Macronutrient intake for physical activity

Elfego Galvan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Appropriate nutritional guidelines are an essential component of optimal training programs to aid in adaptations, peak sports performance, and injury prevention. Understanding the latest macronutrient guidelines set forth by the latest research fi ndings and position stands from credible professional organizations that have a specialty with applied sports nutrition can assist dietitians, nutritionists, coaches, and athletes develop suitable nutrition plans that are strategically timed around an athlete's training schedule. Furthermore, it is important to recognize the three main energy systems used to yield adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and the bioenergetics involved in strength-power events, speed events, and endurance events. To develop a nutrition plan, you must determine the total daily needs for both calories and macronutrients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319182308
ISBN (Print)9783319182292
StatePublished - Sep 4 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbohydrate
  • Estimating energy expenditure
  • Fats
  • Macronutrients
  • Protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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