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More than a sports nutrition book, Power Eating is a scientific blueprint for helping strength and power athletes achieve superior performance. All chapters and meal plans in this updated edition reflect the latest research to enable competitive and novice athletes to gain power, reduce body fat, build muscle, tighten mental focus, and enhance training.
Gain muscle, cut fat, and elevate your power and performance levels. With a résumé that includes work with many NFL and NBA athletes as well as world-class bodybuilders, Susan Kleiner brings you a resource like no other.
In Power Eating, Kleiner brings together years of scientific-based research that has aided in the development of thousands of athletes and offers it to you in this one-of-a-kind practical resource. In a world where every athlete desires to gain that extra advantage over the competition, too often attention is given to the latest quick fix. In Power Eating, you’ll find a better way to achieve goals in physique and performance—safely, legally, and effectively. In this fourth edition, you’ll find the latest scientifically proven nutrition guidance that athletes in all power sports require. In addition to the popular diet plans that provide meal suggestions for each meal of the day, you’ll discover new findings suggesting how certain botanicals can improve performance when introduced to your diet. And the completely updated supplement rating system, based on the latest scientific studies, will guide you through the minefield of unsubstantiated claims and help you select the best supplements for you based on their purity, potency, digestibility, and absorption.
Incorporate the Power Eating plan into your training and find out what thousands of athletes already know. Power Eating is more than a book. It’s your path to power excellence.
Part I Foundation
Chapter 1 Eating for Power
Chapter 2 Manufacturing Muscle
Chapter 3 Fueling Workouts
Chapter 4 Managing Fat
Chapter 5 Burning Fat
Chapter 6 Hydrating for Heavy-Duty Workouts
Part II Supplements
Chapter 7 Vitamins and Minerals for Strength Trainers
Chapter 8 Muscle-Building Products
Chapter 9 Performance Herbs
Part III Plans and Menus
Chapter 10 Developing a Power Eating Plan
Chapter 11 Planning a Peak
Chapter 12 Maintaining Physique Menu Plans
Chapter 13 Building Muscle Menu Plans
Chapter 14 Cross-Training Menu Plans (NEW)
Chapter 15 Losing Fat Menu Plans
Chapter 16 Getting Cut Menu Plans
Chapter 17 Power Eating Recipes
Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN, is the nutrition authority on eating for strength, and her Power Eating program has reshaped the lives of thousands. She is the owner of High Performance Nutrition, LLC, a consulting firm based in Mercer Island, Washington.
Dr. Kleiner has worked as a nutrition consultant to the Seattle Seahawks (including quarterback Matt Hasselbeck), Seattle SuperSonics, Miami Heat, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Repertory Project Dance Company. Among her many national and international championship clients are 2008 Olympic BMX bronze medalist, three-time mountain bike 4X world champion, and two-time national downhill champion Jill Kintner; 2006 U.S. women’s ice hockey Olympian Kelly Stephens; and 2004-2006 U.S. women’s masters Olympic weightlifting world champion Trish Zuccotti.
Dr. Kleiner is an advisory board member for Shape, FitnessRx for Women, and Oxygen magazines. She is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and columnist. For her doctoral research on the cardiovascular disease risks of diet and anabolic steroid use in competitive male bodybuilders, Dr. Kleiner received a Young Investigator Award in 1987 from the American College of Nutrition. She is a fellow and cofounder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition as well as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Kleiner resides in Mercer Island, Washington.
Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, PhD, is a leading health and medical writer in the United States. She has authored or coauthored more than 30 books on nutrition, exercise, weight loss, psychological health, and other health-related issues, among them The Biggest Loser, a New York Times best-seller that is the official diet and fitness book for NBC’s hit reality show of the same name. Some of her most recent books are 20/20 Thinking, Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs, and Foods That Combat Cancer. Greenwood-Robinson has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including the Dr. Phil Show and NBC’s Dateline. She has also written articles that have appeared in the magazines Shape, Let’s Live, Great Life, American Health, Physical, Muscle and Fitness, and MuscleMag International. A frequent speaker on issues concerning health, anti-aging, nutrition, and exercise, Greenwood-Robinson is a member of the Dr. Phil Show advisory board and serves on the advisory board of Physical magazine. Greenwood-Robinson resides in Flower Mound, Texas.
“Power Eating covers all the bases and tells you what works and what doesn’t. The book allows you to make an informed, intelligent decision on your individual nutrition needs. I highly recommend Power Eating.”
Al Vermeil-- Seven-Time World Champion (San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bulls), Hall of Fame Strength and Conditioning Coach
“Athletes who understand the importance of nutrition have a tremendous advantage. And the new edition of Power Eating is the cutting edge of sport nutrition.”
Bill Foran-- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Miami Heat
“Susan Kleiner has years of experience in high-performance nutrition for top-level athletes. She opened my eyes to how and when to fuel, pushed me to the limit, and kept me at the top of my sport.”
Jill Kintner-- Olympic Bronze Medalist in BMX and Three-Time MTB World Champion