2017.01.21 CSCS Daily Study Question

2017.01.21 CSCS Daily Study Question:

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A cyclist comes into your office and asks if you have any recommendations for carohydrate loading before a race. You tell her that she can combine three-days of a high-carbohydrate diet along with tapering off her exercise, and complete rest the day before a competition. The athlete weighs 132 pounds. How many grams of carbohydrates should she be consuming per day when carbohydrate loading?
(A) 264g – 396g
(B) 480g – 600g
(C) 1056g – 1320

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Correct Answer:
(B) 480g – 600g

Explanation:
Athletes should be consuming between 8g – 10g per kilogram of body weight. To do this question, you first need to convert the athlete’s weight into kilograms. 132 pounds divided by 2.2 pounds / kilogram = 60 kilograms. 60kg x 8g to 10g carbs = 480g – 600g per day. 

Reference:
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 221

These CSCS exam practice questions were created to help users study for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification exam from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Using CSCS exam practice questions is an efficient way to study the most relevant material for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam. CSCS exam practice questions can help you to remember important concepts and test your knowledge of the material in a no-pressure environment. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designates that a fitness professional has the scientific and practical knowledge necessary to assist athletes to improve their physical performance.

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The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a four-hour-long, pencil and paper or computer-based examination. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam has two sections: “Scientific Foundations” and “Practical / Applied.” Each of these sections consist of questions that the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) feels are relevant to test the knowledge and experience of a candidate for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) professional credential. Certified strength conditioning specialist comprehensive questions from the Scientific Foundations section include anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. certified strength conditioning specialist comprehensive questions from the Practical / Applied section include program design, exercise techniques, testing and evaluation, and organization / administration (NSCA, 2015).

2017.01.21 CSCS Daily Study Question

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