Weight Gain for Sports

Many sports require an athlete to lose or maintain weight to optimize performance. Conversely, some sports and sports positions require weight gain for a greater competitive advantage. In some cases, the extra pounds can mean the difference between winning and losing. This entry describes how athletes may safely gain weight to achieve a competitive advantage.

Gaining weight is important for those who are underweight or who require greater strength. Gaining weight may also increase energy and endurance. Endurance is a person's ability to cope with intense and frequent exercise, such ...

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