Strength and power athletes

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Slater, Gary and Mitchell, Lachlan. (2024). Strength and power athletes. In In Forsyth, Adrienne, Mantzioris, Evangeline and Belski, Regina (Ed.). Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Performance: Science and Application Second Edition pp. 227 Taylor & Francis Australasia. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003321286-21
AuthorsSlater, Gary and Mitchell, Lachlan
EditorsForsyth, Adrienne, Mantzioris, Evangeline and Belski, Regina
Abstract

Strength and power athletes create unique challenges for the nutrition service provider given their reliance on readily accessible sources of information, susceptibility to sports supplement marketing, potentially distorted body image, and challenges associated with achieving a specified weight category in some sports, plus the general void of scientific investigation in recent years relating specifically to this unique group of athletes. This chapter reviews the role nutrition plays in three aspects of training for strength and power athletes: (1) fuelling of sport-specific and strength training, (2) recovery from this training, and (3) the promotion of training adaptations. While the nutritional focus of strength and power athletes has been on skeletal muscle hypertrophy throughout the year, this chapter highlights for the sports nutrition professional that greater consideration is needed for an athlete’s broader sports nutrition needs to support optimal fuelling for, and recovery from, sport-specific and resistance training.

Keywordsmuscle power; strength; nutrition; sports nutrition; power athletes; resistance training; strength athletes
Page range227
235
Year01 Jan 2024
Book titleNutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Performance: Science and Application Second Edition
PublisherTaylor & Francis Australasia
Place of publicationUnited States
Edition2nd
ISBN9781032342740
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003321286-21
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