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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure > Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance > Sport Performance > Effects of rapid weight loss on mood and performance among amateur boxers.

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Title: Effects of rapid weight loss on mood and performance among amateur boxers.
Authors: Hall, C.J.
Lane, Andrew M.
Citation: British Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(6): 390-395
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/13686
DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.35.6.390
Additional Links: http://bjsm.bmj.com/
Abstract: AIMS: To examine the effects of rapid weight loss on mood and performance among amateur boxers. METHODS: Participants were 16 experienced amateur boxers. In stage 1, structured interviews were used to assess the type of strategies that boxers used to reduce weight and the value of performing at their desired weight in terms of performance. In stage 2, boxers completed a 4 x 2 minute (1 minute recovery) circuit training session. Boxers completed the circuit training session on three different occasions with a week between each. The first test was used to familiarise the boxers with the circuit training task; the second and third tasks were at their training weight and championship weight, respectively. Participants were given one week to reduce their body weight to their championship weight using their preferred weight making strategies; boxers reduced their body weight by an average of 5.16% of body weight. RESULTS: Boxers typically lost weight by restricting fluid and food intake in the week leading to competition. Repeated measures multivariate analysis of variance results indicated that rapid weight loss among boxers was associated with poor performance, increased anger, fatigue, and tension, and reduced vigour. CONCLUSIONS: Strategies used to make weight by boxers are associated with poor performance and a negative mood profile.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Rapid weight loss
Boxing
Mood
Physical performance
ISSN: 03063674
Appears in Collections: Sport Performance

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