Many concepts are old or not up to date with sports nutrition science. For example, the authors conclude that there is a need for an immediate protein intake after a workout, but most references were done with whey protein consumed at a fasted state. There are several updated research papers showing that if enough protein was consumed before workout, the immediate post workout protein intake is not that important. The “opportunity window” is much wider than we used to think.
The authors also write many times “exercise” in general without distinguishing between aerobic and anaerobic exercise. For example, the authors recommend to consume protein with carbohydrates post workout, but while it might be true for endurance type of activity, it’s not necessarily true for resistance training.
Overall, I’m disappointed with the information presented in the book. I would recommend other, more updated books, such as:
Sport Nutrition 3rd Edition by Jeukendrup
Clinical Sports Nutrition 5th edition by Burke
- Hardcover: 520 pages
- Publisher: Jones & Bartlett; 5 edition (12 January 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1284101398
- ISBN-13: 978-1284101393
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 2 x 27.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
- Customer Reviews: 30 customer ratings
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