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Gwen E. Chapman

This paper uses a Foucauldian framework for understanding how human experience is shaped by relations of power to explore the weight management practices of members of a women’s lightweight rowing team. Like other forms of disciplinary power, making weight involves implementing a regimen governed by normalizing assumptions, maintained through self-monitoring, and supported by discourse. The practices of making weight also are examined as a technology of the self that the rowers used to create and understand themselves. The position of women’s sport at the intersection of sports and gender discourse offered the rowers opportunities to oppose relations of power while reinforcing their limits within the confines of a disciplinary matrix.

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Nicola Brown and Yasmin Bowmer

college students were more intrinsically motivated to participate in sport, compared to exercise in which they were more extrinsically motivated. Females also reported weight management as a motivator to PA significantly more than males did. Selection bias is a recurring limitation of research in this

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Dana K. Voelker and Justine J. Reel

female skaters were subjected to body-shaming comments from coaches, parents, and skating partners that contributed to self-consciousness about appearance and, in some cases, led skaters to use weight management strategies that compromised health and performance ( Voelker & Reel, 2015 ). In a separate

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Buffie Longmire-Avital, Takudzwa Madzima and Elyse Bierut

.1249/MSS.0b013e318213fefb 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318213fefb Greaney , M.L. , Less , F.D. , White , A.A. , Dayton , S.F. , Riebe , D. , Blissmer , B. , … Greene , G.W. ( 2009 ). College students’ barriers and enablers for healthful weight management: A qualitative study . Journal of Nutrition

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Sarah J. Hatteberg

were subjected to extra cardio sessions based on their “bod pod numbers.” For men, weight management techniques were dependent on their sport and position. Men who were expected to lose weight were subjected to cardio plans whereas those expected to gain weight, were subjected to mandatory meals

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Amy Whitehead, Kanayo Umeh, Barbara Walsh, Eleanor Whittaker and Colum Cronin

) found that women rated weight management as more important than their male counterparts. Kilpatrick et al. ( 2005 ) also looked at the motivational differences between exercise and sport and found that participants were more likely to report intrinsic motives for exercise, such as enjoyment and

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Tanya Prewitt-White, Christopher P. Connolly, Yuri Feito, Alexandra Bladek, Sarah Forsythe, Logan Hamel and Mary Ryan McChesney

:10.1111/ecc.12338 10.1111/ecc.12338 Heinrich , K.M. , & Feito , Y. ( 2016 ). Weight management and appearance motivate non-competitive Crossfit participants . Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48 ( 5 Suppl. 1 ), 696 . doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000487090.03948.52 10.1249/01.mss.0000487090

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Jafrā D. Thomas and Bradley J. Cardinal

content analysis of lifestyle education resources for weight management in Australian general practice . BMC Obesity, 3 , 16 . PubMed ID: 26966546 doi:10.1186/s40608-016-0097-1 10.1186/s40608-016-0097-1 Eltorai , A.E. , Sharma , P. , Wang , J. , & Daniels , A.H. ( 2015 ). Most American

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Katelyn Esmonde and Shannon Jette

a youth population thought to be troubled by delinquent and/or physically inactive behavior. Our examination of the “obesogenic environment” literature builds upon this existing work, and is an important contribution at this particular moment when weight management and taking responsibility for one

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John H. Challis

’Malley , E. , Blake , C. , Breen , C. , Gaynor , K. , … Fullen , B.M. ( 2017 ). Musculoskeletal pain profile of obese individuals attending a multidisciplinary weight management service . Pain, 158 ( 7 ), 1342 – 1353 . PubMed doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000918 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000918