Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition
Using cutting-edge research studies from leading sports science laboratories, Nutrient Timing shatters myths and misconceptions about how to provide optimum nutrition to working muscles. It shows that when the right combination of nutrients is delivered at the right time, one can activate his/her body's muscle machinery to increase muscle strength, improve endurance and in...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published March 5th 2004 by Basic Health Publications
(first published February 20th 2004)
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Pretty informative. While a lot of the information presented in this book has been disputed (As has everything in the fitness field), the authors present a very valid argument, backed by scientific studys, that present a pretty clear case on why the time you take in certain macro nutrients, and even micro nutrients, can be vital if youre looking for performance based results.
xcellent book in explaining (1) how muscles and muscle-related structures are fueled by the body, and where that fuel comes from within and without the body in order to produce energy, (2) what happens when you exercise and how energy components in your muscles are depleted, how the body reallocates resources to keep up with the stress on the muscles, (3) the impact of these stresses and energy depletion on the body, and (4) how the deleterious (catabolic) effects of hard muscle activity caused...more
This book discusses the timing of consuming specific nutrients in conjunction with your workouts for optimal recovery and improved body composition. An area I completely overlooked before reading this book, the timing of your nutrients could be beneficial and there are studies that provide evidence to the Authours' claims. Dr. John Ivy, who has extensive research on exercise and nutrition, provides supplemental advice throughout the book. I would recommend this book to athletes, weight trainers...more
Technical book on nutrients and the proper time to feed yourself before, during, and after a workout. Very technical writing. I'm reading it in conjunction with a couple other diet books - 'The Abs Diet, Ultimate Nutrition Handbook', by David Zinczenko, and 'Stop your cravings', by Jennifer Workman. All together I'm using them as reference material to build my food strategy - now if only I stick to the plan lol.
I really like the information in this book when I started reading it. The concepts of "when" and "what" to eat before, during, and after exercise were very good. Unfortunately, the concepts got slightly repetitive throughout the book and I think it could have been condensed into a smaller book or even web or magazine article.