ISSA Fitness Nutrition Certification Chapter Preview

ISSA Fitness Nutrition Certification Chapter Preview

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Specialist in Fitness Nutrition John Berardi, PhD

Ryan Andrews, MS/MA, RD

Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (First Edition) Official course text for: International Sports Sciences Association’s Specialist in Fitness Nutrition program 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Copyright © 2010 International Sports Sciences Association. Published by the International Sports Sciences Association, Carpinteria, CA 93013. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including xerography, photocopying, and recording, or in any information storage and retrieval system without the written permission of the publisher. Direct inquiries about copyright, permissions, reproduction, and publishing inquiries to: International Sports Sciences Association, 1015 Mark Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 1.800.892.4772 • 1.805.745.8111 (local) • 1.805.745.8119 (fax)

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS John Berardi, PhD Dr. John Berardi made his mark as a leading researcher in the field of exercise and nutritional science, and as a widely read author, coach, and trainer who has helped thousands of men and women achieve their health, fitness and performance goals. Through his highly acclaimed nutrition education and solutions company, Precision Nutrition, John has reached nearly 40,000 clients in 87 countries. Dr. Berardi earned a doctorate in Exercise and Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario and currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor of Exercise Science at the University of Texas. He provides nutrition consultation services for athletes and sports teams including a number of Canadian Olympic programs, the University of Texas Longhorns, and numerous individual professional football, hockey, and baseball players. Dr. Berardi has written and contributed to many books and has published more than 300 articles in major health and fitness magazines, including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Oxygen, and more. You can learn more about Dr. Berardi and his visionary approach to fitness and nutrition at

Ryan Andrews, MS/MA, RD After earning his BS in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado and two Master’s Degrees from Kent State in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Ryan Andrews completed a Medical Center Dietetic Internship at Johns Hopkins—one of the most recognized and awarded research institutions in the world. Ryan has applied his comprehensive education and enthusiasm for helping others to his work as a dietitian, strength and conditioning specialist, and invaluable contributor to various non-profit organizations. Ryan has presented on topics related to fitness and nutrition to numerous groups and has wri