Weight Management Counseling for Wrestling Athletes

Helping a wrestler manage body weight can be a daunting process for a pediatric health care provider. Each high school wrestling program has been mandated by the National Federation of State High School Associations to determine an appropriate weight classification for each individual wrestler. This article discusses how an appropriate weight class is determined, the methods for ascertaining a person´s hydration status and body density, and the importance of a fully hydrated and normally nourished state that will allow for optimal athletic performance for a wrestler. [Pediatr Ann. 2016;45(3):e87–e90.] 


Autor / Fonte:Lisa Woodroffe, MD; Jesse J. Donnenwerth, PhD, ATC, LAT; Andrew R. Peterson, MD, MSPH Pediatric Annals March 2016 - Volume 45 · Issue 3: e87-e90
Link: http://www.healio.com/pediatrics/journals/pedann/2016-3-45-3/%7B6e8ab1ac-b617-4e57-9427-ceafaf5750f6%7D/weight-management-counseling-for-wrestling-athletes