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Understanding Body Weight Management

Understanding Body Weight Management

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Published by: Malcolm Armon Clark on Jan 30, 2013
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Understanding Body Weight 
Management 
Jennifer Gibson MS, RD, IOC Dip Sport Nutr.Sports Dietitian, USOC Acrobat and Combat Sports
 
Overview 
What’s wrong with rapid weight loss?
 
What is your body made of?
A different approach to “real weight loss”
 
Q&A
 
Pre Competition Preparation
Non-Weight Class SportsTaper training & Carb load +hydration increase
Increase muscle glycogen
Increased rest/repair
 –
helps physically andmentally
Increase musclefunction/strength
Increase red blood cell mass
Weight Class Sports
“Hard Cut” = Decrease in
food intake + increaseexercise + dehydration
Decrease muscle glycogen
Decrease rest/increasedactivity = Increase stressmentally and physically
Decreased musclefunction/strength
Decrease red blood cellmass (potentially)
Increased risk for illness

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