Optimum Sports Nutrition: Your Competitive Edge


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Provides athletes with a comprehensive guide to the science of sports nutrition, and discusses nutrition basics, carbohydrates, protein supplements, ergogenics, anabolics, and drugs

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Optimum Sports Nutrition

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A nutritional guide to direct athletes, bodybuilders, and other serious and fitness-conscious consumers. Optimum Sports Nutrition this book provides the do’s and don’ts, and the whys and hows of optimal athletic performance. It presents scientific information in an easy-to-read and understand format, covers the best supplements, and what’s effective and what’s not. It offers 600 pages on peak-performance nutrition, vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxidants, and protein supplements, discusses how to carbohydrate-load without drugs, and how to prolong workouts for maximum results. It presents the facts on anabolic steroids, diuretics, amphetamines, and other abused drugs, and tells how to develop a personalized sports nutrition program.

Dr. Michael Colgan, a renowned author, and lecturer, is the founder and president of The Colgan Institute. The institute, which is known internationally for its research in sports, nutrition, and aging, offers a wide range of publications and nutritional supplements. Founded in 1972 in Auckland, New Zealand, the Colgan Institute was moved to San Diego, California in 1982. Colgan was a senior member of the Science Faculty of the University of Auckland from 1971 to 1982 where he taught human sciences and conducted research on human aging and physical performance at the university’s medical school. After moving to the United States in 1980, Colgan was a visiting scholar at Rockefeller University in New York. Author of the best-selling books Optimum Sports Nutrition, The New Nutrition, and Prevent Cancer Now, Colgan has also contributed articles to his institute’s nutritional newsletter Colgan Chronicles. By lecturing at medical and corporate organizational meetings and speaking at various conventions, Colgan has been able to teach thousands of athletes around the world how to improve their performance and possibly become champions.

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  • Paperback: 562 pages
  • Publisher: Advanced Research Pr; 1st edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962484059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962484056
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars   35 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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