Making weight for athletes

In this course, Dr. Carl Langan-Evans will provide case study examples of weight making strategies in different sports.

You will learn about:
  Sports where weight making is particularly important
  The effects of short-and long-term weight making strategies
 Case study examples of professional combat athletes
  The prevalence and implications of low energy availability
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Dr. Carl Langan-Evans

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1 hour




Dr Carl Langan-Evans

Dr Carl Langan-Evans is currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow and the former Head of Sport Science Support Services/ Strength & Conditioning at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). As a former elite athlete in the sport of Taekwondo, Carl was originally involved with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences via the LJMU Sport Scholarship programme from 2004 until 2008. During this time, Carl received a number of support services in the areas of strength & conditioning, physiology, psychology and nutrition to aid his competitive goals and this ultimately led to him becoming interested in working within the discipline. Continuing his affiliation with the School, Carl completed his PhD in applied sport physiology and nutrition with a mixed method approach undertaking five qualitative and quantitative, laboratory and field based investigations jointly examining and intervening in making weight strategies for combat sport athletes.

Carl is an accredited strength & conditioning coach with the UKSCA, and completed a master of research (MRes) in sport physiology also at LJMU. Alongside his university role, Carl consults with a number of professional and Olympic combat sports athletes.
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