2. The Importance of Weight in Some Sports

  1. Joaquín Dosil
  1. Joaquín Dosil and
  2. Olga Díaz

Published Online: 10 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470725047.ch2

Eating Disorders in Athletes

Eating Disorders in Athletes

How to Cite

Dosil, J. (2008) The Importance of Weight in Some Sports, in Eating Disorders in Athletes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470725047.ch2

Author Information

  1. University of Vigo, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470011690

Online ISBN: 9780470725047



  • high-risk sports;
  • weight-loss methods;
  • ideal weight;
  • sports weight;
  • real weight


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • High-Risk Sports

  • Weight Loss Methods in Sport

  • The Difference between ‘Real Weight’, ‘Ideal Weight’ and ‘Sports Weight’

  • Conclusions