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The 'Secret' of Optimal Sports Nutrition

“It’s New, Evidence–Based Research Every Serious Athlete, Coach and Sports Nutritionist Should Know About…”

Dear Athlete,

Mention ‘sports nutrition’ to most athletes and coaches and the first word that comes to mind is carbohydrates.

That’s understandable. We all know how essential carbohydrate is to sports performance.

But there’s another essential component of sports nutrition that’s equally important. One that athletes, coaches and sports nutritionists underestimate at their peril.

And that’s PROTEIN.

Because protein is so much more than just an essential nutrient – it’s the largest component in the body after water, typically representing about 15% of body weight. What’s more, most of this protein mass is found in muscle, which explains the importance of protein to athletes.

However, while the basic biochemistry and functional roles of protein in the body have long been understood, there’s still a huge amount of mythology and confusion surrounding protein nutrition – especially where performance athletes are concerned. This is partly because of general misconceptions about basic protein metabolism, and partly because new research continues to throw up surprises about exactly what constitutes optimum protein nutrition!

Now, thanks to some important new work in this area, sports scientists know more than ever about the crucial role protein plays in sports performance – not just on an athlete’s BIG DAY, but in conditioning, training, recovery, injury prevention and more.

Today, you too can share in these breakthrough insights, courtesy of our brand new special report – Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance.

Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance has been put together by Andrew Hamilton, Editor of Peak Performance – the world’s only sports science research newsletter.

He has come up with a thorough, yet accessible distillation of the best practice thinking of four leading practitioners in this area – not mere theoreticians but highly-trained specialist professionals, each of whom deals with sports performance on a daily basis:

  • Amanda Carlson MS RD is the director of the US-based Performance Nutrition and Research Athletes’ Performance. She directs a team of performance nutritionists who develop year-long systems of success for a wide range of professional athletes
  • Andrew Hamilton BSc Hons, MRSC, ACSM is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American College of Sports Medicine and a consultant to the fitness industry, specialising in sport and performance nutrition. As editor of Peak Performance he is ideally placed to monitor break-through developments in sports science’s understanding of the best ways to achieve peak performance. And to bring this information to your attention without delay.
  • Professor Mike Saunders PhD is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
  • Kevin Tipton is a senior lecturer in exercise metabolism in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK

The bottom line? This 103-page timely guide for serious athletes, coaches and sports nutritionists is available as a downloadable pdf, so you can start reading and benefiting from it's secrets as soon as you've made your purchase. This e-book gives you the benefit of literally decades of combined knowledge and experience in performance nutrition. That means they’re able to spell out for you, in words of one syllable (not jargon!) exactly how you can benefit from these brand new sports nutrition developments.

And I should know – I’ve read every page of the manuscript myself. Had I known this stuff 20 or 30 years ago, I can just imagine what times I could have achieved as a sprinter.

It’s no wonder so many records were so recently smashed at the Beijing Olympics!

Now you, too, can share these crucial performance insights…

NB: Each chapter of Protein Nutrition for Peak Peformance is worth more than the cover price of the report. Imagine what it would cost for a 30-minute one-to-one consultation with any of the leading academics and other professionals listed above…

Instead you get the benefit of their collective experience and expertise for far less than you’d pay for a Friday night’s entertainment.

Order your copy TODAY and here are just some of the facts you’ll learn:

  • Which groups of athletes are known to be at risk of eating insufficient protein – and thus undermining their sports performance?
  • What, if any, are the REAL health risks of a high-protein diet?
  • Which forms of natural protein work best – and which are largely a waste of your time and effort?
  • How does the average athlete’s Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein differ from that of a sedentary individual – and are the various national and international regulatory authorities correct in the advice they post on their web sites?
  • What’s the most convenient way to get the optimal amount of protein into your diet – without having to eat absurd quantities of foodstuffs?
  • how can protein ingestion be used to accelerate post-exercise recovery –even following a particularly strenuous work-out?
  • What forms of protein have been proven to reduce the perception of fatigue in endurance athletes, while improving mood and cognitive performance, when administered in a certain way?
  • Which protein supplements are worth taking – and which may be more hype than anything else.

Remember: Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance dissects the major current debates in sports nutrition – an area of fast-changing sport science knowledge that can make a REAL difference to your training regimes and sports performance. It analyses the very latest scientific findings about the central role of protein – then spells out in plain English their significance for the serious athlete, coach and sports nutritionist.

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Every page of this brand new report draws on the most up-to-date evidence-based thinking in sports science research – new findings that probably won’t percolate through to the general sporting press for many, many months, if they make it at all…

So it’s a rare opportunity to assess Best Practice for yourself, and decide how best to integrate these ‘secrets’ into your nutritional, training and conditioning programmes.

What’s more, you qualify to receive this electronic workbook at a greatly reduced price when you order your copy today. Your book can be accessed immediately as a downloadable pdf, so there's no postage or packing costs.


You’ve got 30 days in the convenience of your own home, sports clinic or club to review the contents of your e-book and if you don’t benefit from the wisdom it contains, we’ll give you a refund. No questions asked. Which means there’s no risk to you whatsoever when you order your copy.

So the only question is: are you truly committed to beating your personal best this year?

Yours sincerely


Sylvester Stein
Chairman: Peak Performance

Understanding Protein’s Central Role in Nutrition: Do you have the right information to optimise your sports performance?

Given how many ‘myths’ have been perpetuated about the role protein plays in the diet of athletes, it’s essential that any report on the topic kicks off with a proper treatment of the subject.

So in Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance we begin by explaining what protein is, and what role it plays in the human diet. Then we explain – in words of one syllable – how protein metabolism works, and the particular importance and relevance of protein for sporting performance.

Because it’s essential to understand that protein metabolism is in a constant state of flux. Which means that although muscle and other tissues contain a large amount of stored protein, this protein is not ‘locked away’.

So when dietary amino acids (the building blocks of protein) are insufficient, tissue protein can rapidly be broken down back to amino acid building blocks, which are then used to replenish the ‘amino acid pool’, a reservoir of amino acids that can be drawn upon to support such vital functions as energy production or immune function.

This explains why muscle mass is often lost during times of stress, disease and heavy training loads, or poor nutrition.

Conversely, when dietary amino acids are in plentiful supply and other demands for protein are low, tissue protein synthesis can become the dominant process.

So it’s essential that we athletes maintain optimum protein status so we have the muscle mass we need to perform at our very best, regardless of our sport or event.

But to achieve that, we need to know:

  • how much protein do athletes really need to optimise and maintain performance?
  • should any extra protein be ingested at the expense of carbohydrate, the body’s preferred fuel for high-intensity training?
  • are there really implications for athletes’ health of following a high-protein diet? (Certainly health professionals often express such concerns.)
  • what do we now know about the protein requirements of athletes, relative to sedentary people?
  • how can larger athletes, or those engaged in high volumes of training, get the amount of protein they need in their diet without having to consume absurd quantities of eggs and the like, daily?

You’ll find the answers to these, and other core nutritional questions, only in Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance.

Optimal Protein Nutrition: why quality is more important than quantity?

There’s more to protein nutrition than just eating the optimum amount; the timing of consumption and the type of protein selected can both impact on nitrogen balance; and there are a number of nutritional ‘co-factors’ that are either essential or useful in promoting optimum protein metabolism within the body.

This is especially true where carbohydrate is concerned, because building or even maintaining lean tissue mass is an ‘energy-intensive’ process.

Increasing protein intake at the expense of carbohydrate can be a bad strategy for athletes engaged in heavy training, because without sufficient carbohydrate the body simply switches to other fuels for energy, and amino acids from protein (particularly the so-called branched chain amino acids) provide a ready source of energy!

So in Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance we tell you how to get the most benefit out of your protein ingestion – primarily, but not exclusively, by ensuring that you eat the right kinds of protein, at the right times of the day (to meet your specific training and competition requirements), and in the right combinations with other foodstuffs.

There’s a lot more to this protein ‘thing’ than simply swallowing large numbers of raw eggs!

NB: we also share with you a feeding strategy which, when combined with certain kinds of training, results in a significantly higher protein uptake. A particularly useful training ‘secret’ for anyone who needs bulk to perform well at their sport.

And you’ll learn how to use protein ingestion to accelerate post-exercise recovery.

This section concludes with a 10-point table that summarises the key points you should include in any comprehensive protein strategy.

I’d argue this table alone is worth the price of the report!

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The Role of Protein in Recovery: do you know these ‘secrets’ of maximising both the speed and extent of your recovery from strenuous exercise?

One of the problems with making definitive recommendations about the timing of meals and drinks to enhance post-exercise recovery is the multifaceted nature of the components required for recovery. In broad-brush terms, there are four major nutritional requirements during post-exercise recovery:

  • Water – to replace fluid lost as sweat and to aid the process of ‘glycogen fixation’
  • Electrolytes – to replenish minerals lost in sweat (eg sodium, chloride, calcium, magnesium)
  • Carbohydrate – to replenish muscle glycogen, the body’s premium grade fuel for strenuous exercise, and also to top up liver glycogen stores, which serve as a reserve to maintain correct blood sugar levels
  • Protein – to repair and regenerate muscle fibres damaged during exercise, to promote muscle growth and adaptation, and to replenish the amino acid pool within the body.

To date, most research into performance nutrition has focused on the first three of these factors. But new research suggests a crucial role for protein – a role that is discussed in depth in the next section of Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance.

That’s because a chemical imaging technique called radio labelling has enabled scientists to probe the uptake of ingested protein amino acids into muscle cells.

In simple terms, one of the amino acid building blocks of protein is ‘labelled’ by removing a normal hydrogen atom from the molecule and replacing it with radioactive hydrogen. This means you can see what happens to this molecule using scanners when a subject consumes a protein drink or food containing it. If you take a sample of muscle tissue and detect the presence of radioactive hydrogen, you know that the body has incorporated the amino acid into muscle tissues – iethat protein synthesis has taken place.

You’ll find full details of two research sports science studies using this revolutionary new technique in Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance.

The studies shed new light on various aspects of post-exercise recovery, with respect to protein’s particular role. When to take protein. What kinds of protein give optimal results. And how to mix protein with other foodstuffs for best results.

One particularly fascinating finding: while sports scientists have long known that there are so-called ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ proteins, referring to the speed with which these substances are ingested and synthesized, ‘fast’ is not always necessarily better. Sometimes ‘slow’ proteins are needed.

We tell you when – and why…

A ‘Revolutionary’ Protein Drink for Athletes: how much of this do you already have in your refrigerator? (More than you might think…)

The sports nutrition world is filled with high-tech products designed to make recovery as quick and as efficient as possible. But new scientific research suggests that these manufactured items may about to be overshadowed by something already to be found in many, if not most athletes’ refrigerators.

Before you can decide on the optimal post-training recovery drink for your needs, you need to know something about the body’s principal nutritional requirements – particularly with respect to the role played by protein.

So in Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance we discuss the main components of recovery explaining, along the way, how to go about restoring the body to a position of nutritional balance and using protein as a key part of that strategy.

In doing so we identify two cardinal principles of recovery nutrition – ‘iron rules’ that athletes violate at their peril…

Then we discuss some recent research that suggests a highly effective household alternative to expensive proprietary recovery drinks. The findings are likely to amaze you – and save you a considerable amount of money into the bargain.

Endurance Strength: how to optimise your protein intake and muscle mass for endurance

Endurance athletes face an interesting paradox when it comes to muscle mass.

Bigger, stronger muscles generate more forceful contractions, resulting in higher power and greater speed. However, the weight of bulky muscles imposes greater demands on our limited energy stores, especially in weight-bearing sports.

But as we all know, maintaining adequate sport-specific muscle mass is critical for optimal performance in endurance athletes. The question is: how to go about doing so to best effect?

We tackle this topic head-on in the next section of Protein Nutrition for Peak Performance.

First we examine the issue of how much muscle an endurance athlete actually needs. Then we discuss the various dietary strategies for building and maintaining muscle mass – from the perspective of an endurance athlete.

You’ll learn how to use a protein-centred nutritional strategy to build optimal levels of muscle, reduce markers of post-exercise muscle damage and soreness in endurance athletes, and how to improve performance in subsequent exercise.

Along the way we discuss some commonly-taken supplements – and whether they’re really worth the considerable amounts of money spent on them. You’re sure to be interested in our findings…

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