Lesson series

Weight management in athletes

In this course, Ina Garthe will discuss weight management strategies in athletes.

You will learn about:
  Gradual and rapid weight loss
  Making weight in weight category sports
  Metabolic adaptations and auto-regulation with weight loss
  Health vs performance over time 
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Author

Ina Garthe

Number of lectures

1

Video time

50 mins

Key readings

1

Exams

1

Testimonials

Ina Garthe

Ina has worked at the Norwegian Olympic centre for almost 20 years. She heads up a team of 12 people within Olympiatoppen, the Norwegian Olympic team and is responsible for Olympic-level weight-class athletes, and athletics. She is involved in research and development, the link between the Olympic centre and the universities, developing policies and guidelines for the department and the eating disorder team, she looks after supplement programs, developing education programs at universities and is also responsible for pre camps and Olympics. Norway is a small country of 5.2 million people, but they were incredibly successful at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games winning a staggering 39 medals, 10 medals more than Canada, 8 more than Germany and 16 more than the US.
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