How do I calculate my best weight class?
(by Dr Joseph Estwanik - Feb 27, 2009 - 5:45:45 PM)
QUESTION: How do I calculate my best weight class?
ANSWER by Dr Joseph Estwanik: Plan ahead! Many abuses to the body and the psyche result from self-imposed pressures to rapidly meet inappropriate weight loss goals or the performance of unhealthy maneuvers in order to “make weight.” We have all experienced, or have witnessed, some of the sadistic schemes to “make weight.” Boxers, wrestlers, grapplers, weightlifters, and martial artists all must satisfy weight divisions to compete. These divisions were ideally created most specifically to achieve the three goals of fairness in sport, safety, and competitive divisions.