Be assured that when you are ready to push the limits of training and competition, your body is, too! Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, "Advanced Sports Nutrition, 2nd Edition" offers serious strategies for serious athletes. This comprehensive guide includes the latest nutrition concepts for athletes in any sport. World-renowned sports nutritionist Dr. Dan Benardot breaks down the chemistry of improved performance into winning principles that ensure athletes' key energy systems are properly stocked at all times. This new edition features advice on meals, energy and nutrient-timing guidelines to maintain that crucial energy balance throughout the day. Also included are explanations on optimal ratios and quantities of nutrients as well as guidelines on identifying and maintaining optimal body composition for maximal power. Publicity of this title is through UK and European fitness and health magazines including "BASES' The Sport and Exercise Scientist" and "Health & Fitness". It is featured at fitness events throughout the UK and Europe. Mailings of this title are to consumers interested in health, fitness and nutrition. It is also featured in Human Kinetics' monthly "FitNews E-Newsletter" sent to over 10,000 subscribers, and on Human Kinetics' Health & Fitness Blog.