with Michael Ormsbee
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Changing Body Composition Through Diet & Exercise

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Overview

Dive into the exciting new field of performance nutrition and get a complete, comprehensive look at your body’s physiology. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Professor Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., offers diet and exercise recommendations to help you meet your needs and reach your goals — regardless of sex, age or fitness level.

Details

  • beginner
  • 24 episodes
  • 12h56m

Included in this Class

1. Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations
33m

1. Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations

Meet Michael Ormsbee and get started with an overview of the performance nutrition field. Discover all the information you need to set your personal body composition goals, and reach them.

2. A Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition
37m

2. A Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition

Feel, look, and perform better! Find out why the proportion of fat to muscle is an effective gauge of health, and how to measure it properly.

3. How Food Is Digested & Absorbed
32m

3. How Food Is Digested & Absorbed

Learn about the chemical reactions involved in digestion and absorption, and the mechanisms of nutrient partitioning, or how nutrients are moved into specific storage areas in your body.

1. Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations
33m

1. Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations

2. A Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition
37m

2. A Healthier Way to Measure Body Composition

3. How Food Is Digested & Absorbed
32m

3. How Food Is Digested & Absorbed

4. Nutritional Needs & Cellular Function
33m

4. Nutritional Needs & Cellular Function

5. Bioenergetics: Converting Food to Energy
31m

5. Bioenergetics: Converting Food to Energy

6. Carbohydrates: Composition, Storage & Use
31m

6. Carbohydrates: Composition, Storage & Use

7. Fat: Not the Nutritional Bad Guy
33m

7. Fat: Not the Nutritional Bad Guy

8. Protein's Critical Role in Body Composition
30m

8. Protein's Critical Role in Body Composition

9. High-Protein Diets & Anabolic Resistance
35m

9. High-Protein Diets & Anabolic Resistance

10. Critical Micronutrients & Water
35m

10. Critical Micronutrients & Water

11. Food Labeling & Nutritional Choices
35m

11. Food Labeling & Nutritional Choices

12. Nutrient Timing & Frequency
33m

12. Nutrient Timing & Frequency

13. Nighttime Eating
27m

13. Nighttime Eating

14. Evaluating Dietary Supplements
34m

14. Evaluating Dietary Supplements

15. Energy Balance & Weight Control
35m

15. Energy Balance & Weight Control

16. The Caloric Cost of Exercise
31m

16. The Caloric Cost of Exercise

17. Exercise for Fat Loss
37m

17. Exercise for Fat Loss

18. Exercise for Healthy Muscle Mass
31m

18. Exercise for Healthy Muscle Mass

19. Hormones & Body Composition
31m

19. Hormones & Body Composition

20. Novel Ways to Change Body Composition
30m

20. Novel Ways to Change Body Composition

21. Nutrition & Exercise: Special Needs
33m

21. Nutrition & Exercise: Special Needs

22. Set Point Theory & the Last Five Pounds
28m

22. Set Point Theory & the Last Five Pounds

23. Choosing Your Nutrition Plan
30m

23. Choosing Your Nutrition Plan

24. Motivation to Change Your Body Composition
33m

24. Motivation to Change Your Body Composition