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Fall 2017 Food for Thought

Sessions are on Wednesdays from noon - 1 pm and are FREE to the University community. Presentations are held in the MAC upstairs lounge and you are welcome to bring a lunch. Bring a friend or a co-worker and enjoy some great informational content on relevant topics in exercise, nutrition, and wellness!

Increasing Muscle Adaptations through Blood Flow Restriction 

Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

Location: MAC Upstairs Lounge

Description: Muscle size is commonly associated with increased strength and resilience. In the attempt to improve muscle hypertrophy, a variety of techniques have been developed. Recently, Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) has gained popularity due to its ease of application and purported significant results. Resistance training with BFR is recommended because lower intensities can be used to produce improved muscle size & strength outcomes.  This presentation outlines the administration and benefits of BFR combined with resistance training for muscle size, strength, and other potential outcomes.

Presenter Bio: Christopher Woolen is a lifelong learner of health and fitness, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and Athletics Fitness Association of America. A “Train by Example” and “Try it First” mindset allows him to speak from experience on many topics.  Chris’ interest in blood flow restriction training was initially sparked in 2015 and since then he has critically examined and implemented blood flow restrictive training in his own regimen. When Chris is not training or working with clients he writes on various fitness related topics, he shares them primarily on his blog CRISSxFitness.com serves as a resource for his clients and method to expand his reach to help others.

Hypertrophy 101: How to Optimally Program Your Workouts to Increase Muscle Mass 

Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

Location: MAC Upstairs Lounge 

Description: Muscle hypertrophy is the increase in muscle fiber size that accompanies exercise. There are many ways to induce muscle hypertrophy, but we will be looking at how to properly program your workouts to achieve the greatest amount of hypertrophy over your weightlifting career. This presentation will include exercise programming tips, nutrition information, supplement advice and much more! 

Presenter Bio: Chase White is a Personal Trainer who works in Campus Recreation here at the MAC. He attended UTA for his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, graduating in 2015. He then went on to complete his Master's degree in Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies at Texas A&M Commerce. He is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach. Chase plans to pursue a Ph.D. and perform research on muscle hypertrophy and supplements.

Eating Healthy on the Go

Date: November 1st, 2017

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: MAC Upstairs Lounge

Presentation Description: Do you need tips on how to eat healthy when you are not at home. Whether you are traveling on vacation, going to grab food during your lunch break, or just want to eat out for dinner because you don't have time to cook, you can find out the tips and tricks to help you stay healthy when you are not able to cook at home.

Presenter Bio: Stacie Ellis is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works in the Department of Campus Recreation at UTA. Stacie is currently a doctoral student at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, studying Nutrition and minoring in Kinesiology. She attended TWU for her Master’s degree in Nutrition, where she completed her thesis on Using Athlete’s Plate for Easy Training/ Weight Management with Dancers. Stacie has completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program on June 4 - 6, 2015. She is a PRN Clinical Dietitian at Texas General Hospital and American Health Assessments, where she provides medical nutrition therapy to patients with various conditions; and she serves as the Chief Nutrition Officer for Vitafive, a gummy vitamin company, where she gives nutritional input in product development. Stacie loves to help individuals reach their full health potential through education and consultations and truly enjoys her role here at UT Arlington.