i have some questions for those of you that are more experienced with cutting weight, and hope that this might turn into a "how to cut weight" thread..
anyway, i'm planning on entering a MMA tournement down the road...sometime around August. most likely i'll fight at 205, and am currently 235 (out-of-shape, i know, i know...). my plan is to get back in shape, and get my "walking" bodyweight down to 210-212. i figure cutting 7 lbs of water should be relatively easy, and when i rehydrate, keep me from being too small, so to speak.
my tentative plan, would be to start restricting water about 4 days out, and start using an herbal diruetic (somthing like Taraxatone) and an OTC AI (6-OXO Xtreme) at that time as well, in order to help flush out water. also, i will prolly adopt a low carb diet at that point to further encourage water loss...
after wigh-iin, start up with a diluted solution of Gatorade (50% solution, 50% water), creatine, BCAA's to rehydrate.
now i haven't cut wieght since HS wrestling, and am now 32, so i realize that my metabolism isn't as forgiving, and there are prolly better ways of doing this as well.
any ideas and critisms welcome!