Special mode for wrestlers, available on the TBF-300.
Nearly all wrestlers reduce their weight at one time or another. Some
do so with little if any risk to their health, while others put themselves
at much higher risk by reducing their muscle mass, fat mass and hydration
levels to dangerously low levels. Due to health risks and lack
of guidelines necessary to help coaches monitor each athlete's weight
loss, the NCAA established recommendation.
The 1996 ACSM Position Stand "Weight Loss in Wrestlers," as
adopted by the NCAA, recommends the following minimum body fat percentages:
5% for Collegiate Athletes and 7% for High School Athletes.
Athletes whose body fat percent falls below these standards may
not be permitted to wrestle. Since individual state wrestling
associations may have standards that differ from the NCAA, we recommend
you check with your association for their specific guidelines.
When activated, wrestler mode calculates the "Minimum
Wrestling Weight" at a predetermined body fat percentage. These
results can be printed out.