By Michele Macedonio
Relocating up or down a weight category? Switching positions inside of your recreation? Competing in a brand new league or point? Are you sufficiently big, quickly sufficient, and robust sufficient? Elite athletes comprehend the influence that bodyweight and composition have on functionality. achieve an excessive amount of, and lose that all-important first step. Drop an excessive amount of, and probability being overpowered. the following, recreation dietitians Macedonio and Dunford have analyzed today's best athletes, aggressive tendencies, and positional calls for throughout 21 activities that will help you determine--and achieve--your optimum aggressive weight. check physique composition, dietary necessities, and your present education software. Then stick with the customizable meal plans for a customized method of maximizing functionality. even if you want to upload muscle and mass, lose physique fats, or keep watch over water weight, this ebook can assist you succeed in your objectives with no sacrificing security or performance.--From writer description. Read more...
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In practice, this means that a physical and possibly a psychological benefit may result from achieving the maximum weight of a lower weight category. Seasonal Focus ◾◾ Make major changes to body composition and weight in the off-season. ◾◾ When comparing weight or body composition to the characteristics of the previous year, account for growth. 3-kilogram) increase in weight. ◾◾ Collegiate and high school regulations include the establishment of a minimum weight class before the season begins, a higher minimum weight class if weight is gained during the season, and limiting competitors to a weight class that is one higher than their established minimum.
Maintain body composition and weight during the season. ◾◾ Avoid rapid weight loss during training camp because dehydration is likely to be the cause. Additional Considerations ◾◾ Better fitness and conditioning is expected now than in the past. ◾◾ With the exception of the pitcher, most softball players do not expend much energy over the course of the game or practice sessions. Some players struggle to avoid gaining weight as body fat. ◾◾ Some players have a body type that favors fat deposition.
Body composition and weight vary depending on the relative need for strength (more muscular, heavier) and endurance (less muscular, lighter). ◾◾ Size is an advantage for men because of the physical contact of the men’s game. ◾◾ Size is less of an advantage for women because contact is limited; speed and endurance are highly valued because the women’s game is faster. ◾◾ Athletes in positions that favor speed and endurance tend to have a relatively low percent body fat. Position characteristics Performance characteristics Body-composition goals Meal plan Attacker: Goal scorer Speed Endurance Quick reflexes Increase muscle for strength Decrease excess body fat to increase speed Chapter 12 Midfielder: Gains and keeps possession of the ball Covers the entire field Endurance Speed Strength Increase muscle for strength and size Decrease body fat to increase speed and conditioning Chapter 12 Defender: Prevents goals from being scored Sprint speed Strength Increase muscle for strength and size Excess fat will decrease speed, endurance, and mobility Chapter 10, 11, or 12 Goalkeeper: Reacts quickly to prevent scoring Covers small area in front of the goal Larger bodied (tall and heavier) Quick reflexes Strength Increase muscle for strength and size Excess fat will decrease mobility Chapter 10 or 11 ◾ 30 ◾ The Athlete’s Guide to Making Weight Martial Arts The martial arts are combat sports in which the goal is to defeat the opponent.
The athlete's guide to making weight by Michele Macedonio