How do fighters that cut bodyfat during camp make it through training camp?

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  1. superpunch Red Belt

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    Whenever I eat a calorie deficit, my lifts lose 10-20% of their max. Endurance goes down. Recovery goes down. Energy is gone. Mentally, I feel like a little bitch. Random injuries start happening. It's like the day after drinking 6 beers but every day.

    I see so many guys that seem to lose 10-20 lbs during their 8 week training camps and then cut another 10-20 lbs of water weight. I get the water weight. How are these guys that lose bodyfat over that 8 week period right before a fight competing at a high level?
     
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    are you in a calorie deficit now?

    cause you sound like a little bitch too.

    :)
     
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    Lmao @ 6 beers
     
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    Everyones on steroids dude.
     
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    Askren talks weight cuts here
     
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    Good genetics. If they weren't able to do that then they wouldn't be competing at the highest level in the first place, natural selection and all that.
     
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    You're clearly doing it wrong. if you want to maintain your strength during weight cut then you have to continue to lift/workout the same & cut calories by no more than 500. I've cut weight this way like 3x in my life for several months each time & never lost energy/strength. The general guideline is to lose a lb per week, maybe more in the 1st week or 2 because you're also losing water weight, the guys who lose 20lbs in 8weeks either were fat to begin with or are starving themselves & will see diminishing returns(probably like what you did TS).
     
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    I know what you mean, but you get used to it, plus these guys are crazy mofos
     
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