2017.03.01 CSCS Daily Study Question:
Tariq is a 20-year old, male, college baseball player. He is 5’10 inches tall and weighs 176 pounds. Given his size and sport, how many calories of carbohydrates should Tariq be consuming daily to support his level of activity?
(A) 640 – 960 calories
(B) 1,600 – 1,920 calories
(C) 2,800 – 3,200 calories
(D) 3,520 – 4,224 calories
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(B) 1,600 – 1,920 calories
There are three parts to this question:
First, calculations for amount of macronutrient consumed (protein, carbs, or lipids) is by gram per kilogram (NOT pound) of body weight. You need to convert the athlete’s weight from pounds into kilograms. 176 pounds divided by 2.2 pounds per kilogram = 80 kilograms.
Second, you need to know what the recommended daily amount of carbs is for a strength, sprint, or skill athlete. These athletes should be consuming about 5 – 6 grams per kilogram of body weight per day.
Third, you need to know how many calories there are per gram of carbohydrate. There are 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate.
In total, 176 pounds divided by 2.2 pounds per kilogram = 80 kilograms of body weight.
80 kilograms of body weight x 5 – 6 grams carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight = 400 – 480 grams of carbs per day.
400 – 480 grams of carbs x 4 calories per gram of carbs = 1,600 – 1,920 calories of carbohydrates per day.
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2017.03.01 CSCS Daily Study Question