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    Yeah, at our school we would all pile into the locker room and turn on the showers, all of them set on scald to create a steam room effect. Then we would close the doors and run for however long it took to drop the water weight before a match. We did this in addition to wearing several layers of sweats.
    I remember going from 134 to 129 in under 3 hours to compete at my desired weight class. This was my Junior year so I was about 16 at the time. After the season I weighed around by the end of my senior year 170-a weight I maintained until I got overweight to 205 last year. Now I'm 175.
    And it's all thanks to subway sandwiches, 6 grams of fat or less.
    But seriously, if you like your body, don't wrestle.

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    I never heard of it.
    Maybe the guy died from a stroke or a heart attack????
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    Originally posted by Osiris
    What??? The problem isnt the ordinary training, but people stepping outside the guidelines that may or may not be set by the coach and struggling to lose water weight and dehydrating themselves.
    When I wrestled, it was the coaches who pretty much insisted on the rubber suits, saunas and diuretics and laxatives.

    Even if coaches don't come right out and explicitly instruct wrestlers to cut weight, there's a strong pressure that comes with the subculture.

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    I think it was sometime around my junior year in high school('92-'93) that rubber sauna suits/trash bags were made illegal to use in Pennsylvania HS wrestling to lose weight, don't know if it was a national thing. If you got caught using one by the higher ups, you could be banned from high school competition.

    I remember sitting at lunch watching everyone else eat while I chomped on a pack of gatorade gum and spit in a cup, trying to lose that last 1/2 a pound. Good times.




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    Originally posted by ImAlrdyNum
    I think it was sometime around my junior year in high school('92-'93) that rubber sauna suits/trash bags were made illegal in Pennsylvania, don't know if it was a national thing.
    It was a sad day for all the dominatrix in the Quaker State

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    Crazy stupid ****. That is pushing you body TOO far.
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    Originally posted by ImAlrdyNum
    I remember sitting at lunch watching everyone else eat while I chomped on a pack of gatorade gum and spit in a cup, trying to lose that last 1/2 a pound. Good times.
    I remember those days. I went through in the mid-eighties so the garbage bag was still the legal method of choice. I'm just glad that our coach wasn't pushing laxatives on us too. I remember a match where a guy on the other team **** his pants in the middle of the match after using Exlax to make weight.

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    Hey I love martial arts but that **** is stupid. Theres no way anyone can tell me that the supposed benefits outweight the dangers of such methods.
    Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!

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    I was on the wrestling team last year for high school and yea they put you in a room and close all the windows but it wasn't so extreme. We just sweat a **** load though, and the coach sorta kicked me off the team because I didn't really make weight.

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    Originally posted by Osiris
    Probably dehydration.
    Too Funny!:p

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