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Title Boxers and Bodyweight Manipulation
Description Methods of bodyweight manipulation and their effects
Creation Date 08 August 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
A strong coaching philosophy exists among amateur boxers to ‘make weight’ prior to contests, aiming entry at the lowest weight category possible without impairing performance or health. The extreme methods used to achieve official weight and avoid disqualification can have serious consequences, therefore the methods of weight manipulation and their effects are discussed.
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