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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Winner!
Just when you thought that you had read the sports nutrition "Bible" (Dr. Benardot's first edition of this book), a second edition appears which is better than the first edition! This informative book is a MUST read for any and all sport enthusiasts who are looking for the cutting edge. Coaches, athletes, instructors of nutrition classes and anyone interested in...
Published on December 31, 2011 by Dr. Walt Thompson

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2.0 out of 5 stars Advanced Sports Nutrition/Every Man A Warrior?
The book itself has good content; however, halfway through the book I found another book printed inside (Every Man A Warrior). I thought it was a book promotion until I looked at the page numbers and realized that the book cut out pages 181-212 (or Chapters 7 through 10). Given this book was sold by Amazon, I am extremely disappointed with the quality that was provided.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Winner!, December 31, 2011
This review is from: Advanced Sports Nutrition-2nd Edition (Paperback)
Just when you thought that you had read the sports nutrition "Bible" (Dr. Benardot's first edition of this book), a second edition appears which is better than the first edition! This informative book is a MUST read for any and all sport enthusiasts who are looking for the cutting edge. Coaches, athletes, instructors of nutrition classes and anyone interested in learning more about nutrition and human performance will gain an edge after reading this book. I urge all of my colleagues and friends to buy this book and read through it carefully. It has advice and suggestions for just about everyone. Professors and colleagues, if you have been searching for that perfect book for a sports nutrition class, this is it.

Dr. Walt Thompson
Regents Professor
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia USA
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book !, January 1, 2012
This review is from: Advanced Sports Nutrition-2nd Edition (Paperback)
I'm a middle-age female with a science background, and found this book both intellectually stimulating and full of practical tips. I'm trying to do everything within my means to stay in shape, and knowing the reason why I need to do something (nutritionally) actually motivates me more to do it, and this book explains the science is such an accessible way that it is a joy to read. I'm going to recommend this book to all of my friends.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The gold standard for sports nutrition, June 24, 2012
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This book is widely considered THE text on sports nutrition, and it's even better now that it is updated for 2012. Sports nutrition is a quickly advancing field and having the most recent information is important. Benardot covers very important information for athletes, including:

* Ratios of carbohydrates to proteins to fats, and how the body utilizes these nutrients. Unfortunately this section is a bit dated and reflects the old 60's thinking that advocates low-fat, high carb diets. I would have preferred more up-to-date information based on the studies conducted since then that show a high-fat, low-carb diet is healthier. There is a lot of research now on the way these diets can both help and hurt anaerobic and aerobic performance, and this information is sadly lacking. This is one of the few "cons" of the book.
* The effects of vitamins and minerals on performance, and how these micronutrients function.
* The best concentration of carbohydrates for sports drinks, gels, etc.
* Which supplements work and do not.
* How best to spread out nutrient intake across the day and before, during, and after activity.
* Specific recommendations for athletes of particular types of sports, such as short, high intensity sports or endurance sports.

All of the material is very well cited and most importantly, you gain not only an understanding of "what" but also "why". The author provides a tremendous amount of information on anatomy and biology to explain exactly how metabolic processes use the nutrients you consume so you can apply that information to your unique situation. This is a must-have book for any athlete.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A textbook on Sports Nutrition - Serious Folks Only, February 3, 2013
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This is a great text book on nutrition and hits nearly every angle of the nutrition plan. At times it is a bit much to absorb, but if you're serious about your education and want to maximize your results then book is well worth the investment. Just don't think of it as a weekend read. It is safer to say, that you should plan on a good six months of reading with periodical follow ups to refresh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for ATCs!, July 24, 2013
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Provides updated, relevant and important professional information. Absolutely essential for all ATC and personal trainers--you won't be disappointed at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brad - Dedicated Minnesota Fitness Workout Guy, February 18, 2013
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This book is good for people who want to take their training to the next level. Knowing what supplements to take and when to time them makes all the difference in the world. This book is an excellent aid in this respect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scientific and Objective Information, July 3, 2012
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With all the fad diets out there, it is interesting to read something about nutrition that is scientifically-based and completely objective. The author sites studies that have been done in reference to every claim that is made. This book is very interesting and informative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars has lots of useful information, August 29, 2013
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read the parts of interest. take notes. consolidate your notes. apply your notes, and watch your performance improve. simple as that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth the money!, March 24, 2014
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excellent book! even though i have a lot of knowledge in the field of nutrition and im always looking to learn more. this ebook is awesome and very informative. a must for anyone looking into being a sports nutritionist or becoming a world class athlete! dont let fad diets ruin your chances of becoming a world champion READ THIS BOOK!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The standard has been set, and it is HIGH!, March 2, 2014
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For those who don't know, Dr. Benardot isn't just some guy with a fancy degree. He has worked with Olympians for, well, decades. His approach to nutrition is not just based on the best science has to offer, it is also based on what delivers a real-world world class performance while maintaining and even improving athlete health.

Fortunately for the rest of us, the approach taken in this book helps us all learn exactly how our bodies work so that we, too, can get exactly what we want from our diets! There is as much detail as anyone could want, while still containing a condensed "here's what to do" segment for every goal. You'll get the low-down on just about every supplement and "ergogenic aid" there is, as well as a specific breakdown of all major sports so that you know exactly what you need based on what you do.

You'll also get exposed to important ideas that you won't see anywhere else, such as dynamic energy balance. Forget about getting your calories for the day, and learn why getting the calories you need WHEN YOU NEED THEM is going to make you stronger, leaner, and better at what you do every day.

Don't go buy a book written by a fancy blog owner, do yourself a favor and learn from the cream of the crop: Buy this book today. You'll thank Dr. Benardot (and maybe me) tomorrow.
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Advanced Sports Nutrition-2nd Edition by Dan Benardot (Paperback - December 27, 2011)
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