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Posted: 2012-02-09 16:36:15
the best/easiest way to lose weight for upcoming fights?whats a reasonable weight to drop from your average weight and how to do this safely?...
Posted: 2012-02-09 16:42:53
For me... Running... less carbs... skipping... less carbs... more running.. less carbs... bit more skipping (sauna suits not too bad too)...

my weight fluctuates a lot and lost hell of a lot doing this few years back but ensured protein and water intake was high.. I'm back on the heavy again right now at 107kg though)...

Good luck tomos
The Crippler
Posted: 2012-02-09 20:42:37
less carbs is a very basic statement. There is FAR more to weight loss than just less carbs, well there is if you wish to maintain muscle, strength, power and health. ;-)

Correct (& sometimes increased) fat intake is also very important.

It varys from person to person.... For instance whats your fat level/percentage? How old are you? Whats you current eating like? Who cooks your food?

You can keep it fairly basic but can also go very in depth looking at the the micro & macro nutrient level.
The Crippler
Posted: 2012-02-09 21:03:48
If your serious about weight loss take a look at or email me
The Crippler
Posted: 2012-02-09 21:08:31
Fighters Emp
Posted: 2012-02-09 23:17:23
If you are real serious and know how to do this and of course check with a doctor,look into "water loading". It is often used by pro fighters for quick weight loss!

The Crippler
Posted: 2012-02-10 07:22:30
Fighters Emp, its fine talking a "water cut"; I've used it myself however, it can be VERY dangerous with side effects such as kidney failure.
Most people attempt a water cut without a real understanding of it, in reality there isn't a massive amout of conclusive evidence either.

IMO a "weight cut" shouls always begin with an adjustment of a fighters diet.
Posted: 2012-03-08 09:00:09
water loading is one of the most dangerous ways you can cut weight. i honestly hate how fighters are reduced to doing this simply to reach ridiclously low weights and use this very, very unsafe way of making a weight that they couldnt make in time using a sensible diet. its messing with the body on a cellular level and combined with the stress and strain on a body come fight time, not a good combination at all.
nathan touchgloves
Posted: 2012-03-30 03:00:16
agree with maz,i had a kidney stone last year, lasted 2 months and the pain was unbelievable, i didnt dehydrate myself on purpose, i was just in thailand training and didnt drink enough water.
i really wouldnt wish a kidney stone on anyone, male equivilent of child birth me thinks x
Mark L.
Posted: 2012-06-26 18:38:47
I think water loading can be done in safer and more dangerous ways.
Kelly Leach
Posted: 2012-07-09 13:04:16
Prepare in advance for your fight, and I mean more than 2 weeks!

Carbs are needed pre training, use the healthier option wholemeal pasta/rice with vegetables. It isnt rocket science, the body is like a fire and carbs are the fuel, you have to feed it for it to burn...

Protein post fight to feed the muscle and aid faster recovery.

Look at eating super foods, quorn, strawberries, chillis etc.

Reduce portion size gradually, dont suddenly go from eating a diet of shite to child size meals, this will "shock" your body and you will retain fat/fluid.

Do your homework and learn what suits your needs. Water loading is not a sensible option and may make you feel drained, lethargic and unable to perform as you'd like to.

K :)
The Crippler
Posted: 2012-07-12 13:21:29
Kelly, I disagree with you about "carbs" as in rice/pasta before training.
Kelly Leach
Posted: 2012-07-14 12:52:03
Thats why people are allowed to have their own opinions Crippler, we can agree to disagree. I lost six stone so my proof was in the pudding ;)
The Crippler
Posted: 2012-07-19 18:52:17
Sorry I didn't mean that in a disrespectful manner but see it may have come across like that. I should have left some rational for my comment, no time right now but will come back at some point.
Massive congrats on your weight loss. I would say (assume) that if you were able to loss that amount of weight you were at some point you carrying a large amount of excess fat?
I would suggest the weight loss strategies can differ slightly for wanted outcomes plus starting points.

Again MASSIVE respect for what you've achieved, many people talk about it, far less go on to achieve it!
Posted: 2012-07-20 13:16:14
Its really simple. Eat paleo, do hill sprints and smash the pads. If you've done your pre-fight camp lifting the fat will burn off you.
Rob Hayward
Posted: 2012-10-24 03:20:32
On weight cutting for a fight i usually have 1.5-2g of protein per KG of body weight and 1g of carbs per KG of body weight.
Carbs that are essential are Natural porridge oats, Sweet potato and Brown rice.
Snacks i usually have pot of quark or small handful of mixed nuts and plenty of green veg.
Water i have a minimum of 4 litres a day.
Posted: 2013-03-02 12:59:07
Hi, its not about calories in v calories out. It is about reducing your carbs.

Here's a blog post to let you know the hormonal responses to food - you can then work out what to do quite nicely - and this is about burning fat. (no products to sell on this blog - yet alot of information for you!)

For fluid loss definitely see Marc Goddard! He knows his stuff.

Kind regards,

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