Cutting 20 lbs in 19 days?

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  1. Problem Child

    Problem Child Beer Belt Platinum Member

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    I have a contest September 11 with a same day weigh in. I weighed 240 earlier today and after working out and sweating, 237. I made this weight (220) easily same tournament a year ago but started a little earlier.

    I have read the weight cutting FAQ etc and know I have the discipline to workout, adjust diet accordingly. My question is, is this too much?
     
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    Well, if you are a fat tub of shit-perhaps-anything is possible, but if you are in any kind of decent shape already, I would say 20 lbs in 19 days with a same day weigh in is a bit too much.

    Even operating at a 1000 calorie per day deficit, you would only LOSE about 5.5 lbs, plus maybe another 3 or so in water due to lower carbs and salt in the system. If you are training hard, a few weeks at 1k plus deficit will leave you fairly drained, not an ideal situation come fight time. If you plan on trying it, I would keep the food intake high, at least 2500 cals, and try to expend 3500 to 4000 a day. At least that way you are getting the benefit of a lot of training.

    This would leave you an 11.5 to 12 lb water CUT, which is a tall order with a same day weigh in. Because you are at a higher weight, this is not entirely impossible, because you have more weater in you to cut, but I don't think you will be in good shape at go-time. An hour or 2 is just not enugh time to re-hydrate the right way from a 12 lb cut.
     
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    Problem Child Beer Belt Platinum Member

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    Thanks for the analysis. Its probably a bad idea all around. Its not as though I am a small open weight player.
     

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