Fat Loading For Endurance Sport

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Fat Loading For Endurance Sport

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  • 1. 
    Fat loading is used by endurance athletes to:
    • A. 

      Promote fat oxidation

    • B. 

      Slow the rate of carbohydrate utilization

    • C. 

      Lose body weight/body fat

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 2. 
    The Phinney study demonstrated that fat loading:
    • A. 

      Improved fat oxidation and athletic performance

    • B. 

      Improved fat oxidation but not athletic performance

    • C. 

      Did not improve fat oxidation or athletic performance

    • D. 

      Improved aerobic capacity

  • 3. 
    The Carey study found that fat loading:
    • A. 

      Significantly increased fat oxidation compared to the control group

    • B. 

      Significantly decreased power output during the time trial

    • C. 

      Increased power output during the time trial, but this was not statistically significant

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 4. 
    The Burke studies demonstrated that brief fat loading followed by one day of carbohydrate restoration:
    • A. 

      Increased fat metabolism during submaximal exercise

    • B. 

      Reduced blood glucose utilization

    • C. 

      Improved time trial performance

    • D. 

      Caused athletes to crave carbohydrates

  • 5. 
    Fat loading is proposed to benefit ultraendurance athletes because: 
    • A. 

      Fat oxidation has the potential to meet a large proportion of the fuel requirements for ultraendurance events

    • B. 

      Ultraendurance athletes compete at an intensity and duration that significantly reduces the body’s carbohydrate stores

    • C. 

      Fat loading reduces the ultraendurance athlete’s percentage of body fat

    • D. 

      A and B

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