A case study of a body weight management of an elite gymnast during the preparation period for the 2012 Olympic Games

On the very first Science of Gymnastics JournalĀ® in 2009, the authors have reported a successful weight-loss program in China National Gymnastics Team for preparing for 2008 Olympic Game, ever for an elite female gymnastic athlete (Chen, H., 2009). So far as we know, to reduce body weight effectively is not an easy theme for everyone on the earth, even for elite gymnastics at the top level in the world, especially in the rush hour during the process of preparing for Olympic Games. Whenever these athletes need to lose a small amount (couple of pounds) of body weight, some issues are brought up. During the process in increased and decreased of body weight, how could the athlete keep their competition level and physical fitness stand at an optimal and high level? How to control the amount of daily training which should improve their skill and performance successfully? Based on the needs of higher and higher competition level day by day in the world, more and more details gained from training practice should contribute more evidence to the development of gymnastic. This report would like to present another successful weight-loss case from a male elite athlete in China National Gymnastics Team who struggled with injury while prepared for 2012 Olympic Game.
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Subjects: apparatus gymnastics peaking for a competition nutrition metabolism analysis elite sport male Olympic Summer Games 2012 weight performance China
Notations: technical sports biological and medical sciences
Tagging: Gewichtreduzierung
Published in: Science of Gymnastics Journal
Published: 2013
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Pages: 79-88
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: intermediate