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Balanced diet is essential for optimum performance in all sporting activities - intensity and duration of sport should be

Focused

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Athletes should undertake a proper nutritional assessment which will identify:

Sufficient carbohydrates of a range of glycemic scores to meet energy demands

Drink enough fluids to remain hydrated

Eat a healthy balanced diet

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For performers who compete within weight categories, weight management as well as body fat % is

Important

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Able to manipulate body fat composition after gaining a reasonably accurate measure of body fat % by either:

Changing energy input

Changing energy output (training)

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Fat is vital for:

Producing/providing energy for low-intensity endurance events

As well as insulation against the cold + protection of vital organs

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BMI calculated by:

Dividing body weight (kg)
By the square of a person's height (m)

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Body fat percentage: important to have the correct amount of body fat in relation to their:

Age
Sex
Chosen sport

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BMI is not a good method for determining your optimal level of fat as it is based upon a

Weight:height ratio

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2 methods to measure body fat %

Bioelectrical impedance
Skin-fold callipers

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Bioelectrical impedance involves:

Electrical current is put through the body

Muscles have a slower electrical impedance than fat and measure of the impedance gives an estimate of body fat%

Affected by the body's level of hydration

Affected by

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Skin-fold callipers involves:

Callipers are used to measure the levels of subcutaneous fat at different sites around the body

Measurements are added together then entered into an equation & body fat % is obtained