Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the weight loss practices of wrestlers. Data were obtained through a survey of over 154 wrestlers and a questionnaire distributed to 7 high school coaches. The results indicate that current wrestlers often practice poor nutritional and dietary habits, which impedes their performance. Binge eating after weigh-ins is another problem that leads to weight fluctuation and dehydration. The NCAA has imposed regulations to limit weight fluctuations, however poor weight management practices still persist.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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