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Expanded and updated, the popular Gold Medal Nutrition is back and more relevant to athletes than ever. The fifth edition sports a new look, illustrations, and current discussions of key topics, like what nutrients are needed for peak performance, how best to plan food purchasing and how to control body fat stores and gain muscle.
Clear and concise, it is a practical resource for recreational and elite athletes, coaches and health professionals. With the easy-to-follow format in Gold Medal Nutrition, readers can find the advice they need in a matter of seconds.
Glenn Cardwell created a resource that contains universal principles that anyone will find useful. In a comprehensiveyet accessibletext, Cardwell explains how to
- get enough protein,
- find the best nutritional supplements,
- eat to bulk up,
- select the best pre-sport meals,
- drink the best fluids for sports, and
- travel well and avoid jet lag.
The explanations of the physiology behind fuel intake and muscle contraction will be useful to athletes who want to gain a competitive edge in any sport. The book explains how to build endurance and energy with the right mix of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and liquids. Particularly helpful are the tips for burning fat, building muscle and losing weight safely and sensibly. Readers will feel more confident eating out, reading food labels and even choosing supplements as they integrate these guidelines into their daily lives.
Glenn Cardwell is a qualified sports dietitian and an accredited practicing dietitian with more than 30 years of experience. He has advised athletes from the junior ranks through elite levels, and he has run courses for fitness leaders and personal trainers since 1986. As one of the first sports dietitians in Australia, he has also lectured in sports nutrition at Edith Cowan University.
In 1986 Cardwell helped to establish Sports Dietitians Australia, a professional body of sports dietitians, and served as their newsletter editor for a decade. He was the sports nutrition adviser to the West Coast Eagles (Australian Football League) for 14 seasons and established a sports nutrition program with the Western Force (Super 15 rugby team). He has written many articles on sports nutrition for magazines and professional newsletters.
In 2002, Cardwell accompanied Australian fast bowler Brett Lee to Chicago to study his sweat composition and losses. In 2003, Cardwell was made a life member of Nutrition Australia for services to nutrition education, and in 2008 he received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Glenn Cardwell has done it again! His fifth edition of Gold Medal Nutrition provides sound, practical information for athletes and exercisers. Glenns trustworthy information written in a reader-friendly style is rare and refreshing.
Delia Quinn, APD
Senior Lecturer, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences
The new edition of Gold Medal Nutrition is written in a concise, relaxed style and continues to be based on in-depth reviews and research of the current scientific literature. Cardwell offers a can-do approach for athletes and coaches and provides guidance for a range of popular sports.
Head of Performance Nutrition, English Institute of Sport
Gold Medal Nutrition offers concise advice that can help you confidently enjoy a winning sports diet.
Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Sports Dietitian, Author, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook
"Gold Medal Nutrition is a great source of information for people wanting a no-nonsense understanding of the role that nutrition plays in sport performance. Glenn Cardwell brings nutrition to life in a practical and stimulating way."
Sports Dietitian, EatWise4Life