Weight Reduction in Wrestling.

  • Published 1981 in The Physician and sportsmedicine


In brief: A physician, a psychologist, a physiologist, a wrestling coach, and a wrestler discuss the status of weight reduction in wrestling, including weight classes, methods of weight control, and the physiological effects of those methods. Weight-loss practices such as fasting and dehydration by working out in hot rooms wearing rubber or plastic suits and using saunas, hot boxes, and diuretics have been linked to depression, decreased learning capability, renal problems, and growth reduction. The panelists describe how to determine a wrestler's optimal weight class and discuss the best methods for weight control.

DOI: 10.1080/00913847.1981.11711160

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@article{1981WeightRI, title={Weight Reduction in Wrestling.}, author={}, journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine}, year={1981}, volume={9 9}, pages={78-96} }