Extensively upgraded with all chapters reworded and double the information and references, Amino Acids and Proteins for the Athlete: The Anabolic Edge, Second Edition reflects the almost rapid increase in data and understanding in the previous few years regarding using amino acids and proteins to enhance athletic performance.
This revolutionary book is written by physician Mauro Di Pasquale, two-time Pan American, two-time North American, and eight-time Canadian Powerlifting Champion. Dr. Di Pasquale served as an advisor to the World Wrestling and World Bodybuilding Federations, has written for many health and bodybuilding publications, and has released several books and newsletters on sports-related issues. In this volume, he imparts his scientific understanding along with lessons learned from his own athletic achievement to provide expert and recreational professional athletes the tools they need to enhance performance utilizing nutrition and dietary supplements as options to substance abuse.
The book starts with a short review of energy and protein metabolism prior to describing the positive impact of supplementation on athletic performance, health, disease, and durability. It exposes the actions of protein and amino acid supplements on muscle size and strength and basal metabolism along with the role of certain amino acid supplements.
The 2nd part of the book, the useful how-to section, Naturally Anabolic, advises the athlete on ways to attain maximum progress while avoiding using anabolic drugs. It offers the within scoop on how to use nutrition to manipulate anabolic hormonal agents naturally, and how to lose body fat without sacrificing muscle. The last chapter exposes the tricks of effective dietary supplements that can enhance an athlete's performance. By following Dr. Di Pasquale's tried and true suggestions, professional athletes will get the within edge over the competition and take their achievement to the next level.