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"Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance offers the latest research on nutrient timing and explains how to create a personal nutrition plan for success. It is a valuable source of information for serious athletes."

Jerry Palmieri -- Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New York Giants

“Adequate nutrition is vital for performing at the highest level. Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance explains how to manipulate food intake to maximize results.”

Lewis Maharam, MD

"As an athlete, you always want an edge over the competition. Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance explains how to gain that advantage by consuming the right foods, at the right time, for maximum performance."

Osi Umenyiora -- Defensive End, New York Giants

 

About the Author

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, is the president of Nutrition Conditioning, Inc., a nutrition consulting practice. She has master’s degrees in exercise science and human nutrition. She is also a New York State certified nutritionist, a fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a certified ACSM health fitness instructor.

Skolnik is the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Giants, the Juilliard School, and the School of American Ballet. She is a senior nutritionist at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery and part of the New York Road Runners sports nutrition team. Previously, Skolnik spent 15 years working with the New York Mets. She has also worked with professional athletes in football, baseball, basketball, cycling, and soccer; Olympic-level athletes; marathoners; and collegiate wrestlers.

As an expert resource for national media, Skolnik has been referenced in newspapers and national magazines such as Men’s Health, Stack, Self, Glamour, GQ, andReal Simple. She appears frequently on TV and has been seen on CNN American Morning and Headline News, theToday Show, Good Morning America, theEarly Show, Primetime, 20/20, Extra, and the Food Network.

Andrea Chernus, MS, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and New York State certified dietitian and nutritionist. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from Columbia University inNew York. She maintains a full-time private practice on the upper west side in New York City, where she sees many athletes and performers.  

Chernus consults with runners in the New York Road Runners Club and the New York City Marathon and is part of the New York Road Runners sports nutrition team. As part of Nutrition Conditioning, Inc., she also consults to the Juilliard School. Previously, she was the clinical nutritionist for Columbia University Health and Related Services. Chernus’ articles have been published in Training & Conditioning, Stack, Dance Spirit, Bottom Line, and Pointe. She has been quoted in Outdoors, Shape, Self, YM, Women’s Day, andBicycling. She has also appeared on local and national TV.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736087648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736087643
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By L. Lee on June 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
My stars are not based on the fact that this book is horrible in the Kindle form. Review on content first: After many years of interest in my own nutrition, "Clean Eating", and athletics (mainly strength training and running, some non-serious tennis) Little of this information is new. Half the book is a remedial course on nutrition. The breakdown to a NTP Blueprint for detailed eating plan for whatever your sport and weight is something that would helpful to some. I found that I was pretty much on target with what I have discovered on my own - I think nutritional timing is something that runners need to figure out pretty quick. I have yet to see if the few little tweaks I made to to my habits as a result of reading this book are producing any performance results, but I don't regret the read. If you haven't thought about it before, this is a very good and very complete source of information. Be aware that you won't get *exact* numbers - there is always a range of calories (and nutritional distribution of those calories) that "best" suits your activity and weight, so you will likely still require some experimenting to find the exact balance of nutrients that works best for you. Be sure to create a log and take a lot of notes. As for the Kindle... terrible. In creating a Blueprint for yourself (or really, several plans if you are training and competing and/or doing multiple sports) it is necessary to flip back and forth to various instructions, formulas and tables. That is very tedious with a Kindle. Also, the tables are almost impossible to read on the Kindle (and I have good eyes), even when you "zoom in". Get the print addition and a good old fashioned pencil and highlighter.
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One of the most important things I learned as an athlete was that food is fuel. In fact, you'll likely find many athletes eating for performance rather than enjoyment.

Now, certainly a case could be made against this behavior. Nonetheless, if we're to perform at peak levels during our activities, we need to understand not only what our bodies need but exactly "when" it's needed.

That's where this exciting new book really comes in handy.

Renowned sport nutritionists Heidi Skolnik and Andrea Chernus have worked with top athletes, including professional football players and elite marathoners. In "Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance", they've combined the latest dietetic research with practical advice you can use to create a personalized action plan based on the needs of your body, your sport, and your goals.

If you want to know what you'll find in the book, just take a look at the contents:

Part I The Principles
Chapter 1 The Nutrient Timing Advantage
Chapter 2 The Science Made Simple

Part II The Nutrients
Chapter 3 Carbohydrate as the Primary Fuel
Chapter 4 The Protein Profile
Chapter 5 Smart Fat in the Diet
Chapter 6 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
Chapter 7 The Role of Fluids
Chapter 8 The Supplement Factor

Part III Fueling Strategies, Plans, and Menus
Chapter 9 Timing Guidelines for Athletes
Chapter 10 Strength and Power
Chapter 11 Endurance
Chapter 12 Stop and Go

Some of the amazing facts you'll discover is that we all too often ingest far more protein than we need. Yet, athletes do need more than non-athletes. According to the book, "Athletes do need more protein than their sedentary counterparts, but there still is a limit to how much can be used.
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I have been into long term heavy weight lifting for almost 20 years. I am a huge nut about nutrition and am especially interested in it as I have been a year into Veganism. I thought I new quite a bit about nutrition but this book blew me away in scope and knowledge. If you are in any way interested in getting the most out of your training, whether it be endurance or resistance. This is a FANTASTIC book. Takes all the guess work out of sports nutrition and backs everything up with scientific studies. Very cutting edge.
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My husband read this book to fulfill his continued education for his personal training certificate. He said the information was easy to understand and provided a lot of information for specific types of athletes. He really liked this book.
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An essential book for any athlete. Nicely presented. Educational and applicable, aids in reaching your greatest potential. A must have.
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I am using this book for myself and to help my clients and customers. It has provided very solid information on how athletes can fuel their performance. Although you can tell English isn't the authors' first language, they managed to lay it out in clear, concise way.
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Since I am a competing athlete, every little bit helps. This is a good book to learn how and why Macro nutrients function in our bodies for our best performance and health. Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats all have their place in our diets, we just need to know which ones, when to consume them, and how much of each.
Simple when you know.
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I've been working out for most of my life and nutrition has always been a major focus. I've always prided myself on knowing how to get the best results from my fitness and nutrition program however after reading Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance, I realized that I could tweak my nutritional program and with this book's expert info and direction, I did just that and it worked. I saw a difference in my energy level as well as the way my body felt. This book is truly a must have for both pros and non-pros to gain maximum results. I also gave the book to my personal trainer who gave it a thumbs up for its content and direction! Four words...buy and read it!
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