Montreat College Exercise Science

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The primary objective of the Exercise Science program at Montreat College is to provide academically rigorous training that prepares students for careers in Exercise Science careers while fostering the development of Christ-centered Exercise Science Students. OUR PROGRAM Our programs of study in biology and exercise science help students build a solid base of knowledge in physical and life sciences through scripturally-consistent curricula that provides them with the comprehension, skills, and proficiencies needed to be successful and competitive in their future endeavors. The exercise science major offers a scientifically–based curriculum that prepares students with a foundation for entry level careers in healthcare or related fitness industries, successful completion of national certifications, and/or the pursuit of advanced and professional degrees in related fields of study.

05/25/2020

🇺🇸 Memorial Day 🇺🇸 challenge! 💥

In honor of those who have given their lives for others, I challenge you to a MURPH workout today. The full version looks like this:

1 mile run
100 pull ups (no bar? Do rows / Superman crunches instead)
200 push ups
300 squats
1 mile run

Too much? Break it all in half, or quarter it down, or simply take a walk and get moving. During your workout I also ask that you say a prayer for those currently putting their lives on the line, and thank God for those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice. Let’s remember the fallen, pray for the heroes, and get some movement in. Post a pic and let us know when you’ve finished.

#EIMMontreatCollege #MontreatCollege

Who wants to get out of the house for a bit tomorrow, while supporting our very own Track and Field Coach Britten Olinge...
04/18/2020
Britten Strong Race to Recovery 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run

Who wants to get out of the house for a bit tomorrow, while supporting our very own Track and Field Coach Britten Olinger? Sign up for the Britten Strong race, get out and log 5K, and upload those results tomorrow. How many registrations can we get today? Here's your challenge EX students - can you get 2 people to get out and walk/run? Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/BlackMountain/BrittenStrong

The Britten Strong Race to Recovery 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run is on Sunday April 19, 2020.

04/01/2020

Welcome to Walk it Wednesday! I challenge you to get out and take a walk today, for at least 10 minutes. While out, take a look around you and snap a picture of something that catches your eye, then post it below. Let's see the world from our couches while getting a bit of exercise in. Who's with us? #walkitwednesday #EIMontreat

Hello from Exercise Science! We are missing you in the lab, and in the classroom, and just want to remind you all of why...
03/31/2020
Exercise, Immunity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hello from Exercise Science! We are missing you in the lab, and in the classroom, and just want to remind you all of why it's so important to keep moving even during lockdowns. Here's a great quick read to maybe help motivate you to get moving today! (And just wait, some challenges may be coming soon courtesy of your Exercise is Medicine team!).

https://www.acsm.org/home/featured-blogs---homepage/acsm-blog/2020/03/30/exercise-immunity-covid-19-pandemic

Current ACSM blogs and articles

03/06/2020
03/02/2020

A big thanks to all who came out and participated in our isometric challenge day! Our top winners for the wall sit were Carmen Fraley at 2 minutes and 53 milliseconds, and Griffin Persons at 3 minutes and 36 seconds!

For the plank we had Carmen Fraley with a time of 1 minute 7 seconds and 57 milliseconds, and Matt Smith with 6 minutes and 41 seconds!

If you see these winners be sure to give them a high five and a big congratulations!

03/02/2020

Happy Monday everyone! We couldn’t think of a better way to start off the week than a challenge! Come on down to the exercise science lab today between 3:30-5 for our timed plank and walk sit isometric holds!

02/23/2020

I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful afternoon! Here are the folks who scored the highest on our push-up, sit-up, and squat contest!

Push-Ups
Students—Andrew Stiggev with 77 and Carmen Fraley with 25
Staff—Prof. Holbrook with 75 and Dr. York with 50

Sit-Ups
Students—Matthew Smith with 53 and Hope Ramsey with 43

Squats
Students—Grant Lach with 70, and Alicia Gill and Carmen Fraley tied with 51
Staff—Prof. Holbrook with 42 and Dr. York with 55

Big thanks to all who came out to participate in this event and our other events! Be sure to catch us in the rock wall at Davis tomorrow from 7pm-9pm!

Calories Count! Today’s Exercise is Medicine on campus event took place in the caf, where we asked you how many calories...
02/20/2020

Calories Count!

Today’s Exercise is Medicine on campus event took place in the caf, where we asked you how many calories were in two different meals. Did you get close?

Congrats to our winners! Michaela Wertz was within 12 calories of the shrimp and rice meal, and Lindsey Wall came within 16 calories of the pizza meal. Your prizes will be provided to you by Monday.

Thanks for participating! Don’t miss the next event this Monday at the Davis Rock Wall from 7-9 pm!

Insight into optimizing your nutrition for performance versus body composition. Different goals need different requireme...
02/13/2020
Physique versus Sports Nutrition: Are They Contradictory?

Insight into optimizing your nutrition for performance versus body composition. Different goals need different requirements. Something to remember when working with your clients!

In this session from the 2019 NSCA National Conference, Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina, Shawn Arent, discusses different nutritional strategies for optimizing performance versus optimizing body composition. He also reviews the current re...

Don’t forget to wander over to MSB 103 today!! See how many pushups, sit ups, and air squats you can do in 1 minute. Com...
02/07/2020

Don’t forget to wander over to MSB 103 today!! See how many pushups, sit ups, and air squats you can do in 1 minute. Come and see if you’ve got what it takes to beat your friends! Points awarded to all who show up and more points for more reps! See you soon...

We are so excited that our first activity for our new program, Exercise is Medicine, is this Friday! Come out to Morgan ...
02/04/2020

We are so excited that our first activity for our new program, Exercise is Medicine, is this Friday! Come out to Morgan Science, room 103, at 10am for fun competition with friends. Reminder: we are giving points to those who show up and even more points to those who participate in our activities. Points go towards an amazing grand prize!

Come check out our newest program on campus! Earn points for showing up, earn more for completing activities, and work y...
01/30/2020

Come check out our newest program on campus! Earn points for showing up, earn more for completing activities, and work your way up to an amazing grand prize in May! Want more info? Come find us next Friday in Morgan Science room 103!

Exercise can improve brain function and may have a preventive effect for degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s...
01/25/2020
Adaptive Capacity: An evolutionary-neuroscience model linking exercise, cognition, and brain health

Exercise can improve brain function and may have a preventive effect for degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.

“...links between exercise and the brain likely evolved to improve foraging success in our ancestors, and a lack of either exercise in general or cognitive demands during exercise may lead to capacity reductions or sub-optimal capacity maintenance in the brain similar to those seen in other organ systems.”

The field of cognitive neuroscience was transformed by the discovery that exercise induces neurogenesis in the adult brain, with the potential to improve brain health and stave off the effects of neurodegenerative disease. However, the basic mechanisms ...

This is where strength and conditioning coaches are needed. ACL surgeries for teens shouldn’t be the norm.
12/10/2019
Rate of young athletes needing ACL surgery has risen 400% in 10 years

This is where strength and conditioning coaches are needed. ACL surgeries for teens shouldn’t be the norm.

A clinic in Philadelphia said it has seen a 400% increase in ACL surgeries among teens in 10 years. Surgeons across the world are chiming in, reporting similar increases, as more teens play intense sport.

10/22/2019
Jeff Ament's Army

Hope our students use the knowledge they learn to change someone's life someday.

We #SALUTE the mom whose son has cerebral palsy and who wanted to skate.

#repost @livreinfancia
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Porque todas as crianças têm o direito de experimentar e se divertir 🤗
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Essa dupla do vídeo é a @laucpatron e o seu filho João, 7 anos, que tem paralisia cerebral. O sonho de João era andar de skate e ele conseguiu realizar com a ajuda do @skate_anima Veja que história incrível:
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"O projeto é tocado por dois caras o @danielpaniagua_ e o @stevan_pinto que não conseguiram ficar parados diante do sonho de uma outra jovem com paralisia cerebral. Ela queria o mesmo que o João: andar de skate. E os dois ficaram inquietos pensando o quão absurdo essa estrutura que faz com que crianças e jovens não possam sonhar, não importa quem sejam.
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Os dois, um fisioterapeuta e um psicólogo, amam skate, e acharam mais que justo que todas as crianças pudessem ter a chance de amar também. Então, inventaram, construíram, acharam um jeito e de lá pra cá realizaram os sonhos de muita gente ❤🙏
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O vídeo da primeira vez que o João esteve com eles foi parar em uma plataforma importante internacional de skate, e assim a gente vai transformando o que é normal, o que pertence, quem pertence, e o que é possível" 🥰💪
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Via @avanteleaozinho (vídeo e texto)

10/20/2019

Air passengers get bigger, airline seats get smaller.
An average woman who weighed 140 pounds in 1960 weighed nearly 169 pounds by 2014, according to the most recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average man went from 166 pounds to 196.

10/20/2019

Certifications. It's what we stress in this field. We prepare our students to take the hardest one and pass. I hear that there are no jobs in this field and my next question is did you sit for your certification exams.... 99 percent of the time the answer is no. A doctor can't practice medicine, a chiropractor can't adjust, or a massage therapist can't practice without licensure or being certified. Check out the certifying bodies and get your dream job. NSCA, NASM, ACSM, ACE, WITS

In a 1991 paper, the Mayo Clinic's Michael Joyner postulated that under absolutely ideal conditions, a world-class marat...
10/15/2019
Eliud Kipchoge just ran a marathon in less than two hours—how much faster does science say humans can get?

In a 1991 paper, the Mayo Clinic's Michael Joyner postulated that under absolutely ideal conditions, a world-class marathoner could run a time of 1:57:58. He arrived at that precise number by combining physiological data from elite runners, including their VO2max (how much oxygen their muscles can take in and use at once—the higher the better), lactate threshold (the point at which lactate, which builds up as our muscles use glucose for fuel, starts to interfere with their function), and running economy (how much energy a runner needs to go from point A to point B). Joyner's data crunching led him to conclude that elite human runners were technically capable of making times "significantly faster" than 1991's world record of 2:06:50.”

On Saturday morning, Eliud Kipchoge accomplished a feat that athletes and scientists alike had long speculated might be impossible.

10/10/2019

Here's a look at the 10 most obese states in the U.S. and the percentage of obese adults living in that location, per Consumer Protect.

West Virginia (38.1 percent)
Mississippi (37.3 percent)
Oklahoma (36.5 percent)
Iowa (36.4 percent)
Alabama (36.3 percent)
Louisiana (36.2 percent)
Arkansas (35 percent)
Kentucky (34.3 percent)
Alaska (34.2 percent)
South Carolina (34.1 percent)

Something to think about.
09/29/2019

Something to think about.

Strength and Conditioning Research
08/16/2019

Strength and Conditioning Research

When using very light loads (approximately 15 – 20% of 1RM) during strength training to failure, muscle growth is less than when using light, moderate, or heavy loads (>30% of 1RM).

This is likely because when we do a conventional strength training workout with very light loads, central nervous system (CNS) fatigue is greater than when using light, moderate, or heavy loads. Therefore, the high-threshold motor units are not recruited and trained.

If we add blood flow restriction (BFR) to the very light loads, three things happen. Firstly, the number of reps we can do reduces. Secondly, the amount of CNS fatigue reduces. Thirdly, muscle growth is enhanced to the same levels as seen with light, moderate, and heavy loads during conventional strength training.

-------------------- #sandcresearch #strengthandconditioning #strengthtraining #strength #sportsscience #biomechanics #exercisescience #research #sciencetopractice #performance #science #infographic #infographics #hypertrophy #muscle #musclegrowth #muscledamage #fatigue #bfr #bloodflowrestriction #bloodflowrestrictiontraining #cns #centralnervoussystemfatigue #cnsfatigue

What every exercise science major is fighting against...
07/22/2019

What every exercise science major is fighting against...

Well well well,  lookie what we got.  It's nice to be recognized.  What does that mean for our students???? Certificatio...
07/22/2019

Well well well, lookie what we got. It's nice to be recognized. What does that mean for our students???? Certification Exam Discount, Exam Prep Clinic Discount, Student Membership Discount, NSCA Conference Discount, and NSCA Foundation Grants and Scholarships- Natasha Porter scholarship available exclusively to ERP students.

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07/22/2019

I stole this from another page

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