CSCS Practice Questions – Nutrition Part 3

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Nutrition, Practice Questions, Review Topics | 0 comments

If you answered A. 7000, you  made the same mistake I did on practice exam 2.  I was operating under the assumption that adding lean mass cost just as much as adding a solid pound of fat.  1lb of fat is 3500 calories, so 16lbs over 8 weeks, or 2lbs a week would necessitate 7000 calories extra per week, right?

Wrong.

Adding lean tissue is actually less metabolically expensive than adding fat mass, around 2500 calories.  So the correct answer is B. 5000.  Keep in mind that we are operating under the assumption that all mass added in this hypothetical scenario would be lean, which does not happen in reality.

That’s all I’m going to cover for nutrition on this go-round.  If you want to review this topic some more, read chapter 10 in the book or go through my previous nutrition posts here,

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