# 2016.07.04 CSCS Daily Study Question

## 2016.07.04 CSCS Daily Study Question:

Happy 4th of July!

In honor of the 4th of July, your school’s athletic department has decided to hold a hot dog eating contest. The hot dogs (with buns), used for the contest, have approximately 300 calories each. Zach, a junior offensive lineman on the football team, consumes 27 hot dogs during the contest. Hypothetically, if all of the calories Zach consumed from the hot dogs were converted directly to body fat, how many pounds would he have gained as a result of this contest (assuming no other weight gain).
(A) 2.3 pounds
(B) 2.7 pounds
(C) 3.2 pounds
(D) 8.1 pounds

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Correct Answer:
(A) 2.3 pounds

Explanation:
Keep in mind that this question is a hypothetical to test your math skills and knowledge of caloric surplus. A direct conversion of hot dogs to body fat (only) would not occur physiologically. To answer the question, you’d first have to multiply 27 hot dogs x 300 calories to find out the total amount of calories consumed during the contest (8,100 calories). Next you would need to know how many calories constitute one pound of body fat (3,500). Divide the calories consumed (8,100) by the calories per pound of body fat (3,500) and you come up with approximately 2.3 pounds.

Here’s a video of the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:

Reference:
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd edition p. 224

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2016.07.04 CSCS Daily Study Question

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