A useful powerpoint presentation created by Dr. Kien Trinh was recently published by Boxing Canada warning athletes about the perils of Rapid Extreme Weight Cut practices.
The presentation is user-friendly and worth reading in full. Titled “Making Weight in Boxing – How to do it Better“, it can be found here.
In short the noted performance measures not to mention increased risks to safety are highlighted. Dangerous weight cut practices are noted with tips being given for ideal weight cut practices backed with peer reviewed sources. All combat sports athletes and trainers should invest a few minutes to review this presentation in full.