Why is Breakfast Really That Important?

Compiled by June M Chewning Brain health is directly related to blood sugar levels (glucose homeostasis) in the body. The information in this article is taken from the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN) continuing education course “The Science of Nutrition.” There are so many misconceptions and misinformation about nutrition. Everyone wants to believe they are eating to properly fuel their body and prevent disease. There is one clear path to learn how to separate fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition information. For some reason, many people prefer to follow the nutrition fads, instead of trying Read More …

Weight and Performance

By: World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) http://vlb.fitnesslearningsystems.com/enhanced-articles/wt014/video/chapter_10_increasing_muscle_mass.mp4 Each sport will have its own unique requirements for body composition and body weight. Athletes should consider the following when determining their optimal weight and body composition Sport Played Position Played Size Body Build Relative Need for Power and Endurance Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Agility, and Mobility Power-to-Weight Ratio Weight Certification Requirements Body Appearance            www.FitnessLearningSystems.com Copyright Fitness Learning Systems Inc. 2016

How Much Muscle Can Be Gained?

By: World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S). http://vlb.fitnesslearningsystems.com/enhanced-articles/wt014/video/chapter_10_how_much_muscle_mass_can_be_gained.mp4 Male athletes can expect to gain 0.5 to 1.0 pound of lean body mass per week. Female athletes can expect to gain 0.25 to 0.75 pound of lean body mass per week. These numbers are rough estimates. Actual results vary with genetic predisposition and level of hormones. It is also important to consider the athlete’s state of training. Detrained athletes will see significant gains while trained athletes may not. Accredited, Interactive, Online Continuing Education www.FitnessLearningsystems.com Copyright Fitness Learning Systems Inc. 2016

How to Increase Muscle Mass

FLS Enhanced Blog By: World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) This information is from World Instructor Training Schools’ continuing education course: Sport and Exercise Nutrition: Special Considerations. See the full course for additional information on Sports Nutrition. Click Here for more information on this course. http://vlb.fitnesslearningsystems.com/enhanced-articles/wt014/video/chapter_10_increasing_muscle_mass.mp4 An increase in skeletal muscle requires a well-designed resistance training program that is supported by a properly formulated dietary program. Sufficient calories are needed for muscles to grow. A rough estimate is 350 – 500 kcal above baseline to support new muscle Males should err on the higher end, Females on the lower end Most additional calories Read More …