This book covers the latest evidence-based, practical sports research on how to train and compete at the athlete’s highest level. Whether a weekend athlete who wants to get better or a top competitor, there are component secrets like overall health, nutrition, sleep, stress management, training, and recovery that can be adjusted to greatly change outcomes. Inside Peak:
- Connecting the importance of sleep, digestion, the athlete microbiome, and blood glucose control metrics
- Creating personalized deep nutrition strategies for building muscle, burning fat, or “making weight” for competition
- Rethinking nutrition specifically for team sports
- Learning how elite endurance athletes fuel, including training techniques to boost performance
- Applying the new science of recovery that enhances performance
- Emphasizing the tremendous role of emotional intelligence and mindset in overcoming roadblocks and achieving athletic success (the next frontier in performance)
- Analyzing the qualities of elite leaders and how to develop them authentically
Peak is one of the most impressive and detailed books on applied sports science ever published—a must-have for any practitioner in performance. - Fergus Connolly, PhD, performance expert; author of Game Changer
I am so happy to have a resource to answer questions and develop a short talk for the high school sports team. – Jen O. 12/28/21
Loved it! This was fantastic information not only for sports, but life. - MO 5/2020
The cutting-edge science of sport. The newest information & science behind it for Professional and Olympic level athletes of all types—endurance, strength, team, not for recreational athletes. - 3/2020
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 2.1.3, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.6, 6.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.2.2, 8.3.6
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:
1. Identify two important functions of each of the following for athletes according to the newest research: sleep, healthy microbiome, and blood sugar maintenance.
2. Interpret and integrate evidence-based sports research and literature in decision making
3. Summarize the recommended nutrition guidelines for exercise for calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and fluids.
4. Discuss the major fuels used by muscles for energy and the difference between the needs for endurance and strength/power sports.
5. Integrate relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
6. Calculate clients’ nutritional needs while training with considerations toward fitness, making weight, and adequate fuel.
7. Determine appropriate nutrition intervention for athletic clients at specific times: pre-season, during two-a-day training, half-time, and in all day competitions.
8. List three ways athletes’ needs, plus their eating habits and training and competition schedules can influence recovery from fatigue.
Why we chose this book
Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS, is a popular speaker and very good writer with years of practical sports nutrition experience. The reviews on this book are excellent. We wanted a good evidence-based sports book on how to bring your best game to your peak performance.
About the author
Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS, is the Performance Nutrition Lead for the Canadian men’s national basketball team. He is an internationally known speaker, and conditioning coach. He hosts a podcast where he interviews world experts in performance. Marc has been a consultant to sports teams in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB.