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Bobsleigh:

Bobsleigh is a winter Olympic sport in which a team of two or four athletes launch a gravity – powered racing sled down a narrow and twisting icy track, steering to pass the finishing line with the quickest time possible.

Bobsleigh skeleton is a variant of bobsleigh in which only one athlete rides the sled down the icy course while lying face down.

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Bobsleigh Events:

Men`s Events

Women`s Events

Bobsleigh

-       Two men

-       Four men

Bobsleigh skeleton

-       Individual

Bobsleigh

-       Two women

Bobsleigh skeleton

-       Individual

 

 

Bobsleigh:

Energy Systems*

Anaerobic, ATP – CP

10%

Anaerobic, Glycolysis

40%

Aerobic

50%

Pre – Competition Carb Loading

Yes

Average Calories Burned per One Hour**

480

Endurance Diet Required

No

Risk of Muscle Breakdown (Rhabdomyolysis)***

Low

Risk of Sports Injuries

High

Benefits from Creatine****

Moderate

Fitness Demands

Agility      

Yes

Endurance

++

Explosive Power

Yes

Speed

Yes

       

*See “Energy Systems” under the section of “Sports Nutrition”.

**Your body weight and body metabolism are important elements affecting the average calories you burn during any physical activities. This is the average amount of calories burned by a person with a body weight of 155 Ibs (70 Kg) within one hour of this sport.

***See “Post – Exercise Rhabdomyolysis” under the section of “Athletic Disorders”.

****See “Creatine Monohydrate” under the section of “Sports – Performance Enhancers”.

 

For the “energy paths” of this sport, see the “energy map” below.

 

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