Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Online Course

YMCA Awards are now offering elearning fitness short courses for everyone to take advantage of.

  • These engaging, bitesize products put you in the driving seat and allow you to explore subjects such as muscle physiology, bones and joints, weight management, principles of fitness and a whole host of other topics.
  • If you’re a Personal Trainer looking to refresh your knowledge, a student studying a physical education or fitness qualification, or just hoping to learn something new, you’ll find something to enhance your professional development, improve your career/employment prospects or broaden your mind.
  • These short courses and eBooks give you a cost-effective way to absorb fundamental information and navigate themes in your own time and at your own pace, providing you with unlimited online access to a world of material.

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

A great Nutrition course to help make educated choices to support your New Year resolutions. This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of the three energy systems, including the characteristics of each system, how they play a role in exercise of different intensities and duration, how they interact and the fuels required for each. The course also explores how we should eat for energy, how we store this energy and how it is used during exercise.

Priced at only £14.00 even better as part of the Gym Instructor Online support you can get 10% off now using Coupon Code – GYMINSONLINE

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Once you complete this course you will be able to:

Energy Systems

  • Explain 3 energy systems
  • Explain the characteristics of each energy system
  • Identify the fuels for each energy system
  • List the waste products associated with each energy system
  • Match the predominant energy system to examples sports/activities
  • Identify the need to eat a variety of foods for energy

Eating for Energy

  • Explain how exercises intensity and duration may affect the fuel mixture
  • Describe where carbohydrate and fat are stored in the body and in what quantities
  • List ways in which an active person can ensure they maintain adequate levels of glycogen in their muscles
  • Describe guidelines to ensure effective fueling and refuelling for exercise

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