Bob's 2nd edition of nutrition periodization gives you all the tools to apply the strategy to a variety of sports. No matter what level of athlete you are, the book covers optimal fueling plans for everyone striving for peak health and performance. Written based on science, yet explained in easy to understand terms, charts, food lists, "Fuel Tips" and "Fuel Stories".
Bob does an outstanding job explaining the fuel demands of each training period and the "how to" meet those demands by adjusting your nutrition throughout the year. He also explains key concepts that work synergistically with nutrition periodization; body composition, weight management, metabolic efficiency, and maintaining a healthy immune system.
The book also goes above and beyond nutrition periodization and offers guidance on supplementation, nutrition travel tips, understanding inflammation, iron deficiency and sweat and sodium losses. Bob's vast knowledge and years of experience working with all types of athletes as a sports dietitian, coach and exercise physiologist are unique, as is this book. Bob also practices what he preaches, as an athlete himself; he understands the art of sports nutrition - real life challenges outside the science box. He keeps it simple and real, teaching you how to use an effective nutrition strategy that works.
As a sports dietitian myself, I know nutrition periodization works - from my professional athletes to my age groupers.
Rikki Keen, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS