Originally Posted by BrazilianDude
Interesting info. It's always nice to get the point of view of somebody with some experience. Do wrestlers still cut as much weight after they reach Tibau's age? Cause this must take a heavy toll over time.
I don't know about wrestler's cutting at Tibau's age, but I know that even in my couple of years of cutting weight for wrestling I saw a drastic toll on my body. Before I started cutting weight for wrestling I used to be able to play full soccer and rugby games, often multiple times a day, and have no cardio issues at all. By my second year of cutting weight within the first 10 minutes of a rugby game I'd be exhausted despite still putting in the same levels of training, if not more. I could still go the whole game but my pace would be drastically slower. Wrestling too. I'd find by the second round I'd be on fumes and god forbid it went to a 3rd round, when before when I first started out I could do a back and forth 3 rounds of wrestling without too much difficulty.
Cutting the large amounts of weight that I used to do definitely took a toll on my body. I'm about 4 years removed from my weight cutting days but to this day my body gets tired far more quickly than it ever did before I began cutting weight, and my strength levels are nowhere near what they used to be despite putting in the same amount of work that I used to, and I'm only 20. It could be just that sports in general took a big toll on my body, but I saw a marked difference in my overall energy levels and strength from before I began to cut weight, and after. So really, for me it's quite amazing that these guys can cut weight for 10-15 years when my body could only take cutting weight for 3 years and has been affected by it ever since