Jay Williams is a Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology, kinesiology and muscle biochemistry. His research focuses on the responses and adaptations of muscle to activity, inactivity and disease. He also has a long history of working with athletes ranging from kindergarten soccer players to Olympic tracks and field athletes.
He runs a great blog http://www.scienceofsocceronline.com/
Two years ago he published ‘The SCIENCE behind Soccer Nutrition’ and he has just published a follow up: The SCIENCE Behind Soccer Nutrition: Training Journal
The SCIENCE Behind Soccer Nutrition gives you the “whys” about diet and performance and provides a broad set of guidelines for eating a solid diet. The Diet and Training Journal is a bit different. It is designed as a tool, as a way to promote changes in nutritional habits that will instill a solid diet. In short, this journal encourages you to examine how you prepare for a match and to take ownership of your diet and training. By recording and reflecting on nutritional selections and performance, you will be able to raise your game to the next level.
The Diet and Training Journal chapters include instructions on why and how to keep a diet and training journal as well as detailed information on nutritional choices:
- Why Keep a Journal?
- Making Solid Selections
- How to Keep a Journal
Also included are 12 weeks of daily journal pages - one page for each day plus a weekly reflection page. Match-day pages are also included so that you can reflect on your match performance. An example of a daily journal entry page is shown at left. Click on the page to enlarge.
Both books are available for less than $10 (£6) and I think they are great value for coaches wanting simple information in this area
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