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Old 12-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
Bassiru Kamara
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Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

So I have a weightlifting meet in a week and some days, December 21st, and I'm gonna be competing in the 69kg (151.8lbs) weight class. As of now, I'm right at 152. I want to be a couple pounds under the weight I need to be just to be on the safe side. Any suggestions on how I should approach my diet? Specifics would be great, but any general help is appreciated! If you throw in what a sample day would be like, you earn extra points.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

Well, geez, all you really have to do is eat one less snack a day... or take a little fasted walk in the mornings... or stay where you are and drink a whole bunch of water the night before to pee it all out. A couple pounds over a week and a half doesn't take any kind of special planning.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #3
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Re: Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

This can be tricky as you dont want to lose strength. I wouldnt change much as you can drop 5 lbs of water with not much problem. Personally i would drop my calories just a little bit (Maybe just 250 calories a day) and start doing some cardio fist thing in the morning on an empty stomach (About 30 minutes worth). If you cant do it in the morning i would do it right after your regular workout. Dropping 5-10 lbs in one night is easy if you know how to manipulate your water and sodium but that is a totally different beast and something you dont want to mess with this close to your meet.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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Re: Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

water weighs 8lbs per gallon. stop eating salt and eating carbs about 2 oe 3 days before. stop drinking water about 24 hours before weigh in. after weigh in, eat up and drink up. if you just google "cutting weight" there are about a million articles by wrestlers, powerlifters, weightlifters, etc. alot of guys drop 10% of their weight or more. dropping less than 2 lbs is easy for anyone.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:33 PM   #5
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Re: Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

Go eat some greasy mexican food. Make sure it has refried beans and rice.

Take a handful or two of fish oil or spoonfuls of EVOO or Coconut Oil.

Crap out your colon and a good portion of large intestine. Be prepared to have plenty of TP on hand and a candle or air freshener.


Or you could just go a bit lighter on carbs that week. Don't drink a ****ing soda or beer or eat ice cream or any junk you'd normally eat.

There is no reason to do water loading where you are at.

Make sure you aren't constipated and scale back the carbs the day before which you will be resting anyways.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:21 AM   #6
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Re: Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

What? No put on a garbage bag and run for 19 hours in a sauna?

J/k don't do that....

What everyone else said.

Worst case do what some of the guys i knew did and buy an enama kit

Oh the things we did to make weight in wrestling...
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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Re: Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

Most people will lose about 1lb overnight. So if your weigh in is in the morning, just don't eat breakfast or drink anything before the weigh in.

Also, another trick I used to do is the car sauna. On the drive to the meet, turn up the heat in your car as high as you can stand it. Make sure you are wearing sweats and a hat and gloves. You'll work up a good sweat on the way to the meet, and lose another pound that way. Except you'll be all sweaty and stinky.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #8
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Re: Dropping a Couple Pounds for a Weightlifting Meet

^^^ that would be a good trick for wrestling. nasty but good.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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^^^^^The car sauna would not be too fun if you are driving to the meet with others who are not committed to the experience.
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