Chapter 11. Changing Size and Body Composition

  1. Ronald J. Maughan1 and
  2. Louise M. Burke2

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757185.ch11

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Nutrition

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Nutrition

How to Cite

Maughan, R. J. and Burke, L. M. (eds) (2002) Changing Size and Body Composition, in Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Nutrition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757185.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University Medical School, Aberdeen, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632058143

Online ISBN: 9780470757185

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Keywords:

  • size;
  • composition;
  • athletes;
  • body mass;
  • mechanical gains

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Measurement of lean body mass and body fat levels in athletes

  • Effect of body mass and body fat levels on sports performance

  • Strategies to reduce body fat in sport

  • Guidelines for safe and effective weight (fat) loss by athletes

  • Guidelines for effective weight (muscle) gain by athletes

  • Summary

  • Reading list