So that they don't slow the horses down.
The weight of professional jockeys ranges from 108 to 118 pounds. The jockey and the riding equipment cannot weigh more than 126 pounds.
to keep warm
Horse jockeys are typically shorter people. There is no average for their weight though it is doubtful they weigh much.
Jockeys have to be able to endure intense physical training. They focus on cardio and LIGHT weight training. They have to keep their weight down, and muscle weighs more than fat. Distance running, not speed. A lot of core work, and legs. They get an arm workout just from galloping the thoroughbreds. Also, some do yoga to keep their muscles stretched out for the races.
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they don't have to be they are normally because less weight makes them go faster
dont eat alot
To keep the weight down.