Nutrition for Muscle Building
This continuing education course provides an overview of the physiology of muscle protein synthesis and gives a detailed plan for issuing protein recommendations based on individual needs, the role of other nutrients in muscle growth, and current factors and diet trends, including how they can impact protein intake. Finally, it explains the role of dietitians in providing the best support for their clients.
Course content was written and updated (August 2023) by Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, CSCS, a performance dietitian living in Northern Virginia. She is the creator of the websites Sarah Pflugradt Nutrition and Fueling Active Kids.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Distinguish between the roles of protein and carbohydrates in muscle building.
- Apply pre- and postexercise nutrition prescriptions for clients to maximize muscle building potential.
- Explain the role of leucine and other essential amino acids in muscle protein synthesis.
- Calculate protein needs based on age, weight, and activity.
Course content was written and updated (August 2023) by Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, CSCS.
The faculty and planners for this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
An "ineligible company" includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection are at the learner’s discretion.
- 2.00 CDR