Optimum Weight

Optimum Weight

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What is optimum weight?
the weight at which a sportsperson performs best at
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What are two ways to find out a persons optimum weight?
BMI index + measuring wrist girth
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How many factors affect optimum weight and what are they?
1) height 2) gender 3) bone structure 4) muscle girth 5) genetics
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Are taller people usually heavier than short people?
Yes, but not always
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Why do men and women have different body composition?
Men tend to have more muscle and larger bones
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How does bone structure affect a person's optimum weight
a person with a larger framesize,would mean that the bones in their body would weigh more than a person with a smaller framesize
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How can a person increase their muscle girth?
By training
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How do genetics affect optimum weight?
A person's body weight and shape largely depends on a person's parents
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Define composition
the percentage of body weight that is fat, muscle and bone
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How does body composition affect an athlete's optimum weight?
(all three of these factors)fat, muscle and bone affect a person's weight
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Do all sports have the same optimum weight criteria?
no because different sports require different requirements of the body
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If an athlete needs to lose weight to reach their optimum weight, how can they do this?
1) decrease calorie intake (dieting) 2) increase calorie expenditure (exercise) 3) doing both (dieting plus exercise)
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Why do athletes try and lose weight rapidly to reduce optimum weight in sport?
Because the person's sport requires the athlete to be of a certain weight
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