Journal article

Body-mass management of Australian lightweight rowers prior to and during competition

GJ Slater, AJ Rice, K Sharpe, I Mujika, D Jenkins, AG Hahn

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: Although the body-mass management strategies of athletes in high-participation weight-category sports such as wrestling have been thoroughly investigated, little is known about such practices among lightweight rowers. This study examined the body-mass management practices of lightweight rowers before competition and compared these with current guidelines of the International Federation of Rowing Association (FISA). Quantification of nutrient intake in the 1-2 h between weigh-in and racing was also sought. METHODS: Lightweight rowers (N = 100) competing in a national regatta completed a questionnaire that assessed body-mass management practices during the 4 wk before and throughout a..

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