Originally Posted by b00mknockout
losing 8-10 pounds of water is not a good idea lol
2-3 pounds off a week...
guessing you want to retain as much muscle mass as possible?
just nail your diet and do steady low-moderate intensity cardio for about 40 minutes on empty stomach in the morning (empty = nothing but water, taking caffeine tablets before gives better results) - if so, post your diet here.
if you're 2 pounds off or so moments before you can do the sauna
or basically just stay in calorie deficit. a 4000-10000 calorie deficit a week is a rough estimate of what you need to do to lose 2-3 pounds.
What you're talking about is a healthy way to lose weight over a long period of time. He wants to lose 10 pound the night before a competition and gain probably 6-8 of it back by comp. time.
Its apples and oranges.
For sove, I'd say the best way to do it is a good suana work out. Shadow boxing and punching exercises are the best way to work the weight off in the suana. Also, run 10-20 minutes, and then do your suana work, then run 10-20 minutes, and so forth.
For 8-10 pounds, it shouldn't take you more than 3 hours doing it this way, judging from the sound of how you lose water.
It'd be best to do it over a 3 day period if you have time.
You'll want to cut your diet in half 2 days out from the weigh in, and attempt to cut about 3 pounds. The next day, cut the diet from the previous day in half...you'll probably be dehydrated enough to only lose 1 pound, but don't get discouraged. You're just setting up the day of the weigh in.
The day of the weigh in...all you need to do is the running and shadow boxing suana workout I mentioned above and you'll make weight easy.
The three day loss will be less of a shock to your body and system, and you'll still be able to gain 6-8 of the pounds back and you'll probably have the strength advantage in your competition. Good luck bud.