Episode 151 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast! In this episode, Laurent Bannock discusses making weight in combat sports with Dr Carl Langan-Evans (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) and Joseph Matthews PhD(c) (Nottingham Trent University / Birmingham City University, UK).


Discussion topics include:

  • Overview of combat sports and weight classifications
  • Extreme rapid weight loss and rapid weight gain in combat sports
  • Metabolic regulation and exercise physiology relevant to combat sports
  • Energy availability, relative energy deficiency, the male and female athlete triad
  • Combat Sport Nutrition: an overview of the science and application into practice


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