Football is a game that depends on strength, speed and power. The demands are high, the hits are hard, and recovery is key to injury prevention and longevity. As a result, the nutritional requirements for the sport are unique. Performance Nutrition For Football: How Diet Can Provide the Competitive Edge provides youth, high school and college football players and their parents with cutting-edge information on how to gain a competitive edge in this demanding sport.The book follows the annual football calendar – preseason, in-season, and off season – detailing strategies for recovery nutrition and hydration in the summer, pregame meals and preventing injuries during the season, and how to gain lean muscle mass in the winter and spring. Dorfman breaks down subject areas for specific positions and answers players’ most pressing questions on everything from supplements to being a vegetarian athlete. She backs up her advice with the latest research in sports nutrition, yet presents information in an inviting, reader-friendly manner. There are tips from NFL veterans, menu and snack ideas, and best fast foods pick for today’s athlete on the go. Any football player who wants to maximize lean mass, further speed and agility, and become more explosive will want a copy of this book. Parents who want to better understand how nutrition affects the health and safety of their football-playing child will buy this book. And coaches looking for a winning edge will clamor for this information.
About the Author
Author Lisa Dorfman, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., Sports Nutritionist for the University of Miami Athletic Department and Director of Sports Nutrition & Performance in the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Miami, has worked with hundreds of athletes and been a personal nutritionist for many NFL players. She combines her two decades of work in the field (and experience writing two other books) into a comprehensive, easy-to-follow strategy for football players at all levels. In addition, she interviewed many NFL players and strength and conditioning coaches in writing Performance Nutrition For Football to uncover exactly what today’s athletes want and need to know.”Good Nutrition is essential for all positions on the field for immediate energy, mental focus, and good recover” – Tony Gonzalez, Pro Bowl NFL tight end.”About 80 percent of a player’s performance comes from nutrition. It allows athletes to play at maximum potential.” – Andreu Swasey, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Miami