A summary of key points from stacks of research by the leading exercise scientists, including the “real scoop” on over 50 supplements. –Why your own insulin is really your best “steroid” –The latest research on fast recovery after workouts –Daily Trackers, workout logs, nutrient charts –Advice on supplements and illness For both student-athletes and fitness-minded adults –How much protein is right for you Nutrition is the weak link in the fitness chain. Trainers and coaches teach us how to work out. Therapists treat our injuries. But a truly qualified sports nutritionist is hard to find—and unavailable when you need them—throughout the day. This handbook provides the critical link to optimal strength, flexibility, and stamina: nutritional strategies. It’s research-based, accessible and personalized. Without effective sports nutrition, you get sick more often and get stuck in the same old body fat and muscle mass ruts, which limit athletic success. Nutrition makes the difference between 4th quarter drop-outs and 4th quarter butt-kickers, between a so-so physique and the hard, chiseled look.