View Full Version : Need to Lose at 23 lbs


Red_Kyubi
06-24-2010, 03:58 PM
Hey guys, so I started up boxing about 2 weeks ago. Been training like a madman and conditioning best I could. My coach wants to put me in an amateur match August 27th if I keep on progressing the way I am. Thing is I need to lose 23-25 more lbs to make 169. Is this possible, while still staying healthy?

dannnnn
06-24-2010, 05:09 PM
Well the math is:

You have just over 9 weeks.
A calorie deficit of 1000 a day = 2lbs weight loss a week.
That's 18lbs in 9 weeks if you stick to that.

I'd take that as a rough guideline, weigh yourself often and consistently (at the same times each day) and get to know your own body; how much weight you lose during exercise and that sort of thing.

I think you can do it as long as you stay disciplined, worst case scenario you'll have to cut a bit of water weight before the weigh in.

Rockin'
06-24-2010, 07:18 PM
It wont be healthy for you. Let me be the first to tell you that stepping nto the ring drained from making weight is no way to fight. Besides, your going to have to cut your intake way down to even come close to making it. You will be draining your body for the whole training period and that is no way to prepare for a fight. You gotta be strong steppin' in man.

Train yourass off while being sensible about what your eating and drinking. See what weight your at and maybe fight the class above. It will make more sense to fight strong against a slightly bigger guy than to fight weak against a slightly smaller guy.

****, tell your coach that he will need to drop some weight to work your corner, that you dont like unfit corner men.

What ever you decide to do, good luck..............Rockin':boxing:

DeltaSigChi4
06-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Twenty pounds can easily be dropped the day of the weigh-in, a good twenty-four hours before fighttime, which is plenty of time to recoup. Easily. And you won't be drained; you'll feel great if you know what you're doing. Easily.

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GoogleMe
06-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Twenty pounds can easily be dropped the day of the weigh-in, a good twenty-four hours before fighttime, which is plenty of time to recoup. Easily. And you won't be drained; you'll feel great if you know what you're doing. Easily.

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Just to make sure that you understand it, he's being ironic.

ScottDBA
06-24-2010, 11:12 PM
2 pounds per week is considered the max for safe/healthy weight loss. 9 weeks out = 18lbs, and that's training really hard and eating super clean. Plus you would have no time to taper down your training to go into the fight rested so you'd have even less time to lose it.

Take a fight some time later.

You want to go into your first fights (well all fights actually) confident and strong, not tired and drained becuase you had to starve yourself in the weeks leading up to it. You'll just be worn out.

Red_Kyubi
06-25-2010, 12:24 AM
Ok, it seems like it may be a little much but I will do my best to continue shedding the pounds. If i dont feel rested enough for the fight then I wont do it. Definitely want to win my first match haha.

FM3O
06-26-2010, 03:22 AM
It can definitely be done, relatively healthily if you do it correctly and are knowledgable about the way to go about it. Probably more important than all of that though is you better have some SERIOUS self discipline.

FM3O
06-26-2010, 03:24 AM
Wait, just read the OP... You started boxing 2 weeks ago and your already thinking about a match? I would definitely wait and see how things go with training and sparring, let alone losing weight. Talk about being thrown into the fire...

Red_Kyubi
06-26-2010, 03:46 AM
Wait, just read the OP... You started boxing 2 weeks ago and your already thinking about a match? I would definitely wait and see how things go with training and sparring, let alone losing weight. Talk about being thrown into the fire...

Ive had around 3 sparring matches so far and have been training 6 days a week. I feel great and guess Im doing well. Still not enough though but I guess my coach thinks im doing well enough.

FM3O
06-26-2010, 05:27 PM
Well if it seems your doing well then more power to ya. Just make sure you run close to everyday and your diet is in check.

DeltaSigChi4
06-26-2010, 07:28 PM
I wasn't being "ironic", or what the poster probably meant: sarcastic.

I was being factual. Twenty pounds in waterweight can be dropped before a weigh-in and regained right afterwards. Done it myself.

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zaheer
06-26-2010, 08:07 PM
I wasn't being "ironic", or what the poster probably meant: sarcastic.

I was being factual. Twenty pounds in waterweight can be dropped before a weigh-in and regained right afterwards. Done it myself.

E

WOW! you can drop twenty pounds in water weight and feel great. You need to let me in on your techniques.

boxingchef
06-30-2010, 12:01 AM
it can be done 2-3 lbs per week is max if you want to lose the healthy way. Eat smart and eat often to keep the metabolism high. Helps you burn. Remember... you need to eat to lose healthy

LVfrank
06-30-2010, 12:52 AM
Good luck bro

Heru
06-30-2010, 12:53 AM
Listen to a selective few because most of these don't know what they're talking about. I've lost 20+ pounds in 2 months from boxing training.

Train 2-3 hours a day and have a good diet setup, and it'll be easy. I use to run for the first 20 minutes to half hour and then just do all the boxing realted drills.

I was shedding 3-5 pounds daily, most of it water weight that you'll gain back, but what I didn't gain back, I knew wasn't coming back because of the training. Drink plenty of water and liquids by August 26, you'll be straight.

Red_Kyubi
06-30-2010, 05:00 AM
great thanks everyone for the advice. Going to attempt it and hopefully will make weight by the time needed.

PensionKiller
06-30-2010, 06:32 AM
I have lost 14 lbs once and looked like a female super model.

I'm normally 195-200.

It was tough to feel strong.

Good luck.

PensionKiller
06-30-2010, 06:33 AM
What weight are you now?

Do you have fat on your body?

PensionKiller
06-30-2010, 06:36 AM
Oh and by not eating well, your body degrades and you lose muscle. It's better to work out and lose it than not eat.

Spartacus Sully
06-30-2010, 07:21 AM
I train about 3 hours a day 4-5 times a week and eat like a pig

Today ill probly have egg salad sandwhich on wheat, applesauce, yogurt, bagel, 2 packs of ramen noodles with 1/4 cup parm butter salt an pepper on each, 1 belgin waffel, pack of tastey cakes, jimmy dean microwaveable b-fast sandwhich, a couple glasses of oj and milk, cup of green tea, water mellon, vanilla ice cream cone with chocolate jimmies, and a few slices of swiss cheese.

Ive starting taking this hoodia stuff tuesday last week and from then to friday i lost about 16 lb in water weight then after the weekend i ending up losing a total of 6 actual pounds and dropping 1% bf.

if you need something to help you control your appetite just a little i recommend this hoodia stuff but dont waste your money and take the reccomended dosage. I got some hydroxy cut brand hoodia and it recommends 3 tablets twice a day an hour before meals making my 60 capsel bottle last 10 days.....instead since i got them ive only been taking 2 tablets alittle before lunch to help control my afternoon and night time snacking and its been working fine.

Danny Gunz
06-30-2010, 04:43 PM
The problem I have on this forum is that when people are talking about losing weight the emphasize the training more then the diet.

The diet is key to safely and effectively lose weight, keep training hard but if you arent eating exactly what you should then this process will be painful.

Personally, I have never had to lose that much weight in a short amount of time but I know it will take a strict diet and proper conditioning so you stay strong.

Good Luck

Red_Kyubi
06-30-2010, 06:44 PM
What weight are you now?

Do you have fat on your body?



191, with some fat that should be lost

DR.ORGYY
06-30-2010, 06:45 PM
Of course its possible....just work hard....

Heru
07-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Listen to a selective few because most of these don't know what they're talking about. I've lost 20+ pounds in 2 months from boxing training.

Train 2-3 hours a day and have a good diet setup, and it'll be easy. I use to run for the first 20 minutes to half hour and then just do all the boxing realted drills.

I was shedding 3-5 pounds daily, most of it water weight that you'll gain back, but what I didn't gain back, I knew wasn't coming back because of the training. Drink plenty of water and liquids by August 26, you'll be straight.
The problem I have on this forum is that when people are talking about losing weight the emphasize the training more then the diet.

The diet is key to safely and effectively lose weight, keep training hard but if you arent eating exactly what you should then this process will be painful.

Personally, I have never had to lose that much weight in a short amount of time but I know it will take a strict diet and proper conditioning so you stay strong.

Good Luck

True. I'll add that I was eating a solid diet full of protein. The most common foods would be:

Boneless chicken breast cooked alone on the Foreman grill or on a skillet with butter. This would be with either broccoli, potatoes, or inside a salad.

Eggs 1 yolk 3-4 whites either scrambled or an omelet with chopped vegetables

Tuna or fish of any kind would be straight

Eat your share of carbs, but limit them to breakfast and the first half of the afternoon. Take a day off in the week from the diet to reinvigorate your body by eating whatever you want, but just limiting the portions of it. Good luck with that Kyubi.

JoHnNyBoXeR
07-02-2010, 08:24 PM
Hey guys, so I started up boxing about 2 weeks ago. Been training like a madman and conditioning best I could. My coach wants to put me in an amateur match August 27th if I keep on progressing the way I am. Thing is I need to lose 23-25 more lbs to make 169. Is this possible, while still staying healthy?

that seems like a lot of weight to lose in a short time.. take your time these matches aint going anywhere.. and to lose the wight just run alot 4 days a week and train 4-5 times a week and dont eat like a ghavone and you'll be good

JoHnNyBoXeR
07-02-2010, 08:26 PM
I wasn't being "ironic", or what the poster probably meant: sarcastic.

I was being factual. Twenty pounds in waterweight can be dropped before a weigh-in and regained right afterwards. Done it myself.

E

lol not for an amatuer fight.. lmao id probably have to jumprope for 6 hours straight to lose 20 pounds of water weight and then collapse

DeltaSigChi4
11-16-2010, 03:18 PM
WOW! you can drop twenty pounds in water weight and feel great. You need to let me in on your techniques.

How to Cut and Make Weight

by Martin Rooney, MHS, PT, CSCS, NASM

Fluid Restriction

The simplest and most effective way to begin the weight cutting process is to decrease or stop fluid intake. Your body is constantly losing fluid by breathing, sweating and urination. Every minute and hour that this goes by without replacing the fluid, you will lose weight. This process takes no extra energy from a fighter to complete, and you can lose up to 5-6 pounds in 24 hours without drinking. My athletes never go over 24 hours without fluid, and we usually start the fluid restriction exactly 24 hours before the weigh in. Before beginning the fluid restriction, there are some tricks to losing the maximum amount of fluid over that 24 hours.

For the fifth, fourth and third days before the weigh in, I have my athletes consume 2 gallons of water a day. They carry the gallon jug around with them so they know how much fluid they are taking in. At this time, the athlete also can be more liberal with sodium in his diet (we donít go heavy on the sodium, but a little increase can help later as you will see). This increased water intake triggers hormones in the body to excrete more urine than usual. This response will be essential in losing fluid the day before the weigh in. Two days before the weigh in, the fighter cuts the fluid intake to one gallon of water, and cuts out the sodium from the diet. Finally, the last day before the weigh in, the fighter takes in no fluids, no sodium, and only food that I will describe later. This process is effortless, and only requires a little discipline and tolerance of a dry mouth.

Sweating

The next most popular way to decrease weight before a weigh in is to sweat out fluid from the body. This can be done in a number of ways, and can take off 5-10 pounds of weight in a short period of time depending on the conditions. This is a great method because even if the athlete is already lean, there will still be fluid that can be lost. The limitations to this method are that it requires great amounts of energy expenditure, and can sap strength from the fight the next day. The goal for using this method would be to take off the weight you need to lose with the least amount of fatigue for the athlete.

The simplest way to use this method is to exercise. That can be as simple as running or jumping rope, to as complex as cardio fight circuits involving punching, kicks, takedowns and sprinting. Depending on how quickly you need to lose the weight and the temperature of the area you are in, you will get a feel for what style you need to use. In addition to the exercise, athletes commonly use plastic suits and heavy clothing to increase the body temperature and enhance the sweating response. Just remember not to overheat. Athletes have actually died from overheating using some of these methods. (I must repeat that the goal is to be within 10 pounds by the day before the weigh in so that any methods you use donít need to be drastic).

In addition to exercise, athletes can also use a sauna or hot bath or shower to lose fluid as well. A dry sauna is the most powerful of the three for weight loss and this loss should be monitored. Time spent in the sauna or hot showers should be at small 15-30 minute intervals to check weight loss. This brings up a great point that it would be a good idea to travel with your own scale to monitor how much weight you are losing. The last thing you need to do is lose too much weight. We always travel with a scale to keep track of our weight status.

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lol not for an amatuer fight.. lmao id probably have to jumprope for 6 hours straight to lose 20 pounds of water weight and then collapse


Yes for an amateur fight, at least if you're serious. You're in for a rude awakening with your opponent has done it and outweighs you by twenty U.S. pounds. Have fun taking your beating.

Steamroom. No need to jump anything. And

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