Cycling’s Body Weight Obsession – How Light Is Right For You?

Global Cycling Network in conversation with Renee Mc Gregor, clinical dietician with expertise working with athletes, including those with RED-S and eating disorders. This episode addresses some of the potential performance and health issues that may be encountered in a cyclist who either inadvertently or intentionally enters a low energy availability state.  Read More 

Resources referred to in this episode include: Keay, N, Francis, G. & Hind, K. (2018) Low energy availability assessed by a sport-specific questionnaire and clinical interview indicative of bone health, endocrine profile and cycling performance in competitive male cyclists BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine;4:e000424. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000424. Full text:

Fuelling for Cycling Performance Science4Performance

How do you identify male cyclist at risk of RED-S? BJSM

Mountjoy, M., Sundgot-Borgen, J.K., Burke, L.M., et al (2018)IOC consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): 2018 update Br J Sports Med 2018;52:687-697.

Mountjoy, M. Sundgot-Borgen, Burke, L., et al.(2014)The IOC consensus statement: beyond the Female Athlete Triad—Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) Br J Sports Med; 48:491-497. Full Text:

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