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Changing Body Composition Through Diet & Exercise

by The Great Courses
$84.99$234.99

Understand your own body better than ever before.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 24 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Printable class resources, including a complete class guidebook
  • More than 12 hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class 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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Body Composition: Managing Our Expectations
32:44
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
36:46
3. How Food Is Digested & Absorbed
32:14
4. Nutritional Needs & Cellular Function
33:27
5. Bioenergetics: Converting Food to Energy
30:52
6. Carbohydrates: Composition, Storage & Use
31:25
7. Fat: Not the Nutritional Bad Guy
32:47
8. Protein's Critical Role in Body Composition
29:30
9. High-Protein Diets & Anabolic Resistance
35:27
10. Critical Micronutrients & Water
34:39
11. Food Labeling & Nutritional Choices
34:36
12. Nutrient Timing & Frequency
32:37
13. Nighttime Eating
26:35
14. Evaluating Dietary Supplements
33:52
15. Energy Balance & Weight Control
35:01
16. The Caloric Cost of Exercise
31:07
17. Exercise for Fat Loss
36:30
18. Exercise for Healthy Muscle Mass
30:47
19. Hormones & Body Composition
30:56
20. Novel Ways to Change Body Composition
30:00
21. Nutrition & Exercise: Special Needs
33:03
22. Set Point Theory & the Last Five Pounds
28:03
23. Choosing Your Nutrition Plan
29:55
24. Motivation to Change Your Body Composition
32:56

Taught by

Michael Ormsbee
Michael Ormsbee
Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., is an associate professor and interim director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine in the College of Human Sciences at Florida State University. He earned his M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from South Dakota State University and his B.S. in Exercise Science and Business from Skidmore College. His research and expertise involves the interaction of exercise training, nutrition and supplementation to achieve optimal body composition, human performance and health in both athletes and clinical populations.

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