[quote]John Smith wrote:
John Smith wrote:
I’m 208-210 right now. Need to be under 201 in 4 weeks.
Bro, you can lose that in water weight alone. There is no need for you to be on a diet right now. In fact, training on hypocaloric calories before a fight isn’t the best idea.
You need to do a “test” run with cutting water weight. One of the best articles on the subject is here:
Don’t wait until the week before your fight to do this. If I were you, I would do a test run starting today. That way you’ll know how much water you can lose in a week.
And, of course, you can always sit in a sauna before weigh-ins. (Will there be a sauna available? Are you doing a weigh-in at the hotel?)
Let me know if you try this and if you have any other questions.
In my opinion, you can make weight easily without losing anything other than some water.
I’m sorry. I forgot to mention, that weight was taking pre-breakfast, after cardio, and after a long piss.
That IS my weight without carbs or a large majority of liquids.
Maybe you should lose a few more pounds as in 1 1/2 week long dieting. But you can still drop a good bit of water weight using thhe techniques in the link California Law posted over your pre-breakfast, post-cardio, long piss weight. I don’t think you would need to diet the rest of this time.
Check out CT’s carb cycling protocols too. If I remember correctly, they’ll allow you to have more carbs on the high days than you’ve been having. And they are effective for many.