REVISED August 2011. This substantial revision focuses on new International Olympic Committee recommendations for carbohydrate and protein intake and timing, and explains the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and new MyPlate food guidance system. Additions throughout include new research on caffeine as a performance enhancer; new cautions about antioxidant supplements; much more. 234 pages.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Discuss how intensity, duration, and fitness level influence the type of fuel used by the muscles for energy.
- Explain the relationship of carbohydrate intake and endurance training to performance.
- Plan the following for an athlete: a pre-exercise meal, a training diet, a carbohydrate loading diet and intake during and after competition.
- Discuss the benefits of fat utilization during exercise and the pros and cons of a fat loading diet.
- State the protein requirement for athletes and explain why it is different for athletes.
- List three reasons why amino acid supplements are not necessary to increase performance.
- Choose an appropriate fluid replacement to prevent dehydration and maximize performance.
- Discuss the problems associated with the common practice of "making weight."
- Explain the role of exercise in weight control, in regard to body composition, energy metabolism and eating disorders.
- Explain which ergogenic aids are beneficial and which are worthless.
- Discuss some nutrition assessment techniques which constitute quackery.
- List nutritional guidelines to ensure adequate nutritional intake for exercising pregnant women.
- Design a training diet that meets the calorie, carbohydrate, protein and fat requirements of an athlete, based on age, sex, weight, height, training goals and sport.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
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