Advanced Sports Nutrition



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In Advanced Sports Nutrition, Third Edition, world-renowned sports nutritionist Dr. Dan Benardot combines 528 pages of the latest research, strategies, and sports nutrition information with his experience in academia and work with elite athletes to help you learn the following:

  • The implications of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and within-day energy balance so you can maintain crucial energy balance throughout training and competition
  • Optimal ratios and quantities of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals for achieving maximum power, strength, and performance
  • How to avoid gastrointestinal distress during activity
  • The most popular supplements and their effects on your athletic performance
  • Strategies for balancing fluid and electrolytes to avoid dehydration and hyperhydration
  • How to combat the effects of travel, such as jet lag, new foods, sleep disruption, and high altitude
  • Weight-loss and body-composition issues so you can apply appropriate strategies to achieve the optimal strength-to-weight ratio for your sport
  • Sport-specific guidelines for power sports, endurance sports, and those that require both power and endurance

To further assist you in distilling the science into practice, you’ll find 13 practical nutrition guides in the appendix. Curious about pregame nutrition, hydration, high-carb snacks, or macronutrient intake? These quick reference sheets help you easily apply the principles to your own nutrition plan.

Advanced Sports Nutrition Book Review

“Nutrition is a vital component of student-athlete success—both athletically and academically. Advanced Sports Nutrition provides a scientific approach that is easy to follow so all student-athletes can improve their year-round fueling strategies.”
—John Dunham, MS, ATC, CES, Head Athletic Trainer for Emory University Athletics

Advanced Sports Nutrition offers a wealth of knowledge that is backed by scientific research. Dr. Benardot provides the foundational blueprint to implement a successful sports performance nutritional program across all sports. This guidebook sets the nutritional standard.”
—A.J. Neibel, PTA, CSCS, RKC, USAW, FMS, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Las Vegas Raiders

Advanced Sports Nutrition translates the science of nutrition into practical advice to fuel training and competition performance.”
—Beth Van Fleet, Beach Volleyball Head Coach at Georgia State University

"Advanced Sports Nutrition combines fundamental human performance concepts with state-of-the-art science. Dr. Dan Benardot provides the information in a format that is easy for clinicians and athletes to apply to optimize both health and performance."
—Moriah P. Bellissimo Myers, PhD, RD, Former Division I NCAA Athlete

About the Author

Dan Benardot, PhD, DHC, RD, LD, FACSM, is a professor emeritus at Georgia State University (GSU) and a professor of practice in the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University. He was a professor of nutrition and of kinesiology and health at GSU, where he also co-founded and directed the Laboratory for Elite Athletic Performance.

Benardot is the inventor of NutriTiming web-based and Apple iOS software, which provides real-time actionable advice on energy balance to improve body composition and athletic performance. He is the author of several books and book chapters and of numerous refereed journal articles. As the national team nutritionist for USA Gymnastics, Benardot worked with the gold-medal-winning women’s gymnastics team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He was also the nutritionist for the medal-winning U.S. marathoners at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and he worked with the marathoners selected to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He served as nutritionist for USA Figure Skating for many years and was the Atlanta Falcons team nutritionist for the five years leading up to their 2017 NFC championship.

Benardot received his PhD in human service studies and nutritional sciences from Cornell University. He is a Registered Dietitian (RD) certified by the United States Commission on Dietetic Registration, and a Licensed Dietitian (LD) in Georgia. He received an honorary doctorate from Marywood University for his work in the area of sports nutrition, and he is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Benardot’s primary area of expertise is sports nutrition, with a research emphasis in real-time energy balance and nutrition issues related to competitive athletes. His research has been funded by several organizations, including the United States Olympic Committee and the American Cancer Society.