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Discuss US team scale was off 5 five lbs? at the Freestyle & Greco-Roman Wrestling within the Wrestling Talk Forums; Originally Posted by MSandhu 2.2 pounds can't be that hard to cut for them their ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSandhu View Post
    2.2 pounds can't be that hard to cut for them their olympians I know I can cut pounds sitting around.

    In fact my team members have said before that I just think my weight off :P
    just cutting 5 lbs can be done in very little time if you havent already cut 15-20lbs, some of these guys drop ridiculous weight and to think you are there and need to go 5 more just sucks, and it was 2.2 kg which is 4.8 lbs

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    Considering how well these guys know their bodies and such, I cannot believe they would not realize that there was a 5lbs difference. Like I said, it baffles me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSandhu View Post
    2.2 pounds can't be that hard to cut for them their olympians I know I can cut pounds sitting around.

    In fact my team members have said before that I just think my weight off :P
    if you can cut pounds just sitting around, you're not cutting weight. and like someone above me has already said, i'm sure these guys have already cut enough. if you've EVER REALLY had to cut weight, you know the last bit is the hardest.

    sorry to come out hard about this but you seem to think cutting weight is a joke.

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    That's just how I lose weight for my tournaments sometimes I just exercise it off.

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    Easy, tiger.

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    Seriously, that's pretty crazy and or ridiculous. I guess bringing a scale halfway around the world is kind of difficult but you think USA wrestling would have that important element dialed to perfection. I mean I coach a local HS team and we have a $500 Befor scale that goes everywhere with us and is dead ass on.
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    i cut 23lbs in 3 days, 13lbs in 6 hours, and my soph yr of college i came in weighing 221 from off season having to be at 197 for season, in HS i wrestled 189 and weighed 184 til after i had surgery following my senior year. when i was dropping the 23 lbs in 3 days the last 7 lbs were ridiculously hard to get off, id say most of these guys cut about 20 some pounds if not more for the olympics, when your cutting that much weight just dropping an xtra pound is like climbing a mountain and it does just suck you right out, i can totally believe that if the scale was off teh wrestlers would be sucked out from cutting weight, and no when your down that much weight i dont think you can tell if you have a pound to go or 3 to go at least i know i couldnt

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    I cant believe that a) the scale they are using is off by FIVE POUNDS I mean I know wrestling isnt big here but if my highschool can afford a decent digital wrestling scale so can the U.S. team...

    and b) that these elite level athletes who are used to monitoring and controlling their weight day in and day out somehow dont notice that the scale is off by 5 pounds? Hell I weigh myself once a week if that and if my scale jumped I'd know it.
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    Mango said in his Flo interview that he cuts from 145 to make 121...

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