He must rise at five in the morning, run half a mile at the top of his speed up hill, and then walk six miles at a moderate pace, coming in about seven to breakfast, which should consist of beef steak or mutton chop, under-done, with stale bread and old beer.
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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 comprehensive—yet accessible—text, 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.
Part 1 Sports Nutrition Principles for Athletes Chapter 1 Nutrition and Fuel Systems for Sports Chapter 2 Protein for Growth and Maintenance Chapter 3 Carbohydrate for Energy Chapter 4 Calcium, Iron and Vitamins for Health and Performance Chapter 5 Liquids for Hydration, Cooling, and Energy
Part 2 Practical Sports Nutrition for Athletes Chapter 6 Digestion and Timing of Meals/Snacks Chapter 7 Eating and Drinking Before, During, and After Sport Chapter 8 Nutritional Supplements Chapter 9 Food Choices for the Athlete’s Kitchen Chapter 10 Vegetarian Athletes Chapter 11 Restaurant and Road Trip Meals
Part 3 Weight Management for Athletes Chapter 12 Muscle and Weight Gain Strategies Chapter 13 Fat Burning and Weight Loss Strategies Chapter 14 Nutrition for Specific Sports
Appendix: Nutrient Food Values
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
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. Glenn’s 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
Jeni Pearce-- Head of Performance Nutrition, English Institute of
“Gold Medal Nutrition offers concise advice that can
help you confidently enjoy a winning sports diet.”
"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."