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    Default Going from about 122-123.5 to 112

    I am 5'3". I don't have a lot of body fat. I am a muscular build. Is it possible that I can cut the weight?

    What do I need to start doing?

    Can I make that weight by Saturday?

    Would it be possible to cut from my weight to 112 and wrestle at that weight later in the season when I would have more time to cut?

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    Default Re: Going from about 122-123.5 to 112

    Assuming you're 124 right now here is the plan....

    Go to bed tonight without drinking any water or eating anything else.

    You will wake up around 123.

    Throughout the day you unfortunately won't be able to consume much because it's only 2 days from now. Grab yourself an orange and maybe a small portion of pasta for lunch and have 16-24 oz of water throughout the day tomorrow.

    You should enter practice around the same weight as you went to sleep or woke up.. depending upon how much self control you have.

    You need to wear sweats at practice and make sure you lose at least 3 pounds, bringing yourself down to 121.

    After practice, have a Powerade but don't eat yet. You want to run or bike off at least 2 more pounds.

    If you live in an apartment or townhome complex or have a gym membership it wouldn't be bad to get a bike in the workout room and hit the sauna. The goal is to lose what you plan to eat and drink... If you lose two pounds, you can have 8oz of Pasta for dinner to keep your spirits up and something to sip on before bed so you aren't uncomfortable.

    If you do the workout and can control your eating you should fall asleep on Thursday between 120-121 before bed.

    You will wake up, Friday, hopefully at between 7-8.5 pounds over- it will seem like a lot to lose the last day (and it is.. it's not fun...) but you can do it.

    You don't drink/eat at school throughout the day, maybe bring something to chew on (sugar free gum, anything to keep your mind busy) , but stay focused on classes as much as you can and try to pass the time.

    By practice you should have drifted between 0.5-1.0 pounds, depending upon how hydrated you still are. This will leave you with between 6-8 lbs to go heading into practice.

    Practice hard- with a goal to lose at least 3 pounds at practice. Don't stop moving the entire practice. This brings you down to 3-5 over after your Friday practice...

    Hungry and thirsty, with weight to lose.

    Worst case scenario is that you will need to lose at least an additional 2-3 after practice by biking so you can have a small meal. Your goal should be to wake up 2 hours before you are obligated to leave for weigh-ins.


    Crunch time: Assuming you're 4 over (since I've kinda over estimated weight throughout) after practice, you want to lose 3 pounds after practice. Get yourself 1 over and enjoy a small 1 pound meal. Pasta & gatorade/water.

    This will put you at 2-3 over before heading off to sleep.

    You will probably be miserable, if you are, hop on the forum and vent. We've all been through it.

    While sleeping, you will drift another pound (sleeping from 10p-5a) and wake up 1-2 pounds over...

    Get up, check your weight and finish the job. The entire time your cutting the final weight think about how fun it will be to "vent" on your competition.

    Next week you need to start the cut on Monday and it won't suck nearly as much.

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    Another thing...

    Use our Workout & weight tracker http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/exercise_log.php to manage your weight.

    You can go back throughout the season and review what works best for your body without trying to remember. Any data you can keep track of about how your body reacts to certain things will help you in getting to know your body and what it is capable of.

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    Sauna?

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    its a hot room...

    You may want to reconsider the cut if you've never done it before. Also, if you wind down after a workout in a sauna, make sure to have someone in there with you.

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    Default Re: Going from about 122-123.5 to 112

    its a hot room...

    You may want to reconsider the cut if you've never done it before. Also, if you wind down after a workout in a sauna, make sure to have someone in there with you.

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    I know what a sauna is. I was just going to ask, should I sit in one in place of biking or running until all of the sweat is gone?

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    haha, I figured you should but "Sauna?" through me off.

    In places where we could do it, we used to move the bike into the sauna, but that usually isn't an option.

    You want to work out first and sauna immediately after to keep your sweat going.

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    Default Re: Going from about 122-123.5 to 112

    you should sauna first then work out...I have the same problem but i don't weigh that much..yea and you should try it sometime when you don't have any important meets just to see how you feel...and after weigh-in don't over do it trust me

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