Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: 
Science to Practice

The definitive exercise and sport nutrition book for athletes, strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists and researchers interested in optimizing training adaptations and performance.


Essentials of Exercise and Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice is an up to date and highly referenced assessment of the state of the science and practice of exercise and sport nutrition. It is authored by one of the world's leading sport nutrition scholars and co-founder of the International Society of Sport Nutrition, Dr. Richard B. Kreider. Dr. Kreider has conducted extensive research on exercise and sport nutrition and consulted with numerous teams, coaches, and athletes for over 30 years. He brings a scientific and applied perspective to discussing the latest research and how it can be applied to optimize performance in an easy to understand manner. Additionally, the book provides summary recommendations, training programs, and meal plans for beginners through athletes as well as for individuals who want to lose and/or manage their weight. This book is a must have for students studying exercise physiology, nutrition, and kinesiology as well as coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, dietitians, sports medicine professionals, personal trainers, and sport scientists.

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We all have a desire to look and feel good. Many of us also want to perform to the best of our ability whether it is in the weight room, in sports, or at work. Research has shown that exercise, proper nutrition, and adequate recovery are important factors that affect health and human performance. Although it would seem that educating the public about proper exercise and nutrition would be rather straight forward, there is a great deal of conflicting and confusing information available regarding exercise and nutrition. The purpose of this book is to provide an evidence-based overview of the essentials of sports nutrition for students and practitioners.


Chapter 1 - The Diet Foundation
Chapter 2 - Carbohydrates
Chapter 3 - Protein
Chapter 4 - Amino Acids
Chapter 5 - Fat
Chapter 6 - Vitamins and Minerals
Chapter 7 - Water & Fluid Replacement
Chapter 8 - The Training Table
Chapter 9 - Dietary Supplements
Chapter 10 - Muscle Building Supplements
Chapter 11 - Performance Enhancement Supplements
Chapter 12 - Recovery Nutrition
Chapter 13 - Weight Loss Strategies
Chapter 14 - Weight Loss Supplements
Chapter 15 - Performance Enhancement Programs
Appendix A - Training Programs
Appendix B - Meal Exchanges & Plans



This book has been translated into Spanish by Mayra A. Márquez, Professor Diego A. Bonilla, & Prof. Jorge L. Petro from Colombia.  The Spanish version can be purchased below in the bookstore.


Colombia Book Signing

Medellín, Colombia - February 14-16, 2019.  Dr. Kreider and Mayra A. Márquez signed covers of the Spanish version of the book at the International Conference on Fitness 3.0 and ExpoFitness 2019. Professors Diego A. Bonilla & Jorge L. Petro were also hand to announce the release of the book this spring.  Thanks to all who posted their pictures to Instagram and Facebook!








Get your copy of the latest in exercise and sport nutrition by purchasing the following books.

Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice
RB Kreider

$79.95 plus S&H - Pre-Publication Rate

Available summer, 2019. This book is the most up to date and highly referenced exercise and sport nutrition book available!  This comprehensive book provides an overview of the latest science related to exercise and sport nutrition in an easy to understand and apply manner for athletes, parents, coaches, students and researchers. Written by one of the worlds leading exercise and sport nutrition researchers and practitioners, this book not only describes the latest science but also provides examples of how active individuals from beginners to elite athletes can get the most out of their training by incorporating optimal nutrition and performance enhancement strategies. The principles, training programs, diets, and performance enhancement strategies described in this book have literally been used by millions of athletes and individuals worldwide.  This book is a must for anyone wanting to base their training, diet, and nutritional supplementation program on the latest science to optimize performance.  It is also designed to be adopted by universities teaching exercise and sport nutrition courses and contains learning objectives and assignments for each chapter along with comprehensive instructor materials.

Principios del Ejercicio y la Nutrición Deportiva: De la Ciencia a la Práctica

Written by RB Kreider and translated by Mayra A. Márquez, Prof. Diego A. Bonilla y al Prof. Jorge L. Petro 

$79.95 (USD) plus S&H - Pre-publication rate

Proxima primavera de 2019. Principios del Ejercicio y la Nutrición Deportiva: De la Ciencia a la Práctica es una revisión actualizada de la evidencia científica disponible en lo relacionado con el ejercicio físico y la nutrición deportiva. Su autor es uno de los principales investigadores de nutrición deportiva a nivel mundial y cofundador de la Sociedad Internacional de Nutrición Deportiva, el Dr. Richard B. Kreider. El Dr. Kreider ha realizado extensas investigaciones sobre el ejercicio y la nutrición deportiva; además de intervenir y asesorar a numerosos equipos, entrenadores y atletas durante más de 30 años. Este libro presenta una perspectiva científica y aplicada de fácil comprensión que integra las últimas investigaciones para la optimización del rendimiento. Además, proporciona recomendaciones prácticas de programas de entrenamiento y planes de alimentación dirigidos a principiantes y deportistas, así como a personas que desean reducir la masa corporal y mejorar su composición. Este libro es una valiosa fuente de consulta para estudiantes y profesionales de nutrición y dietética, medicina deportiva, fisioterapia, entrenamiento deportivo y educación física; al igual que, entrenadores personales, especialistas en fuerza y el acondicionamiento físico, entre otras áreas relacionadas.

Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Principles, Promises, Science, Recommendations
RB Kreider, BC Leutholtz, FI Katch, V Katch

$56.95 purchased separately or $39.95 with purchase of Essentials

Available now while copies last! The definitive book for health and fitness enthusiasts, coaches, athletes, and exercise and sport nutrition professionals who want credible information about how to get in shape through proper exercise, diet, and nutritional supplementation. The ultimate resource for people joining fitness clubs, students taking weight training / fitness classes, and students taking sport nutrition courses. Written by some of the most experienced and well-respected exercise and sports nutrition experts in the country! A must-have book for people who want to get in shape, improve performance, and optimize health and well-being! Over 550 pages of research proven exercise and nutrition information, weight gain and weight loss programs; performance enhancement strategies, training programs for beginners through highly trained athletes, & high carbohydrate and high protein diets! 


“This is the most comprehensive, well-written, and practical exercise and sport nutrition books I have seen in years!"

Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN - Cofounder of ISSN and author of POWER EATING

“This book is a superb text from one of the co-founders of the ISSN and pioneers in advancing the science of exercise and sport nutrition. it is a must-have for anyone who wants to keep pace with the rapidly expanding body of research in this dynamic field!"

Jose Antonio, PhD, FACSM, FNSCA, - CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

“Dr. Kreider has done a masterful job providing an an outstanding resource for the people who want to learn more about the science of training and performance. This book is not only an essential reference for coaches, trainers, physiologists, and sports nutrition professionals but also for people wanting to apply the latest exercise and nutrition information in order to improve fitness, lose weight, and/or optimize performance." 

Jeff Stout, PhD, FACSM, FNSCA, Interim Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions, University of Central Florida

“This book contains actual scientifically sound advice that is applicable in the here and now - thus athletes, coaches, sports nutritionists and others will benefit from having this book as one of their resources for performance enhancement an improved exercise recovery." 

Doug Kalman, PhD, RD, CCRC, FACN. Co-founder of the ISSN and Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Nutrasource

“So many books on exercise come from the same old mold and offer little information. This book has broken that mold and presents answers to questions that only these researchers dare to ask." 

Gary Heavin, Founder and former CEO of Curves International


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