The SCIENCE Behind Soccer Nutrition is the first book publshed by the Science of Soccer Online. It is a unique blend of science and practical applications.
A Chinese proverb says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. This book teaches players and coaches to fish in the sea of sports nutrition. It offers a set of fundamental principles, built on scientific research that will guide you through the nutritional challenges of training and competing. With these tools in hand, players will be able to decide for themselves what to eat and when to eat. No matter what situation arises, players will be able to roll with the nutritional punches and properly prepare themselves for competition.
Table of Contents
· The Importance of Energy
· Energy and Fatigue
· Daily Nutrition: Maintaining Muscle Glycogen
· Match-Day Strategies
· Recovery: Replenishing Muscle Glycogen
· Tournament Strategies
· Eating on the Run
· The Importance of Hydration
· Are Supplements Needed?
Dr. Jay H. Williams is a Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech. He received his degrees in Mathematics and Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University. For more than 20 years, Dr. Williams has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology, kinesiology and muscle biochemistry. His research focuses on how muscles respond and adapt to activity, inactivity and disease. In addition, he has a long history of working with athletes ranging from kindergarten soccer players to Olympic track and field athletes. Dr. Williams operates the website, The Science of Soccer Online. This site is focused on translating cutting edge research into practical applications for the coach and player. It serves as a bridge between the laboratory research and performance on the pitch.