The Effects of Rapid Weight Loss on Skeletal Muscle in Judo Athletes

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Many judo athletes attempt to compete against a lighter opponent by losing body mass prior to being weighed. Roklicer et al. (2020) have just published an article about the effects of rapid weight loss on skeletal muscle in judo athletes.

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Active elite combat sport athletes regularly experience rigorous training regimens to succeed in competition, which often results in muscle damage (MD). Not surprisingly, MD is an inevitable aspect of any physical training
at a sufficiently challenging intensity and volume. In particular, combat sports are extremely demanding concerning physical training. For instance, Degoutte et al. found that exercise intensity during an advanced-level judo match is equivalent to about 92% of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max).
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