This is another weight cutting thread, but with a different twist.
I've cut the dehydrate, plastics way for multi days before weigh in for years. Ive got that part down to a pretty good science, but my metabolism is slowing down a bit, and the weight cutting is getting tough.
Off season i walk around 150, pretty healthy...during wrestling season im usually 136-138. I cut down to 125 if its scratch weight.
My question is, im curious about 'dry cutting'. Ive read where you have a schedule like this:
mon 2 gallons, only day with carbs
tue 2 gallons extra salt added to all healthy food
wed. 2 gallons extra salt
thurs. 1 gallon distilled no salt at all...no processed foods
friday. 1 liter after am workout, nothing besdies mb a power bar,
saturday. nothing/weigh ins 7am to 1am
I would love to try this scenario out, as i think it would prevent me from being dehyrdated a shorter period of time. Im just worried that i would be 15 pounds over mid day friday.
Usually my 10 lbs come off friday like this: Since i have an am workout, my metabolism will burn 1-2 through the day. Wrestling practice will be about 4 pounds (im a skinny guy) and ill hit up a sauna friday night and lose another 3. If im still over by more than 2 pounds ill take an epsom salt bath before bed. I lose about 1 lb in my sleep. If i am over in the morning i can get ride of a pound with out working too hard..ie spit, and a little bike.
If im fully loaded with water going into friday, will all those numbers just increase...ie ill burn 2-3 lbs through the day, practice 5 pounds, 4 in the sauna?
I would ask my coach, but im not a fan of this weight practices...pretty extreme dehyrdation.
Also please dont say, lose fat or move up a weight class. Number one im skinny, really no fat too lose. Number two i cant go up to 133 as i wouldnt have a spot. #3 i got scholarship money next year if i can stay 125, thus i need to keep competing at that spot.
Thanks for input
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Im planning on trying this before a relatively unimportant tournament in two weeks. so long as I end up doing it i'll let you know how it goes. If anyone has done this I would also appreciate the information
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This is pretty similar to what I did 45 years ago in high school. While my buddies were measuring water in shot glasses with their meals, I drank a lot of water. A pint or better with each meal, water before, during and after practice, and more during the evening. My body got accustomed to the high water level, and I would uninate copiously! A lot of times I had trouble making it from one class break to the next - and I peed between every class. Meanwhile, I kept my weight within about 5 to 8 pounds. Two days before weighins, I stopped drinking the water. My body would take time to adjust, though, so I would keep right on urinating like a horse, all day long. Easy on the food, keep the exercise up, and I would be in good shape by weigh-in. Sometimes I would have to spit a bit to finish off, but that's why they make sugar-free lemon drops, right?
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Thanks for the replies so far. I'm going be weighing in about 9 - 10 lbs over monday morning pretty well hydrated and fed. ( i got a rest thing weekend as our 2 dual matches were practically jokes, and I needed a week to break to try to help on weight, and nagging injury) Hopefully this goes well, i've probably have had my best week of practice in along, and i mean ALONG time.
I'm looking forward to pulling double or triple workouts this week (at least right now lol)