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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Realistic Goal (New and Needing to Lose Weight)

Hey... I hate to be the n00b who asks a stupid question, but I'm not looking for information (that's easy enough to find)... I'm looking for opinions.

I'm 6'0" and 225 pounds (roughly) at the moment. I have a rather dense frame, and people are surprised to find out my weight (in other words, that weight is far from being "all fat"). I'm hitting the gym a lot in addition to my BJJ class. I have a chance to enter a BJJ/grappling tournament on August 23rd.

I've been working on diet in addition to gym time. I'm eating small bits every 2-3 hours between meals (which I've more or less reduced in size and intake of short carbohydrate chains) to keep the metabolism active.

I want to know, do you think it's realistic for me to shoot for the 88kg to 98kg weight class (98kg = 215.6lbs) class, or should I bank on staying in the 99kg and up weight class? I don't want to do any crazy (or dangerous) weight loss stuff... like heavy fasting or dehydration or anything else of that nature.

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that's not much weight to lose at all.

if you're strict on your diet you can cut about 6lbs of mostly fat and just cut a few lbs of water.
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10lbs isn't much. In fact if you do have some fat I wouldn't be surprised if you could lose that much just by dieting and increasin your cardio.

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1 colon evacuation away from the weight lol
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Cut out drinking
Get that diet right
and keep working out

You will easily drop 15-20 pounds, even more than that if you wanted to

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Cut out drinking
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Cut out drinking? Only thing I'm drinking is water (and tons of it). Over-hydration isn't a problem, is it?

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Cut out drinking? Only thing I'm drinking is water (and tons of it). Over-hydration isn't a problem, is it?
Probably means alcohol. Beer is my weakness.

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This article gives some good, safe ways to cut weight.

http://www.grapplearts.com/How-to-Cut-Weight.html

Honestly though, as long as you keep your diet right and you keep exercising I think you could definitely drop 10 lbs without even cutting.

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This article gives some good, safe ways to cut weight.

http://www.grapplearts.com/How-to-Cut-Weight.html

Honestly though, as long as you keep your diet right and you keep exercising I think you could definitely drop 10 lbs without even cutting.
that's the exact section about cutting weight from his book Training for Warriors
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Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

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