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Nutrition and the Strength Athlete by Catherine G. R. Jackson, ISBN-13: 978-0849381980



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ CRC Press; 1st edition (November 21, 2000)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 328 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0849381983
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0849381980

Nutrition and the Strength Athlete is an authoritative, scientifically based text that addresses virtually every aspect of nutrition as it pertains to the strength athlete. The book begins with an extensive review of the parameters defining resistance training. Subsequent chapters cover areas of interest to those who participate in resistance training, such as energy-yielding nutrients, vitamins and minerals, dietary supplements, hormones, hydration, and nutritional considerations to support the immune system . The book concludes with nutritional concerns for women who resistance train and strength athletes who play tennis.

This definitive work discusses the following:

  • An overview of studies done on weight training
  • Anabolic / androgenic steroid use
  • Traditional nutritional and energy requirements and the most recent findings on supplementation – including vitamin, amino acid, and phosphagen supplements
  • Various classes of strength-trained athletes and the regimens of strength training

Each chapter is written by an experienced and highly regarded researcher and/or practitioner in the respective area. In fact, all of the authors participate in strength training as part of their lifestyle, making this book unique in its approach to Nutrition and the Strength Athlete.

About the Author

Catherine G. Ratzin Jackson, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., is professor and chair of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. She received her B.A. degree in chemistry and physics and her M.A. in chemistry from Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. Her Ph.D. in exercise physiology was from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As part of her Ph.D. training she attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver. Dr. Jackson has served in research and teaching positions in higher education for the last 18 years. She has also conducted basic research into long-term spaceflight by means of faculty fellowships at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, through the NASA/ASEE program at Stanford University, Stanford, California, and was a NASA/JOVE fellow., Dr. Jackson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), twice a former President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ACSM, and has served the College on national committees. Other avocations have included the presidency of the Western States Association of Faculty Governance and 18 years as a competitor in the sport of fencing. She was twice the State of Colorado Womens’ Champion. She was also trained in management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts., Dr. Jackson is a frequent contributor to the CRC Series on Nutrition in Exercise and Sport. Her first book, published by CRC Press, was Nutrition for the Recreational Athlete.


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