2016.12.16 CSCS Daily Study Question:
As a strength and conditioning graduate assistant, you’re spending the day assisting the athletic training department to learn more about what they do. One of the athletic trainers tells you that the athletic department doesn’t have enough money to buy Gatorade or Powerade drink mix so they’ve been mixing their own. The trainer fills a 5-gallon cooler with water and hands you a digital scale, a can of dextrose, and a container of non-iodized table salt. How much dextrose should you add per liter of water to make an effective “sports” drink? (note: there are 3.785 liters per gallon).
(A) 0.06 kilograms
(B) 0.6 kilograms
(C) 1.0 kilograms
(D) 6.0 kilograms
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(B) 0.6 kilograms
The carbohydrate concentration of commercial sports drinks is typically between 6% – 8%. Per liter, this would be 60g – 80g of carbohydrates. Since the answer choices aren’t given in grams, you need to know how to convert between grams and kilograms. There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram. 0.6 kilograms = 60 grams. A lot of the information in this question was unnecessary and thrown in there to confuse you. Make sure that you understand the basic question that is being asked before you start making calculations.
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 219
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2016.12.16 CSCS Daily Study Question