Thread: What to Eat After Weighing In?
1/11/2008 9:55am, #1
What to Eat After Weighing In?
First Amateur fight tomorrow night. Boxing, OBA rules (headgear, 3X2 minutes, etc). I'm in good enough shape, not worried skill wise, good coach, all that stuff.
The weigh-ins are at 5:30pm, and the fights start at 7:30pm (which probably means 8pm, knowing how these things never start on time).
I don't know when I'm fighting, could be anywhere between 8 and 10, give or take. So here's my question: What would people suggest that I eat between the weigh-ins and the fight? I wasn't planning on eating that much before the weigh-ins in order to make weight (not cutting hard or anything, just a couple pounds), and I didn't know what would be good to eat so that I'm not full, barfing, starving, bloated, gassy, etc.
1/11/2008 10:21am, #2
Banana's are my faves, slow burning energy and are not to heavy.
1/11/2008 10:52am, #3
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Depends how long you have really but Oats should be good." The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus
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1/11/2008 11:02am, #4
At absolute least an hour and a half. The weigh-ins at the last show at this place were a half hour late. But probably in the neighborhood of 2-3 hrs.
1/11/2008 11:44am, #5
If wrestling in high school taught me anythings, you have to go to an IHOP and eat the greasiest thing you can find. Sometimes, that includes mat maids (you may call them "ring girls" in your culture)."Emevas,
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1/11/2008 12:56pm, #6
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Half of a turkey sandwich, and some pear or banana. A little less than half of the sandwich if you're really worried.
I find that with just fruit, I end up starved after the quick energy burns off. Just a bit of a turkey sandwich, and it's much better.
Oh, and never eat or drink anything before a fight that you haven't tried before. No new sports drinks, no new energy bars, nothing like that. Eat and drink things that you are familiar with.
1/11/2008 12:59pm, #7
I'm not big into sports drinks or energy bars or anything of that sort, but thanks for the advice
1/11/2008 1:58pm, #8
Ah, I see it is on again! Best of luck, and don't low kick anyone.
2-3 hours should give you plenty of time for a buffet, until they kick you out.Surfing Facebook at work? Spread the good word by adding us on Facebook today! https://www.facebook.com/Bullshido
1/11/2008 2:05pm, #9
Snickers marathon energy bars. Sugar, protein and complex carbs. I usually have two.And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
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1/11/2008 3:24pm, #10
peanut butter on whole wheat, a small garden salad (no dressing) , and fruit