Expand your knowledge and earn continuing education credits with this course covering research on three different topics. Read these in-depth articles to learn more about exercise after-burn, the relationship between body composition assessment and disease, and using the glycemic index to improve athletic performance.
Articles and the test from the November/December 2004 CEC Fitness Research Issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.
After reading these articles, readers should be able to:
- Define and describe EPOC.
- Name four physiological mechanisms responsible for EPOC.
- Name the factor that has the greatest effect on EPOC.
- Discuss the effects of exercise duration and intermittent exercise on EPOC.
- Explain what factor of resistance exercise affects EPOC most meaningfully.
- Identify applications for which body composition assessment can be useful.
- Identify the various laboratory and field methods used to measure body composition.
- Understand the principles on which the various body composition assessment techniques are based.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different body composition assessment techniques as they relate to healthy adults, children, obese individuals, athletes and elderly individuals.
- Understand the relationship between different body composition measurements (e.g., body mass index, waist circumference) and risk of disease.
- Describe the role that carbohydrates play in fueling the muscles during athletic training.
- Define what is meant by the terms glycemic response, glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load.
- Outline the formula used to calculate GI.
- Explain to clients how foods with low, medium and high GIs affect blood glucose and insulin levels during training.
- Understand which carbs may improve performance during competition or intense exercise bouts versus those that are more suitable for endurance training.