in a way, i agree with you, but where did you get the notion of the one i emphasized above?
Originally Posted by button_hater
to thread starter: better get carbs from fibrous sources(that's for meals), get easy carbs(easy to digest) while and post-activity. get a good serving of protein, vitamins and minerals on the meal before bedtime(better if natural sources) to help repairs on the body. then when you wake up, don't skip breakfast.
not great. had fun tho. i was informed on friday that we'd only be split up into weightclasses. they would be:
Originally Posted by atom
<155lbs, 155-170lbs, 170-185lbs, >185lbs
i was at 188lbs. the smallest guys in this division were >215lbs, no guys in the 185-200 range. on sunday morning (day of) i woke up at 6am, ran a bit, didn't drink water or eat, just had a glass of cranberry juice to help me deposit one at the toilet. weigh-in was around 10 or so. i took my shirt off, got on the scale, 185.0lbs
the place was FUCKING hot tho. it was a big building with glass walls, NO FANS OR VENTILATION. we were all sweating like pigs. so dehydration probably was a factor, despite drinking sips of water and eating (tuna sandwich) until i waited for my match an hour later.
ended up fighting a very good friend from my gym who had about 4-5 more years training than i did. his cardio was INSANE too, i gassed hard at minute 2.
was fun though. gained experience. i was DEAD after the match tho. my head felt DRAINED, i felt like i might pass out. my fingers eventually got wrinkled from sweating. after drinking water, and then some soda to get sugar in me, and resting for a good few minutes, i felt better.
any tips for the future?
starting earlier with the weight loss can help when you're weighing in on the day. If you hold weight you're more likely to retain strength and sometimes you have a bit more wind (in your lungs not your ass).
I dropped from 70kg to 64kg in about four weeks by eating my meals in reverse. by this I mean eating a relatively large breakfast (for me a full english), followed by a normal sized lunch and a small dinner (as weight loss becomes harder replace on meal [preferably dinner] with a protein shake and a rye cracker). This, along with 4 lifting sessions a week and regular grappling and boxing sparring makes the weight loss relatively easy with minimal muscle loss.. not that the whole climbing everest thing is a bad idea, I'm sure you'd lose plenty of weight that way too