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9/30/2014 10:44:55 PM - Juan C
do you do a water cut when you have to weight in for lightweights? How much do you lose and when do you start it?

Yes, I usually do some sort of water cut when I have to weigh in to compete as a LW pro. I generally keep my body weight between 225 and 240, so sometimes I actually do not have to cut and I usually perform my best under this condition. But when I do have to cut, it is usually just 10 lbs or so and I start it a week out from when I weigh in. As a side note, this is only for 24 hour or so advance weigh ins where you have time to rehydrate and refuel before competing. If I had to weigh in the day of the competition I would definitely NOT do a water cut. I also usually have to sweat out the last 5 lbs or so, especially if I am cutting 15 lbs or more, in a hot shower, bath, or sauna. This is definitely not fun and can sometimes be dangerous so if you have never done a water cut before, you should either find someone who has to help you through it or buy a book and do some reading on it.

Lots of ways to go about it, but simpler is better,
Andy Deck

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