Achieving Your Optimal Body Weight Without Compromising on Performance

There are various reasons as to why an athlete may desire to ascertain certain body weight and/or composition such as meeting a weight category), optimising performance (i.e. increasing power to weight ratio) or for aesthetic reasons (i.e. ballet, gymnastics etc). Similarly, there are many factors that may influence body mass including genetic predisposition, training level and/or intensity and relative energy cost, diet, behavioural and social factors, tapering for competition and/or periods of injury or illness.

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