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Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition + Navigate 2 Premier Access, 6th Edition

  • Heather Hedrick Fink
  • Alan E. Mikesky
  • ISBN-10: 1284181340
  • ISBN-13: 9781284181340
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

The sixth edition of Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition provides students with the latest sports nutrition information and dietary practices enabling them to assist athletes and fitness enthusiasts in achieving their personal performance goals. The authors provide data and statistics from the latest nutrition research and guidelines to demonstrate effective ways to communicate sports nutrition messages to athletes and outline how to motivate individuals to make permanent behavior change. Early chapters provide an introduction to sports nutrition and give a thorough explanation of macronutrients, micronutrients, and water, and their relation to athletic performance. Later chapters focus on the practical and applied aspects of sports nutrition including behavior change through consultations and weight management. An end-of-text workbook provides readers with an opportunity to apply the information they have learned to various real-world activities.


  • Key Questions Addressed sections open each chapter and introduce students to key material.

  • You are the Nutrition Coach case studies at the beginning of each chapter provide context to chapter material.

  • Fortifying Your Nutritional Knowledge boxes expand on timely topics.

  • Gaining the Performance Edge boxes provide insightful tips on how to apply sports nutrition knowledge when working with athletes.

  • Key Terms are bolded within the text and defined in sidebars.

  • Training Tables help students translate sports nutrition knowledge into meal planning ideas, recipes, or food sections.

  • The Box Score concludes each chapter with Key Points and Study Questions.

  • Content related to jobs in sports nutrition has been folded into Chapter 1.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Basics of Sports Nutrition
Chapter 1: Introduction to Sports Nutrition
Chapter 2: Nutrients: Ingestion to Energy Metabolism
Chapter 3: Carbohydrates
Chapter 4: Fats
Chapter 5: Proteins
Chapter 6: Vitamins
Chapter 7: Minerals
Chapter 8: Water
Chapter 9: Nutritional Ergogenics

Section 2: The Practical Application of Sports Nutrition
Chapter 10: Nutrition Consultation with Athletes
Chapter 11: Weight Management
Chapter 12: Endurance and Ultra-Endurance Athletes
Chapter 13: Strength/Power Athletes
Chapter 14: Team Sport Athletes
Chapter 15: Special Considerations in Sports Nutrition

Appendix A: You Are the Nutrition Coach-Answers
Appendix B: The Gastrointestinal Tract
Appendix C: Major Metabolic Pathways
Appendix D: Calculations and Conversions
Appendix E: Growth and Body Mass Index Charts
Appendix F: Dietary Reference Intakes
Appendix G: Training Tables

New to this edition

  • New online case-study digital modules, included in the Navigate 2 Premier product, focus on topics such as weight gain and weight loss, pre-event fueling, post-event recovery, diabetes, and orthorexia.
  • Workbook exercises are now included as an end-of-text resources as well as within the Navigate 2 Premier product.
  • Chapter content updated to reflect changes in the field.