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Sigma Nutrition Radio

Jun 7, 2017

Book: 'Making Weight' - The Ultimate Science Based Guide to Cutting Weight for Combat Sports

Reid Reale completed a PhD, focusing on weight cutting techniques and body composition of combat sport athletes. This work was carried out in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport, where research is combined with helping elite level Olympic athletes.

Reid has a master’s degree in dietetics and holds Accredited Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian status with Sports Dietitians Australia and the Dietitians Association of Australia respectively.  He won first prize in the “Young investigator award” at the 2016 European College of Sports Science annual congress in Vienna, for his presentation ‘Rapid weight loss in Olympic combat sports’.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Why cut weight?
  • Methods used to cut weight
  • The mechanisms by which water loading can potentially be useful in weight cutting
  • Low residue diets and acute weight loss
  • Deciding how much to cut for each sport