Low energy availability is well-recognized in female athletes. However, aesthetic, weight class, and lean sports may require male athletes to achieve and maintain unhealthy body-composition profiles. Marianke van der Merwe takes a deep dive into low energy availability in male athletes and discusses how pushing them into the red zone may be detrimental to their... MORE
Marianke van der Merwe
Marianke van der Merwe is the Sport Scientist at Balderstone Sport Institute's Football Academy in South Africa. She attained her Honors degree in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria. She is passionate about youth development and athletic performance. Furthermore, she is interested in education and is a lecturer for Cambridge International Physical Education subject. She is a nationally capped softball athlete and uses her experience competing internationally to prepare the athletes mentally and physically.