overload, does not follow the SAID principle, can follow the Use/Disuse principle, does not follow the specificity principle or the GAS principle. Personally, I would never do crossfit. Crossfit is not for me, and I feel like although it can put on muscle, it is truly individualized for a select group of people who wish to compete in the Crossfit games. If I were to devise a workout for me, it would incorporate the Bigger Faster Stronger plan as well as some elements of HIT. Ipersonally love lifting heavy weights and building strength, which is why Bigger Faster Stronger would be my preferred method of fitness. What is good nutrition? Good nutrition is having enough energy in the body to maintain high function, while not intaking too much energy. It is all about energy balance, homeostasis between energy in and energy out. All the food we eat containsnutrient density, which is basically just the quantity of important sustaining nutrients present in each serving. While there are many micronutrients that allow the body to maintain function, the three main macronutrients that allow the body to function are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. I will discuss each in more detail. Describe the following for each major macronutrient category (protein, carbohydrates, fats):•role in energy production•role in performance•recommended types (for the generally healthy public)•types that are not recommended•foods that you would recommend within the macronutrient category and whyHow does knowledge of macronutrients help you in your future training endeavors?Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are made up of a collection of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates are essential to the human body because they are broken up into glucose, fructose and galactose, which are then used as energy. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy as compared to fat, which are used more for storage purposes and to insulate heat. Carbohydrates are not stored, and are therefore readily used to be converted into an energy source. Athletes that require high amounts of energy require high dosages of carbohydrates, while athletes that are trying to cut body fat such as physique competitors may reduce their intake of carbohydrates. Minimally processed are preferred over processed carbohydrates. It is not recommended for people to eat sugars and pastries and white breads as sources of carbs, as these elevate blood sugar and cause insulin resistance. Along with carbohydrates, it is also important that trainees eat foods that are high in fibers. I would recommend brown rice, as it is high in fiber and is a clean source of carbohydrate.
Fats: Unlike carbohydrates, fats are stored in the human body as adipose tissue. The human body may only store 2000 calories of carbs, but 92000 calories of fat! Fats can be used for energy, although rarely. Fats are significant in balancing hormones inthe human body, forming our cell membranes, forming our brain and nervous system, transporting fat soluble molecules, and providing the body with linoleic acid.It is important to eat a healthy balance of monosaturated and polysaturated fats. It is
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