Master of Science (MS)
Dietetics and Nutrition
First Advisor's Name
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Nancy S. Wellman
Third Advisor's Name
Michel W. Keane
Date of Defense
A comprehensive analysis of precompetition dietary beliefs and behaviors of competitive bodybuilders has yet to be documented in the literature. The purposes of this study were (a) to quantify and document types of supplements competitive male and female bodybuilders consume, (b) to document how much money they spend on them each month, (c) to describe what dietary modifications and behaviors they follow in preparation for a contest and (d) to describe their nutrition beliefs associated with these habits. Three hundred and nine competitive male and female bodybuilders completed questionnaires regarding their precompetition dietary practices. It was found that bodybuilders consume a wide variety of supplements and use a multitude of dietary training practices which vary depending on the training phase. A large percentage of bodybuilders agreed with statements on supplement use and training practices that are unsubstantiated by scientific research.
Brill, Janet Bond, "Precompetition dietary practices of competitive male and female bodybuilders" (1992). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1809.
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