There are many sports that dictate competition is performed within upper and lower boundaries of weight, the major principle for this being to match opponents of similar size, strength, and capability and produce the fairest contest. Examples of such sports include boxing, rowing, wrestling and horse racing (in this case jockeys weight is used as a handicap for the horse), and their rules and regulations are widely accepted. Although many are extremely different, the majority of such sports are individual combat sports, and/or rely on the athlete maintaining an optimal power to weight ratio.
You may have heard that vitamin D helps promote the absorption of calcium. A study published in The Journal of Immunology suggests that it also plays a role in managing inflammation. That’s good to know, since inflammation has the potential to impede recovery from exercise.
True Strength Moment: Our body needs considerable amounts of the macronutrients protein, carbohydrates and fat, but only comparatively small amounts of vitamin and mineral micronutrients. Because the nutrient needs of active adults exceed those of inactive individuals, it’s especially important for those who exercise regularly to consume a broad range of nutrients through a healthy balanced diet.