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    Anyone have any experience with cutting? Nowadays there are lots of restrictions on all that, but back when I was in college it was still pretty crazy sometimes.

  • #2
    ive heard of dudes getting enemas inorder to cut those last couple pounds...i think this just goes to show they are full of shit

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    • #3
      Originally posted by glendanfig View Post
      ive heard of dudes getting enemas inorder to cut those last couple pounds...i think this just goes to show they are full of shit
      I think this is the best pun I've seen on a forum for a long time.

      Do we have an award for this?

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      • #4
        We didn't do anything too crazy in wrestling. Aside from wearing trashbags/solar suits in practice, the worst I've seen is borrowing everyone's coat/sweater and running around the gym if making weight was a pound or two off. Coffee-shitting and jerking off was also used. I guess the former was helpful, but the latter's just silly.

        I've seen forced vomiting as well, but only from the rare stupid. It wouldn't make sense to eat before weigh-ins to have something to actually ralph up. A few tournaments I went to though, had weigh-ins late at night, and the matches next day--a couple of regional AAU ones, and some others I vaguely remember. I made weight easy for those, despite eating well throughout the day. But I could imagine there being problems and puking up some food at the last moment. In those instances, I think I'd chance eating over my weight limit instead of not eating at all as well.

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        • #5
          Anyone ever employ the tongue depressor?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by l0rca View Post
            Coffee-shitting and jerking off was also used. I guess the former was helpful, but the latter's just silly.
            hey hey, lets not tread on sacred ground, the latter is something I take very seriously.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jubaji View Post
              Anyone ever employ the tongue depressor?
              So that's a no?

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              • #8
                wrestlers / grapplers / boxers cutting weight

                Originally posted by jubaji View Post
                Anyone have any experience with cutting? Nowadays there are lots of restrictions on all that, but back when I was in college it was still pretty crazy sometimes.
                I'm of the camp that doesn't think Wrestlers should "cut weight" in the classical sense, meaning specifically : a few days or a couple weeks before their match, they begin draining their bodies of fat and water (if they start a few weeks early) or just water (if they start a few days before.)

                I think it's bad.

                If you have fat to lose - lose it a few MONTHS before your fight, not weeks, in my opinion.

                And I don't think a person should cut water at all. I think, since the entire metabolism of the human body is based on water as a reactant, that to drain your muscles and other cells of water is a big mistake.

                I personally think a fighter should move UP in weight, if he doesn't have fat on his body.

                I'm far more scared of the healthy super lightweight who moved UP to my weight class than of the guy a weightclass higher, without bodyfat, who came DOWN to my weight.

                That's just me.

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                • #9
                  The thing is, depending on how much time you have after a weigh-in to rehydrate and eat and rest, cutting can be a significant advantage. Its certainly not healthy, but if you want to win you want to win.

                  Nowadays, most weigh-ins are same-day to discourage cutting like we used to do.

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                  • #10
                    wrestling is a different kind of weight cutting. Harsher.

                    A wrestler has to weigh in several times per week in the heart of the season.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jubaji View Post
                      The thing is, depending on how much time you have after a weigh-in to rehydrate and eat and rest, cutting can be a significant advantage. Its certainly not healthy, but if you want to win you want to win.

                      Nowadays, most weigh-ins are same-day to discourage cutting like we used to do.
                      now theres alot more rules the coaches have to follow to make sure their wrestlers arent cutting too much weight. theres like a chart you have to follow.

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                      • #12
                        Bah! Kids today are too pampered and protected!

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                        • #13
                          My daughter just broke her nose... She gets clean clothes and an icepack.

                          Spoiled brat. I should have made her finish the day in her bloody outfit.

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                          • #14
                            Its the weakening of society, I tell ya!

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                            • #15
                              I'm also in the don't cut weight bandwagon, if your already at the minimum 7% body fat cutting water just demolishes your strength. your better off just getting a tougher workout routine to get your self in shape for the next weight class. Remember that as you train your always going to gain weight from your muscle tissue getting bigger so trying to reverse that process just seems stupid to me.

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