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Managing your body weight is as a part of wrestling as training is. After cutting weight, replenish the body with food carefully, keeping a close eye on your competition schedule. Manage your body weight, not letting yourself gain more than 8lbs. (10 at the most) so you won’t have to go through a frantic, difficult weight cut at the last minute. Trying to cut 7-8+ lbs. the night before a competition is mentally and physically stressful and is best avoided if possible. While some athletes are better at it than others, the chances of this process leaving you drained, weak and tired for the next day are high. It’s much better (safer and healthier) to drop weight slowly throughout the week whenever possible. If you have 8-10 lbs. to lose and you have 5 days to lose it, you can chip away at it by dropping weight when practicing and dieting throughout the week. After making weight, control yourself during the replenishment process so you don’t blow your bodyweight up to a number that will be hard to handle when getting ready for the next meet. If you’ve made your weight for a Saturday competition and it’s time to eat again so you can perform, don’t go to crazy with calories if you have to make weight again for an upcoming duel on Wednesday. If you replenish the body with clean foods (like rice, potatoes, fruits, etc.), you can have much more of them without doing harm to your bodyweight as compared to junk foods and fast food. For more information about performance nutrition, check out some of the articles posted on this website. This information is brought to you by www.highlandsfightgear.com.
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