People at my gym talk about protein shakes and amino acid pills.

I always hear people at my gym talk about protein shakes and amino acid pills. People say I should take them, but I would much rather rely on my diet to supply me with what I need. The only problem is that I don't really know what my diet is doing for me. There...

I am looking for any information you might have for hydrostatic weighing.

I am a Physical Education major. I am looking for any information you might be able to email to me dealing with hydrostatic weighing. I am working on a major laboratory project and could use some assistance. The lab deals with percent body fat, so any additional info on that would help also. I...

I am an exercise physiologist and entered body fat of 7% into your calculator. I want to get to 5%.

Hello, I am an exercise physiologist. I entered body fat of 7% and I want to get to 5%. Your Healthy Body Calculator® said I should eat over 4500 calories and over 100 grams of fat! I don't think that is possible, do you? Thank you for your response. You did not provide the other...

How do I determine body fat percentage using lots of fat roll measurements and frame measurements?

I drink only water and skim milk and eat approximately 500 calories per meal (high protein, low fat, high complex carbohydrate, low carbohydrate (sugar?), low cholesterol, lots of greens, veggies and some fruit). I don't snack at all. I think you were right about my BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). I think that is what...

I run 3 miles per day followed by 1 mile walking with a body fat of 10% but would prefer to be 5%.

Hi, I am 5 feet 8 inches, 135 pounds, no upper body (muscle), skinny, medium frame, very healthy and I run 3 miles per day in 24 minutes, followed by 1 mile walking in 12 minutes. The rest of the time I walk to class and study. I probably walk an hour per day...

How can we get my wrestler son down to weight in at 105 pounds from 110 in the next 3 weeks?

I am the 48-year-old father of an 18-year-old high school wrestler. My son's weight at the start of practice (Nov.) was 118 pounds. By working out at practice he got down to 107 to 108 pounds and then starved himself to 103 pounds to wrestle. Right now he weighs 110 pounds after a two-week...

Can you direct me to a nutrition / diet source I can use to educate young basketball players?

I am collecting articles for young basketball players to improve their game. One of the topics is nutrition/diet for athletes. Can you direct me to a source I can use to educate them? Have you read my exercise, fluids, My Plate, protein & amino acids and underweight topics? Try out the Healthy Body Calculator® which could...

I am a 24 year old masters swimmer and getting cramps a lot recently.

I am a 24-year old masters swimmer. I have been getting cramps - calf and toe- a lot recently. On the advice of the coach and teammates, I am taking a potassium supplement and eating a lot of bananas. However, this hasn't really solved my problem. I think now that it may be a...

Your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated.

I just wanted to let you know that your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated on the newsgroups called misc.fitness.weights. The title of the debate is "MetRx Protein Debate". I'm speaking of your protein topic. I'm hoping that you will join the discussion and contribute with some empirical data, as most...

I am working on my thesis about body image of athletes versus team sport athletes.

Hello! I am a graduate student at Northern Illinois University. I am currently working on my thesis, which is, titled Nutritional Knowledge of College Athletes: Body Image Athletes versus Team Sports Athletes. I am having a very hard time locating current research done on this topic. I have looked in the Journal of Nutrition...

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