Manual of nutrition in Cycling: Directions, guidelines and strategies for maximum performance
Dr. Mariano Marino
A complete manual on nutrition, specifically dedicated to the world of cycling.The topics covered provide a detailed explanation of the physiological features of the individual, the ideal diet that is compatible with sports along with how the energy metabolism of nutrients works.It is well known that the competitive season includes several phases ranging from pre-season to the actual competition, each one with specific requirements and objectives.It is important to always be prepared by knowing what to do in each of these phases: what and how much to eat, how to stay hydrated, which ingredients to add in your water bottle, etc. These are all essential conditions to stay in shape and achieve the best results. Moreover, all of this is necessary to provide the correct supply of energy that is crucial for this exciting yet challenging sport.The book also includes information on the benefits and/or side effects of supplements and ergogenic supports.The guidelines are based on the author's knowledge and experience, and consist of plant-based ideas for natural recipes and food preparations.At the end of the book, there is also a section that includes suggestions and tips, aimed at providing a weekly menu, as an example of the best way to eat.There is also a short section about natural snacks to eat during the competition.In conclusion, whatever the level of athletic training or goal set, this practical manual is a valuable support for any cyclist who wishes to enhance the performance and achieve success both in the competitions and in life.