How To Weight Cut For A Fight
Whether you are involved in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing or MMA, there may be times when you need to shed some pounds in preparation for a fight. This is usually done to be prepared for the weigh-in that is necessary for the fight. In this article, we will discuss some simple steps involved in weight cutting ahead of a fight.
Reduce Your Intake of Carbohydrates
Water weight becomes difficult to shed when you consume a lot of carbohydrates. These carbohydrates hold a lot of water within your body. If you are disciplined enough to reduce your intake of carbs leading up to the fight you will meet your target. A recommendation for results is to cut your carbohydrates intake to 50 grams daily on your way to the day of the fight.
Consume More Proteins and Fats
In hitting your target, most dietitians will recommend you replace the reduction of carbohydrates with an increase in consumption of proteins and fats. These will provide you with the energy you need as you move closer and closer to fight day. In the week before the fight, your diet should primarily consist of leafy green, eggs, cruciferous vegetables, and meat.
Greatly Reduce Your Salt Intake
One of your enemies in weight cutting for a fight is water weight. A lot of salt in your diet will result in greater water conservation in your body. You can reduce this by eating less salt. Bear in mind that you still require a certain amount of salt to maintain your health.
Following these steps and others with the help of your trainer and a dietician will help you to be prepared for fight day.