SWIS 2015 Vol.030 - Dr. Jordan Moon - Advanced Muscle and Fat Physiology, Biochemistry, and Measurement - Video


Dr. Jordan R. Moon is currently the MusclePharm Sports Science Center Research Director, NSCA Colorado State Director, as well as a faculty member for the Department of Sports Exercise Science at The United States Sports Academy. Dr. Moon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*D) and a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist (HFS). Dr. Moon has trained all levels of athletes, including professionals in Major League baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, as well as college athletes and teams in addition to youth and fitness clients. He has presented at multiple scientific conferences and has published more than sixty research articles and abstracts in the areas of sports nutrition and human body composition and changes regarding age and fitness level. His publications can be found in The British Journal of Nutrition; The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Clinical Nutrition; Dynamic Medicine; The European Journal of Applied Physiology; The International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism; The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; The Journal of The International Society of Sports Nutrition; Nutrition and Metabolism; The Sport Journal; and the Sport Digest.

Dr. Moon also serves as a research reviewer for the NSCA, the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Wolters Kluwer Health, Human Kinetics, Springer Science+Busniess Media, NRC Research Press, Reed Elsevier PLC, Oxford University Press, The American Physiological Society, Assist Group Comp., BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. & the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and the Southern Gerontological Society, where he has reviewed articles for The International Sportsmed Journal; The Strength and Conditioning Journal; The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance; The European Journal of Applied Physiology; The Journal of Physiological Anthropology; Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism; Clinical Nutrition; Nutrition Research; Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation; The Journal of Applied Physiology; The Journal of Sports Science & Medicine; The British Journal of Sports Medicine; The Asian Journal of Sports Medicine; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Topic Description:

Understanding changes in muscle and fat and how they relate to performance and health can be complicated and often misunderstood. Specifically, the measurement of body composition (muscle and fat) is often incorrectly performed and inaccurately interpreted in gyms, clinics, and research laboratories. Little has changed in the last 60 years regarding the fundamentals of research methods and devices used to measure body composition. However, major advances have taken place in how one can interpret the results as well as calculate more advanced measurements from data that you may have already collected. Furthermore, the dynamic nature of muscle and fat is often overlooked when interpreting body composition results and designing exercise and nutrition programs. Utilizing the appropriate methods and understanding what you are “truly” measuring is vital when trying to track changes in both fat and muscle. This lecture will discuss the dynamic nature and composition of muscle and fat and how changes can impact energy expenditure, gene expression, and other systems in the body. Both non-clinical and clinical body composition measurement techniques will be discussed, as well as how to get the most accurate and/or more advanced data from your favorite methods. You will also learn how to easily determine whether a change in body composition is actually “real” or if it is just measurement error or physiological variability.