Special Issue "Advances in Sport and Performance Nutrition"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2018).
Interests: resistance training; metabolism; fat loss; skeletal muscle physiology; fitness; muscle hypertrophy; fasting; ketogenic diet
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Sport nutrition is a quickly-evolving and broad research field: From hydration to meal timing, and from protein needs to recovery strategies. Athletes and coaches need science-based answers to their main question: “How can I improve my performance through nutrition?” Unfortunately social media often suggests unproven and non-science-based nutrition protocols and supplements.
The design of successful strategies to preserve health and long-term performance requires a clear understanding of the contextual influences of training and nutrition in athletes, and of the complexity of training periodization. Indeed, diet and supplementation support should be periodized, taking into account the needs of daily training sessions and the specificity of each sport and performance model. Moreover, nutrient timing, quantity, and quality, and the real effectiveness of the numerous supplements available on the market are issues that are worthy to be investigated further. In addition, the usefulness of different nutritional approaches in sport (paleodiet, ketogenic diet, fasting protocols) deserves a deeper discussion.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled " Advances in Sport and Performance Nutrition", welcomes the submission of manuscripts describing with either original research or systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Protein needs in athletes
- Carbohydrates for athletes
- Fats for athletes
- Nutrients timing for performance and recovery
- Hydration for athletes
- Natural products and sport
- Sport Nutrition and health
- Weight loss and dietary strategies in sport
- Supplements for strength and muscle hypertrophy
- Supplements for endurance athletes
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Sport Nutrition
- Herbal supplements