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what's the best way to do it without losing too much strength?
i ask out of purely academic interest :D
13-05-2003, 02:14 PM
lol @ academic intrest.
There was a pretty good thread on the underground on it but I can't find it anymore.
It basically depends on how much weight you have to cut and when the weigh in is. If you're just sweating out water then you should be able to get back to your full strength pretty easily. Stuff like sleeping in a tracksuit, limiting your water intake in the days leading up to the fight helps.
Best ask some one like Leigh R who has actually done it. Or if you know any wrestlers then they can be a good source of information, or the UG as there's people on there who've done it.
I don't really know enough to post details though, but I'd like to find out more, and if I could do it at uk events then I would do.
14-05-2003, 11:47 AM
Rosi are you tring to fight midgets for real :)
The best way ive heard of doing it is going on the Adkins diet for a week (cak all carbs, lots of protein and fat), theres a serious initial weight loss something like 7lbs average i think. Uou weigh in and then put all the weight back on by eating tonnes of carbs. Problem is it makes you consto for a while as your not allowed high fibre foods.
Im not big into making weight by dehydration as that seems to be why so many boxers are getting there brains mushed up.
14-05-2003, 12:19 PM
I thought you were just trying to make the weight mac?
Good post though, I'm gonna have to try weight cutting soon when I can find an event where I can weigh in the day before.
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