2016.12.15 CSCS Daily Study Question

2016.12.15 CSCS Daily Study Question:

Jodi is a cross-country runner who trains for about 2 hours per day. She weighs 132 pounds. What calorie range of carbohydrates should she be consuming daily, considering her weight and her training volume?
(A) 480 – 600 calories
(B) 528 – 792 calories
(C) 1440 – 1680 calories
(D) 1920 – 2400 calories

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Correct Answer:
(D) 1920 – 2400 calories

Explanation:
There are a number of calculations that you need to perform to answer this question. The basic knowledge that this question is asking is how many grams of carbohydrates an aerobic endurance athlete should be consuming daily. The answer to that question is 8-10 grams per kilogram of bodyweight.  Jodi’s weight is given in pounds, so you need to convert that to kilograms: 132 pounds / 2.2 pounds per kilogram = 60 kilograms. 

60 kilograms x 8-10 grams of carbohydrates = 480g – 600g carbohydrates. 

Carbohydrates are approximately 4 calories per gram, so 480 x 4 and 600 x 4 gives you a range of 1,920 – 2,400 calories of carbohydrates per day. 

Reference:
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 211

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2016.12.15 CSCS Daily Study Question

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