From childhood to late in life, many people engage in sporst or physical activity. Some want to improve their performance and train for high-level amateur or professional competition. Most have no professional aspirations but wish to improve their fitness and performance.
the newest edition of this classic reference has been thoroughly redesigned to quickly and easily deliver the essential information that health and fitness professionals need to work with athletes of all ages and proficiency levels. Topics are presented in four sections: Sports Nutrition Basics; Screening and Assessment; Sports Nutrition Across the Life Cycle; and Sports-Specific Guidelines. The "At-A-Glance" feature provides sport-specific information for 18 sports.
The fitness experts from the American College of Sports Medicine have put together a comprehensive plan for developing a personal fitness program and sticking with it. ACSM Fitness Book includes a simple and scientifically proven fitness test to determine your starting point and monitor your ongoing progress. The book includes step-by-step instructions; sample programs; and insights on nutrition, weight control, motivation and overcoming setbacks. [from back cover]