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  • #16
    Originally posted by jnicholas View Post
    I've always heard about this kind of weight management in wrestling but I don't understand it. What is the purpose of it?
    The purpose of weight categories? Fairness maybe... In my case I had to decide my weight category months before the competition and if not making the weight category I would have been disqualificated from competition! The reason behind dieting down is because much of it will be waterweight and after weight-in in the morning you'll re-gain waterweight and compete with more body weight than earlier the same day...
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    • #17
      Originally posted by jnicholas View Post
      I've always heard about this kind of weight management in wrestling but I don't understand it. What is the purpose of it?
      Everyone wants to fight in the lowest weight class possible. Strip yourself of all your water weight, gylcogen weight and as much fat as you can as quickly as possible, then put it all back. Fasting for 2 days followed by heavy depletion-style workouts (to burn glycogen) can easily strip 10 lbs in "weight" very quickly to get you in a low weight class. Then, simply carbing up and rehydrating tacks all that weight back on. If you didn't do this, you'd be fighting people 10 lbs heavier. F that!
      Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
        Everyone wants to fight in the lowest weight class possible. Strip yourself of all your water weight, gylcogen weight and as much fat as you can as quickly as possible, then put it all back. Fasting for 2 days followed by heavy depletion-style workouts (to burn glycogen) can easily strip 10 lbs in "weight" very quickly to get you in a low weight class. Then, simply carbing up and rehydrating tacks all that weight back on. If you didn't do this, you'd be fighting people 10 lbs heavier. F that!
        If everyone is doing that does it really mean anything as far as competitive advantage? Does 10 lbs really make a difference compared to if you trained for maximum strength or endurance while your competitors were playing games with the scales?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by jnicholas View Post
          If everyone is doing that does it really mean anything as far as competitive advantage? Does 10 lbs really make a difference compared to if you trained for maximum strength or endurance while your competitors were playing games with the scales?
          Ten pounds of muscle makes quite a difference.... And thats what this really boils down to.

          They are training AND playing games with the scales
          Last edited by Neckhammer; 07-15-2013, 01:54 PM.

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          • #20
            Am I the only one who keeps imagining the title read in Jerry Seinfeld's voice?
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            • #21
              Originally posted by jnicholas View Post
              If everyone is doing that does it really mean anything as far as competitive advantage? Does 10 lbs really make a difference compared to if you trained for maximum strength or endurance while your competitors were playing games with the scales?
              Everyone does it.. so it evens out. But if you don't you are the odd one out. It is like trying to win a big cycling race without juicing. Sometimes you have to do stuff you shouldn't just to have a fair chance.

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