I have some questions about my nutrition/diet on the day of a big event...when weight is an important thing and so is energy level.
I'm concerened about my weighing in at this years US Open (BJJ). I currently weigh right around 164lbs without the gi on. I have to weigh 167.5 with it on to make the light weight division. Can't go over or I will be DQ'd and you weigh in right before you fight.
I'm just worried about scale accuracy at the tournament and what I can do to keep my weight down on the day of the fight?
I will more than likely fight in the afternoon. I'm worried about what I eat for breakfast, lunch, and then some snacks before I fight. I need to have enough energy to compete but I don't want to tip the scales.
Any suggestions on what I can do the day of the tournament to keep me under the 167.5 mark? I will be competeing in a single weave gi....that will help some.
so do you know what the gi weighs? will you be at the tournament location the day before you fight? will you have access to a calibrated scale the day before? how long do you actually have between weigh-in and fight?
water will be your biggest concern--16 oz = 1 lb. controlling weight in that short time frame can be done pretty well just by manipulating water consumption.
if you want to get giggy, find an accurate scale to get a baseline on yourself. then bring a food scale. figure out what your margin is and eat weighed food & water accordingly. if you have at least an hour or two between weigh-ins and fight, you'll be able to rehydrate pretty well. just pound a bunch of water immediately after weighing in--the faster you drink it, the faster it will empty from the stomach. this should also give you time to •••• out any the kidneys reject.
I have several gi's all weighing anywhere from 3 to 5 lbs total.
I'm going with a light single weave that normally puts me right at 167lbs. But, without knowing what their scales will be at I'm going blind. I thought about brining along a small scale and seeing if they will let me weigh on theirs to calibrate mine. That way I can monitor as the day goes on. I will fight in the afternoon sometime though.
I can be at the tourmament to check things out the day before...that won't be a problem. I just hope they will let me try out their scale that day.
You don't have much time between your weigh in and your actual fight. It some cases (depending on # of competitors) it can be just a few min.
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