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Old 09-21-2007, 06:59 PM   #1
Steve Sheffar
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Cutting Weight? How?

I am interested in cutting weight.

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170lbs
32 years
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12% BF

I want to know how to get to a "fighting" weight.

Thanks for this help.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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Re: Cutting Weight? How?

Why? Your weight is fine.

What you want to cut is body fat % - so, eat less carbs, more fat in your diet.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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Re: Cutting Weight? How?

Are you going to fight or grapple or something? When you cut weight, the weight lost is temporary.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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Re: Cutting Weight? How?

Also what weight class are you going for?
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #5
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Re: Cutting Weight? How?

By the way I'm not a weight cutting expert. I'm just bringing up relevent points.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:34 PM   #6
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Re: Cutting Weight? How?

Keep in mind when you cut weight for a fight, it's purely water weight and it's a temporary loss. There are crazy drastic ways (suana, rubber suits, etc, etc), and there are somewhat safer ways (although not as effective).

A safe-ish way is (and keep in mind this is a pretty high level view, there are some details you'd need to investigate on your own): increase your water intake to ridiculous amounts about a week out. During this time you'll be using the washroom a lot. About a day before weigh-in, you drop the water intake. The cool part is that your body is slow to catch on to what you did, so you'll continue peeing even though you aren't drinking any water ... and there you have drastic water loss. Weigh in, then rehydrate.

The exact timing, amounts, and the best way to rehydrate, are debatable, and you're best bet would be to find some literature that outlines a couple of plans and then do a few trial runs before you actually fight so you can tweak it to something that leaves you heavy AND comfortable after rehydrating.

John Berardi has a book that gives a basic/safe-ish approach if you're interested: http://www.grapplersnutrition.com/ (wfs).
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:48 PM   #7
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Re: Cutting Weight? How?

Gonna try half the carbs and 2x the fat.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:36 PM   #8
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Re: Cutting Weight? How?

Steve,
The short answer is, very carefully.

You need a reason, a goal, and at least a month.

Check out this link:
http://www.grapplearts.com/How-to-Cut-Weight.html
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