West Virginia Wrestling


by Dr. Bill Welker

... on Excessive Dieting

What are the warning signs to excessive dieting?
Here are what I would term "Symptoms of Excessive Dieting." Carefully read over the following questions:

If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, then it's very possible that you are losing too much weight. Wrestling is one of the most physically challenging sports. You need all the strength and power you have to win the "big" matches. So, don't think dieting is the key to success in the mat sport. If you work on skill improvement, conditioning, and eat sensible foods, proper weight loss will come naturally.
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Updated November 11, 1997