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Re: Training bodyweight vs. competition bodyweight
Posted By: Andy F. In Response To: Re: Training bodyweight vs. competition bodyweight (Nectar Kirkiris)
Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2006, at 6:56 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Training bodyweight vs. competition bodyweight (Nectar Kirkiris)
I agree that you don't want to cut water more than about 18 hours from the weigh-in; it's too draining and too tough to snap back. I also agree that pedialyte is very good for rehydration (even if it is tough to stomach!), but don't forget about good ole' water.
When I used to cut significant weight, I would consume 2 qts of water/pedialyte (mostly water) before I ate anything after weigh-ins. When you're that thirsty, it only takes about 10-15 min., and that's not even pushing it. Eating is not going to help you inside of two hours, but water gets back into your muscles in less than one hour. Light exercise (walking around) helps accelerate the process. I'd continue drinking more slowly until I had consumed between 3 and 4 quarts of water. Even after dehydrating, I'd be peeing again within 90 minutes of weighing in. If you're not peeing, you're not sufficiently rehydrated!!
Then I moved up a class, and now I train within Nectar's 2-3% rule....
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