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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 10:33 AM
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5'9 138lb, dude your tiny. Im 5'9 165lb 18 yrs old, i bench like 225... im not that big but im still workin on loosing some weight, i couldnt emagine being 138lb thats just too small.
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Definitely eat tons of calories, limit the junk food as mentioned before. Your metabolism will take care of you at your age, so don't worry about gaining fat. The excess calories will help you develop muscle, so you should not really be 'dieting' to lose weight. You may be curious about supplements, and all kinds of stuff that professional fighters/athletes are taking, right? I highly recommend you don't take anything more than a multivitamin (to fill in the gaps in your nutrition) and maybe some protein if you're not getting it in your food. This is a critical time for your body to develop, as others have already stated.
Obviously you are not overweight, so why do you feel the need to lose weight? Are you in any sports? If you're looking into beginning MMA, fast-paced endurance sports are a good idea, and I suggest some basic plyometrics. Don't worry about bench max, and all that stuff.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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I need to cut weight for wrestling.

So if I just lose water weight that will just come back, what if I'm like 127 or something the day of a match, could I just use the sauna to cut the last 2/3 pounds and be at 125 and then drink plenty of water after I weigh in?

@nooblift, your 18...
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Yeah, cutting water weight can be very dangerous, but very common with wrestlers and fighters. If you do have to cut the extra pound or so, make sure to rehydrate as soon as possible. If it takes too much to make weight, you may have to consider a new weight class.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Well my main weight right now is 130, but I'm going to see if I can get 125.
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I know losing weight is more about diet and exercise but I have a sauna at my house and my dad says its the wrong way to lose weight.

I'm currently

5'9
138 lbs
14 yrs.

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Dude, 5'9 138 lbs is not bad at all.. you probably don't look like Barbie's Ken, but that's all right; I'm guessing you only have a couple of inches extra here and there. Don't get pressured into an anorexic body image, ur fine.. and if you still want to lose weight just exercise (no muscle building though, that'll inhibit your height growth at this age, just running around and sports) and cut junk food. There are no shortcuts in life, your dad's right on the mark. A sauna will only make you sweat out water weight which'll make you thirsty and be right back after you drink.. it's only good for temporarily cutting weight for weigh-ins and stuff. And any pill type crap that promises to cut your weight instantly either a) is a total ripoff b) will fck your metabolism up for life along with a ton of other side effects and addictions, and the weight loss will be temporary at best.

And if your motivation's wresting, just wrestle in your current weight class until you can cut to 125 or something with exercise.. it shouldn't take more than a month or two at your age if you're regular about it. And the extra athleticism will serve you very well in your matches. Cutting water weight for weigh ins will sap you pretty bad for the next few days, even after you gain it back by drinking.. it might hurt you in the match. It should only be used as a desperate measure to cut off the last couple of extra pounds before the weigh ins, not as a regular tactic.

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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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I'm actually about to turn 15 in like a month.

So 14 isn't really accurate anymore.

So the sauna should be one of those "oh man, I didn't cut that last lb" type of thing and I should be careful with it and only do it if I REALLY need to cut that last lb or so?
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I'm actually about to turn 15 in like a month.

So 14 isn't really accurate anymore.

So the sauna should be one of those "oh man, I didn't cut that last lb" type of thing and I should be careful with it and only do it if I REALLY need to cut that last lb or so?
exactly.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 09:16 PM
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I need to cut weight for wrestling.

So if I just lose water weight that will just come back, what if I'm like 127 or something the day of a match, could I just use the sauna to cut the last 2/3 pounds and be at 125 and then drink plenty of water after I weigh in?

@nooblift, your 18...
yea cutting weight like that, even like 2lb in a sauna isnt bad. I was just saying that if your doing that to loose weight its not gunna do anything accept dehydrate you.
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