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Exercise After-Burn, Body Composition Assessment and Disease, and Improving Performance Using the Glycemic Index Course

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Type: Online Course

Item: CIFJ1104


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.

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Learning Objectives

After reading these articles, readers should be able to:

  1. Define and describe EPOC.
  2. Name four physiological mechanisms responsible for EPOC.
  3. Name the factor that has the greatest effect on EPOC.
  4. Discuss the effects of exercise duration and intermittent exercise on EPOC.
  5. Explain what factor of resistance exercise affects EPOC most meaningfully.
  6. Identify applications for which body composition assessment can be useful.
  7. Identify the various laboratory and field methods used to measure body composition.
  8. Understand the principles on which the various body composition assessment techniques are based.
  9. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different body composition assessment techniques as they relate to healthy adults, children, obese individuals, athletes and elderly individuals.
  10. Understand the relationship between different body composition measurements (e.g., body mass index, waist circumference) and risk of disease.
  11. Describe the role that carbohydrates play in fueling the muscles during athletic training.
  12. Define what is meant by the terms glycemic response, glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load.
  13. Outline the formula used to calculate GI.
  14. Explain to clients how foods with low, medium and high GIs affect blood glucose and insulin levels during training.
  15. Understand which carbs may improve  performance during competition or intense exercise bouts versus those that are more suitable for endurance training.

Course Content

Exercise After-Burn: A Research UpdateArticle
Body Composition Assessment and Relationship to DiseaseArticle
Using Glycemic Index to Improve Athletic PerformanceArticle
CIFJ1104Online Test

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