A couple of months ago, I had the unique honor of being asked to read a preview of a book that one of my Team Rev3 teammates, Jennifer Giles, had written regarding optimal nutrition strategies for swimmers.
Jenn is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She has an impressive background – double masters in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University. Additionally, as a majorly awesome athlete in her own right, she is, in my opinion, uniquely qualified to write a book advising proper nutrition strategies for athletes…in this case swimmers.
The book is a really good read. It’s a relatively short read, packed full of good insights and information. Jenn devotes a full chapter to water & hydration – elements that swimmers in particular often neglect to focus on. I particularly enjoyed several other aspects about the book – I loved her discussion of both macro and micro nutrients and how we need each. As a parent, I also really appreciated Jenn’s focus on the family dinner as a training table.
I’d encourage you to go download a copy of the eBook and read it. I’m sure that you will walk away with the same conclusions that I did – that far too often we are self-imposing limitations on performance through improper diet and nutrition strategies.
The book retails for $19.99, but you can get a $10 off coupon on the eStore. Click HERE to check out the book.