© 2008

Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements

  • Jose Antonio
  • Douglas Kalman
  • Jeffrey R. Stout
  • Mike Greenwood
  • Darryn S. Willoughby
  • G. Gregory Haff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Basic Exercise Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher B. Scott
      Pages 3-20
    3. Joseph A. Chromiak, Jose Antonio
      Pages 21-52
    4. William J. Kraemer, Nicholas A. Ratamess, Disa L. Hatfield, Jakob L. Vingren
      Pages 53-83
    5. Darryn S. Willoughby
      Pages 103-119
    6. Mike Greenwood
      Pages 121-142
  3. Exercise Principles and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Steven J. Fleck
      Pages 145-157
    3. Ronald W. Mendel, Christopher C. Cheatham
      Pages 159-182
    4. Susan M. Kleiner
      Pages 201-234
  4. Basic and Applied Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Jennifer Hofheins
      Pages 237-249
    3. Tim N. Ziegenfuss, Jamie Landis
      Pages 251-266
    4. Fat
      Lonnie Lowery
      Pages 267-280
    5. G. Gregory Haff
      Pages 281-311
    6. Darin Van Gammeren
      Pages 313-328
    7. Suzanne Girard Eberle
      Pages 329-348

About this book


Millions of consumers want to lose body fat, gain muscle mass, and/or improve exercise performance. In addition to an exercise program, they often look to sports supplements as ‘tools’ to help them reach their goals. This book, the culmination of years of work by the thought leaders in the sports nutrition field will help the consumer, student, scientist, and sports nutrition professional sift through the huge volume of information and come up with reasonable and scientifically-based ideas and conclusions about sports nutrition.

Written and edited by the leaders in the field and members of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements combines basic science with the best in applied sports nutrition. Topics in this book include:

  • Endocrinology and Exercise
  • Principles of Exercise Training
  • An Overview of Dietary Supplements
  • Nutritional Needs of Endurance Athletes
  • Nutritional Needs of Strength-Power Athletes
  • Sports Application of Creatine
  • Eating to Improve Body Composition
  • Pre-, During, and Post-Workout Nutrition for Endurance Athletes
  • Pre- During, and Post-Workout Nutrition for Strength-Power Athletes

But the book covers much more than the short list above. Whether you are a student, scientist or sports nutrition professional, this book will serve as the resource for you in this rapidly growing field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jose Antonio
    • 1
  • Douglas Kalman
    • 2
  • Jeffrey R. Stout
    • 3
  • Mike Greenwood
    • 4
  • Darryn S. Willoughby
    • 4
  • G. Gregory Haff
    • 5
  1. 1.International Society of Sports NutritionDeerfield BeachUSA
  2. 2.Division of Nutrition and EndocrinologyMiami Research AssociatesMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of Health and Exercise ScienceUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  4. 4.Department of Health, Human Performance, and RecreationBaylor UniversityWacoUSA
  5. 5.Division of Exercise PhysiologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"Essentials of Sports Nutritional Supplements … is a study resource for obtaining a credential with the organization. … easy to understand. … particularly useful for personal trainers, coaches and anyone who wants to know the scientific details related to sports nutrition … ." (Jerry Brainum, Iron Man Magazine, July, 2009)