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Athletes and the Weigh-In | The Experts Weigh In

Louise Burke, Ph.D., FACSM, et al. | May 06, 2021

Athlete Weigh In ACSM

ACSM Expert Consensus Statement on Weight Loss in Weight-Category Sports.


ACSM recently released new guidelines that support safer practices and more equitable competitions for athletes in weight-category sports. The new expert consensus statement updates and replaces previous guidelines released by ACSM in 1996.


As part of a feature in Current Sports Medicine Reports, the new guidelines seek to help athletes establish a practical and long-term approach to body mass management for health and performance while recognizing the nuances of individual weight-category sports.

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Read the ACSM Full Expert Consensus Statement



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