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04-18-2006, 10:36 AM
I am entering a bench comp. on Friday April 21st about 4 days from now. It's a little late for this question but I would like to compete at 165, however, my current weight has been fluctuating b/w 168.5 and 166.5lbs. What's the best way to loose some water weight before the comp. and not loose stength?? Thanks

04-18-2006, 11:45 AM
spit alot. Try a sauna if you have access. Do a little bit of cardio and watch your food intake. dont eat the morning of the comp and then take a mad dump right before you weigh in. then afterward. eat ass tons of carbs and drink alot of water to rehydrate. you have plenty of time to loose three pounds.

04-18-2006, 11:46 AM
lmao^ that post is hilarious, but nonetheless true

04-18-2006, 12:43 PM
4 days is long enough to lose 10 lbs

3 is nothing...

04-19-2006, 08:18 AM
You'll be fine. Just don't eat anything the day of and piss out every last drop right before weigh-in.

04-19-2006, 10:04 AM
lower your watger intake over the days leading up and cut back on your food so much. i would suggest alot of cardio in lots of layers the night before or before the weigh in and maybe a sauna sweat it out

04-19-2006, 12:09 PM
3 lbs is nothing. Just make sure to have plenty of water and gatorade (and food) on hand for after you weigh in.

04-19-2006, 03:58 PM
Like most have been saying, 3lbs is nothing. Eat a light dinner the night before, check your weight the morning of and make adjustments accordingly. Make sure to eat and take in enough fluids following the weigh-in.

04-19-2006, 07:11 PM
good to see you post somewhere other than my journal. Good luck to you and matt this weekend.

04-19-2006, 08:20 PM
As a 3 year wrestler, I know how to cut weight.

Any food that you cut back on is only going to help you loose glucose. Honestly, have you ever weighed your food? A hamburger is like 6 ounces. A big glass of water can be a pound.

Here's what I would do: eat pretty much whatever you want. Don't go crazy, but try and get alot of carbs in the night before- don't take into consideration calories but how much the food weighs. Either way, just make sure you don't weigh over 168-9 when you go to bed. You'll probably float 2lbs or so that night (glucogen and the early morning pee). The day of, weigh yourself in the morning. Loosing 1 lb is nothing, but even if you're still 3 lbs over, you can wear a hoody and sweats, and with a light jog you could loose it anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. During the season i would consistantly loose 5 lbs during practice, without a sweat suit or even a hoodie. This is of course if your weigh in is a few hours into the morning - if its at like 6 Am, just make sure you're nowhere more than a pound over when you go to bed.

Don't spit a lot. That causes cotten mouth, and unless you're spitting a loogie every 5 minutes, you won't loose more than a few ounces. You can use a sauna but it is unnecessary unless you are lazy and don't want to jog with a hoodie and sweats on.

Excessive cardio is also unnecessary; again you are not trying to burn calories but loose water weight. Do it to get a sweat going but don't go run a fast mile or something. Skip rope. Use a stationary bike. Jog lightly. With a hoodie/sweats on you'll loose weight faster than you would beleive, even if it doesn't feel like you're sweating excessively.

2nd thing: CHECK THEIR SCALE. Dear lord this is important. 168 on your scale could be 171 on theirs. Also make sure you weigh in in your boxers - the cloths you wear can weigh up to 10 lbs, though usually a t-shirt and shorts will weigh 3. Shoes may weigh 2-4.

3rd thing; This is a little late advice, but I would tell you to know your body, meaning how much weight you float overnight and how long it takes you to loose x amount of weight wearing a hoodie/sweats. Make a mental note of both of these during this weekend for future competitions.

Make sure you hydrate and get plenty of electrolights after you weigh in.

04-20-2006, 07:21 AM
Thanks everybody for all the great advice. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.