The most overlooked necessity for successful weight loss

Weight loss can be achieved by reducing calorie intake, increasing physical activity, or both. Having a higher proportion of lean-mass-to-fat-mass translates into a more attractive physique and competitive advantage in sport [1-3].

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The Optimal Rate of Weight Loss

Weight loss presents an interesting dilemma. When done appropriately, weight loss can result in improved body composition while maintaining or increasing performance [1]. However, when done inappropriately, weight loss can increase stress [2], impair muscle recovery and athletic performance [1-6], and can potentially result in more serious health complications [4, 6].

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