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Sports Beverages for Optimizing Physical Performance

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Beverage Impacts on Health and Nutrition

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Many different factors combine to produce a successful performance in sporting contests, with genetic endowment playing a large role. Other factors also intervene, but many of these also have a genetic basis, including the ability to adapt to a training program and probably also the psychological factors that encompass motivation, competitiveness, and tactical awareness. Consistent intensive training is a major factor in the success of most elite performers, but there is a limit to the training load that can be sustained without illness or injury. Of those factors that can be altered by conscious effort, nutrition, which is perhaps only a very small part of the overall picture, is of considerable importance because it is arguably the factor that athletes can most tightly control.

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Maughan, R.J., Shirreffs, S.M. (2016). Sports Beverages for Optimizing Physical Performance. In: Wilson, T., Temple, N. (eds) Beverage Impacts on Health and Nutrition. Nutrition and Health. Humana Press, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23672-8_15

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