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    Default How do I get to 140, when I'm already at 152?

    So I have Frosh-Soph regionals coming up kinda soon, and I'm wrestling at 152 lbs right now,but i easily could have certified at 145, but my state's regulations wouldn't allow me becuase of my body fat at the time. On average I weight about 148-49 lbs, though. I love to workout, but don't really have the time between wrestling and homework. So if anybody has anything out there on how to lose about 10-12 lbs SAFELY, i would love to hear it. Plus, I have a very big home gym, so if it requires exercise, I can proabably make it work. But other than that, if you have any dieting tips (i usually eat 5-6 meals a day to keep metabolism raised) i would love to hear them, thank!
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    Default Re: How do I get to 140, when I'm already at 152?

    Yea just wrestle in layers. I'm not sure what you are eating but either make it healthier or cut down a little bit on size.

    Run in a trash bag. Do more cardio. Sauna? It's going to hard but if anything you can cut like 3 pounds by doing something not so safe.

    My question is how do you eat 5-6 meals a day when you are at school. I would love to do this so hook me up with tips! thanks and good luck.

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    Eat less than what you usually eat. Find out what your daily calorie intake should be and subtract 500 from it. Eat that amount of calories everyday or lower.
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    Default Re: How do I get to 140, when I'm already at 152?

    Ignore the posts above. If you were barred from certifying at 145 because of low body fat, there is nothing to give up, aside from lopping your head off, that will get you to 140.

    If your walk around is 148-9 with low body fat, that tells me you should be hitting the weight room, look to build some muscle mass for 152 and then look forward to 160 next season.

    Why teens continually want to cut befuddles me when what you need to succeed at 125 and up is strength and power.
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    The extra layers thing is not a proper way. That will just make you lose more water weight essentially. I had kids who would wear three or four layers including multiple sweatshirts. Half the time they would just be super sluggish and drag through the workout. I recommend wearing less layers so you feel fresh and are able to go harder.

    You want to eat a clean diet, and do not cut out water. Portion control is key as not eating too late. If you have to throw in a few extra workouts either in the morning after practice that is fine. An early morning workout gets the metabolism going and will burn up the food you are eating more effieciently.

    Bottom line though you dont have much time to do this so lowering your body fat in a short amount of time will typically require some sort of unhealthy measures. I would focus on your technique and just wrestle at 152 this year and then prepare on dropping weight at a healthy rate for the following year.

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    If you are already at a low body fat, I agree with RYou, you should just work yourself UP rather than down, prepare yourself to wrestle at 152, and either keep your weight there, or work higher so you can have higher muscle-bodyfat ratios instead of simply removing the body fat that helps your body function.

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    Well you need to eat throughout the day every couple of hours, but make it a small meal like a furit, salad, candy bar, somthing like that to keep your metabolism working. It is very important to eat breakfast, that wakes your metabolism up and gets it working ealier.

    You really need to do this over a period of time, about a month or longer. It is also important to eat alot of veggies because your body cannot break down it, thus not being able to extract the calories or nutrients out of it. making you feel full but not makihg you gaining any weight.

    It is also very important to exercise alot because your goal is to burn more calories than you eat. Running is a great idea and so is weight training but don't over do it, you don't want to gain to much muscle, because its hard to lose muscle.

    The people are right, sweating will only make you lose water weight which you will gain back when you drink anything. That is used for loseing a few pounds before the match.

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    I'm one of those guys that couldn't cut weight even if their life depended on it. I never really care about my weight as long as I'm healthy and going up. I'm usually always at the right weight class naturally without even trying when it comes time to weigh-ins. So if I were you, I would just wrestle at 152. It shouldn't make a difference as long as you are working hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMA_Brad View Post
    Yea just wrestle in layers. I'm not sure what you are eating but either make it healthier or cut down a little bit on size.

    Run in a trash bag. Do more cardio. Sauna? It's going to hard but if anything you can cut like 3 pounds by doing something not so safe.
    Trash bag will get you in trouble (probably), but MMA_Brad's right, don't lose the muscle just sweat it out in the layers. If you're not in full long johns under 2x full sweats, you're probably not wearin enough. Don't get caught in the Sauna--that'll DQ you.

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