January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
New Year's Resolutions

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2. Avoid dehdration

A TRADITIONAL belief is that regular dehydration via sweat suits, saunas or restricting water intake will help boxers to lose weight. Therefore these methods are sometimes used throughout long training periods (i.e. 2-6 week camps). However, dehydration techniques decrease your body’s ‘water weight’ and tend not to enable weight-loss from any other substances. Therefore only acute dehydration techniques have any benefit to making weight. Secondly, dehydration is a dangerous technique that has potentially life-threatening outcomes and therefore should be approached with caution and the advice of a Sports Scientist/Nutritionist should be sought.

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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