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Refining for a High Level Athlete

There are a lot of knowledgeable guys on here, and I’m just looking for a little bit of advice. I wrestle Division 1, and I am two months out from my first weigh-in.

I’m very small for the average T-Nation user (I am very short; I wrestle 141) I’m about 148-151 right now, and I’ll probably make my first actual weight cut from about 145 or 146.

Before I get attacked for being a tiny man, my squat and dead numbers are both fairly good to excellent. (Not bragging, I just don’t want this to become a BULK OR DIE thread.)

Here is an “average” day for me, with my food intake. I’d just like some help in selecting what to cut out to ease off the final few pounds.

5’6", 150 endomorph

7:30 AM
3 eggs
3 slices turkey bacon
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup green peppers
1/2 cup tomatoes
1 plum

9:00 AM Weight training session followed by sprint workout
Sip 30gCHO/15gPRO during workout

11:00-11:30 AM
6 oz chicken/beef/turkey/tuna/etc
2 cups steamed broccoli
1 cup sweet potato

2:00-2:30 PM
6 oz lean meat
3 cups spinach
1/2 cup tomato
1/4 cup red onion
1 tbsp EVOO, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

3:30 PM Wrestling practice

5:30-6:00 PM
6 oz lean meat
3 cups spinach
2 tbsp dressing from Gourmet Nutrition
1 banana

8:30-9:00 PM
2 scoops Metabolic Drive
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp Greens+

I take fish oil, 3g of EPA/DHA daily.
I bike to and from campus (3.5 miles both ways) in the morning and after practice

Thanks a lot!

A friend of mine works with a number of elite level atheletes and he has stated numerous times that the hardest thing about the job is not screwing them up. Let them do what they do best.

If what you are doing is working, be very carefull about what you add to or take away from your diet and training.