years. I imagine this book is now quite outdated, in the face of curr
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Parker
May 08, 2008 Parker rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who exercise for more than 2 hours at a time
Recommended to Parker by: Found on the bookshelf at my gym
Dr. Colgan is intelligent and does a good job of making sure he has multiple studies and resources to back up most of his findings. I do not, however, think that it is necessary to drink only distilled water, and i'm pretty sure it was a typo when he said that an athlete should consume 900g of carbs following a workout. Thats a pound of sugar. Also, the book is geared towards upper level and elite endurance athletes like marathoners and triathletes. Don't bother reading this book unless you're ...more
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