the knee jerk institutionalized wrestling part of my brain
says to man up.
that you need to suck it up and just do you cut.
The more rational side tells me that if you can be competitive at close to your natural weight
if your body comp and conditioning are good then you should cut as little as possible.
Really at a certain level of competition - you may very well need to cut- to stay competitive
cutting is an emotional topic for me I feel like a female gymnast sometimes,
squeaky voice and all
that I exhausted my limited resources before I could perform well
Getting on a scale 3 times a day
kind of fucks with your head.
I have spoke on this before- so I will summarize
I cut 12 to 15 lbs - while weighing les then 150 2x a week that is just what we did.
weighing 140 and competing at 125 and 118.5 isn't healthy.
and promotes injuries.
I did not shave til 22 or 23
did not go through puberty properly
had some liver and kidney damage from hydration issues
and I shorted myself a few inches in height from being malnourished
got allot of recurring concusions - those also have to do with hydration
and I passed out once in a match- from cutting too much.
I performed the best when I did not cut-
and felt healthier and did not get injured as much-
the cutting or not cutting is case by case basis-
in the big show things like UFC - all of the fighters who do not cut
are undersized for their respective weights
and eventually it becomes an issue.
really the drama with cutting is just something you have to endure-
I always think things that are unpleasant- particularly training type shit
is stuff you have to get good at- soley for the purpose of
making the discomfort be as short as possible.