Caffeine for Sports Performance

Author(s): Louise Burke


This title includes the truths and myths about the world's most popular supplement. Caffeine for Sports Performance is the definitive resource on caffeine and its use and impact on sports performance. Based on the most recent research, studies and guidelines, this guide is ideal for athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve training and competition. Caffeine for Sports Performance provides plenty of practical tips for using caffeine and readers will find the sidebars featuring interviews with top athletes and coaches regarding their experiences using caffeine particularly interesting. It provides new insight into current attitudes towards caffeine and how those attitudes have changed over the years.


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Professor Louise Burke has served as the head of sports nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport and served as the team dietician for the Australian Olympic team for five Summer Olympics from 1996-2012. She is also director of the International Olympic Committee diploma in sports. Dr. Ben Desbrow is a sports dietician and senior lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He has worked with many sporting groups, including the 2000 British Olympic team and the Australian Institute of Sport Cricket Centre of Excellence. Dr. Lawrence Spriet is a professor in the department of human health and nutritional sciences at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He has studied the regulation of fat and carbohydrate metabolism in skeletal muscle metabolism during exercise.

Chapter 1. A Brief History; Chapter 2. What Is Caffeine and What Does It Do?; Chapter 3. Where Is It Found?; Chapter 4. How Is It Used?; Chapter 5. Does It Work?; Chapter 6. Is It Safe?; Chapter 7. Should It Be Legal?; Chapter 8. Recovery and Other Considerations; Chapter 9. Will It Work for You?; Chapter 10. Putting It All Together.

General Fields

  • : 9780736095112
  • : Human Kinetics Publishers
  • : Human Kinetics Publishers
  • : August 2013
  • : 254mm X 179mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 615.7
  • : 216
  • : 12 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white halftones
  • : Louise Burke
  • : Paperback