Recent Study Finds Rapid Weight Cuts Not Associated With Competitive Success for Elite Boxers

Adding to the list of this site’s archived combative sports safety studies, research was recently published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performace finding that Rapid Weight Loss was not associated with competitive success for boxers.

In the recent study, titled Rapid Weight Loss Is Not Associated With Competitive Success in Elite Youth Olympic-Style Boxers in Europe, the researchers examined the performance of youth boxers from various European Countries.  They looked at whether the boxers utilized rapid weight loss techniques and their competitive success.  The study concluded that Rapid Weight Loss techniques where not associated with competitive success.

The full abstract reads as follows:

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