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HWE340 Week 2 – Discussion 2

Week 2 – Discussion 2

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Energy Sources

This discussion will has three parts:

Part One: Your initial post as The Training Consultant (Due Day 3)
Before completing this discussion, watch Cell Metabolism and Respiration (Links to an external site.). Then, imagine that you are a training consultant for a professional soccer player. The soccer player wants to know how the body creates ATP from fat, protein and carbohydrates. In your post explain:

  • Fat metabolism
  • Protein metabolism
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • The benefits of having different energy sources


Your research and claims must be supported by your course text and a minimum of two additional scholarly sources. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Guided Response:  

Part Two: Your reply as The Soccer Player (Due Day 5)
Review some of your classmates’ posts. Imagine that you are the soccer player receiving this information from the consultant (your classmate). What questions do you have for the consultant? Do you agree with the information provided?  Why or why not?

Respond to at least one of your classmates. Support your reasoning with at least one scholarly source.

Part Three: Your rebuttal as the Training Consultant (Due Day 7)
Rebut at least one of your classmates’ responses to your initial post.  Support your reasoning with at least one scholarly source.

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