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Diet, Exercise and Fitness Course

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  • Provider: OnCourse Learning
  • Credits: ACE 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise

Help your clients achieve peak athletic performance with new International Olympic Committee recommendations for carbohydrate and protein intake and timing, as well as the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate system. Explore research on caffeine’s use as a performance enhancer and new cautions about antioxidant supplements. Develop a comprehensive understanding of common practices among competitive athletes including “making weight” and replacing fluids to prevent dehydration.


You will learn:

  • How intensity, duration and fitness level influences what fuel muscles use for energy
  • Relationship of carbohydrate intake and endurance training to performance
  • To design pre-exercise meals, training diets, carbohydrate-loading diets, pre- and post-competition intake for athletes based on age, sex, weight, height, training and sport
  • Protein requirement for athletes and why it’s different
  • Appropriate fluid replacement to prevent dehydration and maximize performance
  • Problems associated with “making weight”
  • Role of exercise in weight control
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