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11-08-2006, 07:11 PM
Whats easy ways to lose weight quickly for wrestling?

11-09-2006, 12:27 AM
Are you serious???? Or is this to make people laugh and stuff?

11-09-2006, 05:24 AM
no this is no joke my weightclass in wrestling is 160, i weigh 165 i wanna lose it and maintain it

11-09-2006, 05:24 AM
i wanna weigh below 159

11-09-2006, 05:29 AM
This book has a safe way to cut water weight before competition: http://www.grapplersnutrition.com/

11-09-2006, 06:30 AM
This book has a safe way to cut water weight before competition: http://www.grapplersnutrition.com/
To go along those lines.. there are a couple of WBB/ALN articles from these authors:

OP, you are only talking about 5-6 lbs... have you started your wrestling session practices yet? I would easily loose this weight during my first couple of weeks of those 2 hour wrestling sessions. we were about the same weight.. I would weigh about 160 during football season and then easily wrestle 152 weight class without really cutting. I always hated cutting b/c back in my day, there was only starving, spitting and the boiler room.. the wrong ways to cut weight. So I praise you for keeping your weight loss reasonable.

11-09-2006, 09:24 AM
This article - http://www.grapplearts.com/How-to-Cut-Weight.html
explains how to safely cut weight before the tourney.

To make weight permanently you have to diet down over a prolonged period of time to drop your body fat index - meaning you have to lose fat. Unless you have a full 6 pack and have onion like skinfold in the abs or have cross striations in your legs you have fat to lose.

11-09-2006, 01:23 PM
Eat greens, and lots of them. When I was cutting, I used to make most of my meals salad with a little bit of grilled chicken in them. Fat Free Ranch Dressing tastes just like the real thing, 30 cals, 0 fat, 0 carbs per serving. Do a lot of cardio. This is if you are looking to cut around October.

I used to float roughly a pound per night, measure and record how much you lose overnight just so you can take that into account.

Where you are, it doesn't seem like you will need to cut much, if any. Sweat during practice, if you have the same level practices that we did, takes care of a decent amount.

11-09-2006, 03:00 PM
how much time till the match?

11-09-2006, 03:57 PM
5 pounds dude thats water weight in one practice you'll i wouldnt even worry about doing anything diffrent in till after the first 2 weeks of practice you'll for sure go down.

Wear sweatpants/sweatshirts if you really need to lose the extra weight. Make sure you stay away from any form of pop and drink a lot of water to clean your system out and you wont have any problem.

11-09-2006, 06:37 PM
well i got until Wednesday so i think i should make it

11-14-2006, 04:04 PM
no this is no joke my weightclass in wrestling is 160, i weigh 165 i wanna lose it and maintain it
Ever consider just wrestling at 165 (or closest class, classes go 160, 165 where i live)?

I only ask because, despite the desire of wrestlers to drop weight, i found it to be detrimental to my performance. My freshman year in high school i cut a lot of weight (which was all muscle / water loss, as i was already extremely low bf% when i decided to drop more weight to make varsity). I was never able to be anywhere near my normal strength levels. Every year since then (i wrestled in both HS and college) I never ever cut weight, i just wrestled in whatever class i fit into, despite sometimes giving away pounds to my opponent. This enabled me to be much stronger on the mat, and i still hold pinning / winning /etc records back at my HS and i'm out of college now. Just somethign to think about.

But if you don't care and wanna lose weight, some tried and true ones are:
- make sure you don't have anything in you when weighing in, meaning go to the bathroom right beforehand.
- spitting is always a good one for those desperate hours before weigh ins (gum will keep the saliva going)
- sauna suits / hot jogging / exercise (i'm sure i don't need to go over the dangers involved in crap like this, or reiterate that i think it's a bad idea.)

Or, you could just slowly lose the weight before season starts, in a smart fashion, so you can wrestle the class you want w/o beating up your body to do it, but based on the date i don't think that's much of an option anymore.

11-15-2006, 07:39 PM
A few days before a match jus go running with one or two sets of swets on, NO TRASHBAGS! they are bad for you and can lead to serious health risks.
Thats what I do and it dosn't make me feel weak in the match.

11-18-2006, 12:06 PM
just because you feel weak doesn't mean you aren't performing below what you're capable of.