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How does it feel to cut weight?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Bulletproof Acc, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. As someone who's never had the pleasure of cutting weight, i want to know. When the bodies of guys like Woodley's and Mcgregor's looks completely sucked in and different on the scale, how does that feel on the body? In comparison to like fight day or any other day
     
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    Dehydration 101
     
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    I'd say it's probably an exaggerated version of fasting one day.
     
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    i always wondered also. Does it feel like a hangover?
     
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    Considering they are literally not far from death I would say it feels pretty fucken bad. (For the guys with a really tough weight cut anyway)
     
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    TS, why don't you try it and let us know how it feels?
     
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    Bad ones can make you feel like your legs are numb.
    That has never happened in the many hangovers I have had.
     
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    Try it out for yourself. Go on a strict diet for a week or so consuming bare minimum calories, then after a week of starving yourself, run for as long as you can while drinking no water. There ya go. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
     
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    I get the shakes and jitters when I miss a meal so I imagine cutting weight would be 100x worse at least the first few times. I also get headaches when I'm dehydrated (as anyone does) so I imagine the fighters have bad headaches too.
     
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    it sucks bro... imagine how you felt during an average hangover from drinking, then multiply that by pi
     
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    shakes from missing one meal? Man, you soft like a twinkie filling
     
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    I only cut about 5 lbs once, no idea what it feels like to cut 20+ lbs
     
  14. Duuude... I can't even lift on an empty stomach. That shit sounds criminal.
     
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    After seeing Cyborg's cut, it must feel awful.
     
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    Here's an excellent guide to cut weight:

    http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/05/06/how-to-cut-weight-ufc/

    It also has a detailed diary about how it feels:

     
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    I don't get hungry. I just get really tired and uncaring about anything and irritable at even myself. Physically just like moving through water, but the mental fog is the worst
     
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    at first you have headaches, you are constantly on the edge, zero sense of humor, you want to kill people. then, the second day of the program comes.
     
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    *Go on...
     

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