Trace minerals are those minerals stored in the human body in quantities of 5 grams or less. Thirteen trace minerals are considered essential for body functions. However, the role of only a few of these in resistance exercises has been examined. This review will examine the role of four trace minerals: iron, zinc, copper, and chromium, in resistance training as well as show the evidence of nutritional and biochemical deficiencies among athletes who engage in resistance training as a part of their conditioning programs. Limited data for two other minerals, boron and vanadium, also will be discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Nutrition and the Strength Athlete|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Print)||0849381983, 9780849381980|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)