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mspiegelo
07-19-2008, 12:18 AM
i know there are similar threads, but i wanted to make my own. won't be fighting til at least October, but i already know that i am going to have to cut it really close to get down to 165. i am walking around now at 170-175 but I only have 4% body fat already (just had my body comp taken- its actually a little under 4%) and live a monk-like lifestyle, so its gonna have to get really serious. let me just request in advance that we stay on topic. i don't want to hear any suggestions to fight at 178...

so.... what would you recommend to eat that can refuel the body, after the weigh-in, that will get energy back up to its highest potential, and not create digestion/stomach aches before a fight. you figure you have at least 3 hours to digest and nerves will probably make me have to poop anyway which i will do right before the fight...

here are my thoughts on some possibilities:

1) lots of water obviously as i'll have to be dehydrated to make weight
2) grilled chicken salad
3) banana
4) apple with peanut butter
5) protein bar (i like power crunch) or muscle milk

obviously not all of these at once, but any combination thereof that i see fit (i.e. water, chicken salad and banana)...

your thoughts on those suggestions and/or your own suggestions....?!?!?

KostyaTszyu44
07-19-2008, 01:24 AM
straight after the weigh in eat a bowl of pasta with bolognaise sauce and meat....drink some water with this and let it settle....then about 20-30 mins before the fight, eat a banana or an orange, i was going to fight today myself and im still on standby lol but i dont think i will end up fighting as i cant get a match frustrating

Rafael Benitez
07-19-2008, 01:32 AM
Sometimes you may not even have time to digest pasta or complex carbs. I recommend eating fruit which keeps you feeling light but replenishes your energy reserves. Smoothies and juices are very wise too indeed. Much better than drinking maxi carbs and much tastier too! If you have been drying out, a meal could just make you feel bloated as your stomach may have shrunk.

KostyaTszyu44
07-19-2008, 01:51 AM
also, how tall are you?? because with only 4% body fat i dont think it would be safe to lose anymore weight.....

mspiegelo
07-19-2008, 01:59 AM
also, how tall are you?? because with only 4% body fat i dont think it would be safe to lose anymore weight.....

6'2/ 6'3"

i can do it. i have been down to 170 recently. whats 5 more pounds? i like that alternative better than trying to gain weight and have to face bigger guys. i think i'd have an advantage at 165. im taking a lot of fish oil and eating peanut butter to maintain a higher level of fat cuz i know it can be dangerous to get too low.

plus i have a few months to adjust my body. if i have to lose some muscle mass, so be it.

Rafael Benitez
07-19-2008, 01:59 AM
also, how tall are you?? because with only 4% body fat i dont think it would be safe to lose anymore weight.....Not sure how accurate his reading was. Maybe he did not input his height into the device Bodybuilders have 5% fat around comp time which is basically aroun their organs only. Even they have 10% after comps as 5% or below for too long leads to health problems. I am ripped at 17% which is usually aroun my comp weight of 175. Anything up to 25% is suppose to be OK, but I think for boxing it should always be below 20 and above 15 before you suffer anorexia.

Also, there is no 165lb division wtf. There isn;t even 168 in the am's.

mspiegelo
07-19-2008, 02:09 AM
Not sure how accurate his reading was. Maybe he did not input his height into the device Bodybuilders have 5% fat around comp time which is basically aroun their organs only. Even they have 10% after comps as 5% or below for too long leads to health problems. I am ripped at 17% which is usually around my comp weight of 175. Anything up to 25% is suppose to be OK, but I think for boxing it should always be below 20 and above 15 before you suffer anorexia.

Also, there is no 165lb division wtf. There isn;t even 168 in the am's.

i'm studying for my CSCS cert and am a personal trainer. top athletes have between 5-8% body fat. i know because i have to take this test frequently and look at charted data on the statistics every day. i realize that under 5 is not the best- bordering on unhealthy, but b-hop was certainly in the same boat as are many boxers.

as for the accruacy... my comp test was taken with the skinfold test, taken at 3 points instead of the maximum 7 (this is a very common abbreviated version of the test), so though it is much more accurate then say, one of those high-tech scales that supposedly measure body comp, it still could have been more acurate. the caliper readings were taken 2 inches outside the umbillicus (belly button), on the chest- half way between the areola (nipple) and the anterior axillary- armpit, and on my thigh half way between the proximal border of my patella (basically top of the knee capish) and the inguinal crease (think hip flexor)... an earlier reading had me at 5% which is more likely

and just so you know dude- there certainly is a 165 pound (75 kg) division- thats middleweight internationally and thats a FACT. for example shawn estrada is the us's 165 pound fighter in the olympics. amateur divisions are different than pro weight divisions. look it up dude. thanks for your thoughts on the food though... much obliged

let's get back to the food though. anyone else?!?

KostyaTszyu44
07-19-2008, 02:31 AM
yeah 165 or 75 kg is middleweight

KostyaTszyu44
07-19-2008, 02:33 AM
i think i have about 11% body fat....i can get down as low as 42 kgs if i really really try....i weighed in at 43.9 today , hadnt eaten anything but wasnt dieting this week.....still didnt get a bloody fight though

mspiegelo
07-19-2008, 02:37 AM
i think i have about 11% body fat....i can get down as low as 42 kgs if i really really try....i weighed in at 43.9 today , hadnt eaten anything but wasnt dieting this week.....still didnt get a bloody fight though

sucks man- better luck next time. may you fight and may you win. cheers

KostyaTszyu44
07-19-2008, 02:44 AM
thx you too

Rafael Benitez
07-19-2008, 02:54 AM
i'm studying for my CSCS cert and am a personal trainer. top athletes have between 5-8% body fat. i know because i have to take this test frequently and look at charted data on the statistics every day. i realize that under 5 is not the best- bordering on unhealthy, but b-hop was certainly in the same boat as are many boxers.

as for the accruacy... my comp test was taken with the skinfold test, taken at 3 points instead of the maximum 7 (this is a very common abbreviated version of the test), so though it is much more accurate then say, one of those high-tech scales that supposedly measure body comp, it still could have been more acurate. the caliper readings were taken 2 inches outside the umbillicus (belly button), on the chest- half way between the areola (nipple) and the anterior axillary- armpit, and on my thigh half way between the proximal border of my patella (basically top of the knee capish) and the inguinal crease (think hip flexor)... an earlier reading had me at 5% which is more likely

and just so you know dude- there certainly is a 165 pound (75 kg) division- thats middleweight internationally and thats a FACT. for example shawn estrada is the us's 165 pound fighter in the olympics. amateur divisions are different than pro weight divisions. look it up dude. thanks for your thoughts on the food though... much obliged

let's get back to the food though. anyone else?!?Good to see you are studying it so you will now that most of them are naturally lean. If this is case with you then that is fine but normal people should not go that low as they will suffer the consequences. I guess everyone has their own theroies because on my course at Halton College which was funded by LFC, my lecturer told me that 10 was the absolute limit of healthiness. Also, I have noticed that the heavier punchers and strongest boxers tend to be around or above this limit. It's all up to you though.

mspiegelo
07-19-2008, 12:20 PM
Cool,

Anyone else have any good food suggestions?!?

Once again- food that can offer the most energy and encourage recuperation from cutting weight without causing pre-fight digestive issues... thanks

peewee1460
07-19-2008, 02:49 PM
oranges, i eat one before i work out

mspiegelo
07-19-2008, 05:13 PM
oranges, i eat one before i work out

yeah, oranges are good.

how do y'all feel about yogurt? i snack on the peach la yogurts sometimes- delicious!

KostyaTszyu44
07-19-2008, 08:18 PM
yeah yoghurt should be fine...also i know chocolate and that aint good for ya but before a fight sometimes having a few m&ms or smarties as we have here in australia gives you a quick boost......jelly beans or other lollies work well also

mkm88414
07-21-2008, 01:29 PM
bananas and apples, i would avoid that protein bar man. if you really want it and know it doesnt give you problems then go for it, but often times those premade bars dont use the highest quality protein powder and the impurity can give you gas, esp if ur nervous

sukhenkoy
07-21-2008, 02:05 PM
Bananas and apples are good. Maybe some grapes and raisins as well because they are fairly light, and have a lot of fructose? <-- I don't know too many side effects, so check up with someone else before you decide to eat it before a fight.

Also, if you are interested, I have a recipe for this natural energy mix I used to eat before working out. My bro used to eat it before his strenuous swimming exercises in the U.S.S.R.

Left2body
07-21-2008, 02:24 PM
I personally stayed away from bananas and protein bars after weighin's because they uses to **** up my stomach. Pre-made shakes that were done earlier that morning were good for me along with some grapes or nuts or possibly a little bit of tuna fish to munch on. Also some water.

But a very big thing for me was to eat and drink slowly. Much slower than you would normally. You might be really hungry but if you eat quickly or even at regular speed it can leave you feeling heavy or it just might go right through you if its a rich meal.

*Forgot to mention this was for wrestling not boxing