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Old 04-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Here are a few articles on water manipulation. The idea is to cut 8-15lbs of water to make weight. This is obviously ideal for 24hr weigh ins, and I would not suggest it for younger lifters. With everything, keep in mind your health will need to come first!

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How to Cut Maximum Weight for Competitions with a 24-Hour Weigh In

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There's a good one on elite. I'll look it up and post it later tonight.

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I would not recommend cutting 24 pounds for a meet. I did it, still missed weight, and performed like crap.
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I would not recommend cutting 24 pounds for a meet. I did it, still missed weight, and performed like crap.
What was the weight range? I remember you making the cut, but cant remember what you came down from. Next meet I want to cut from 290-275. Should be a reasonable cut.
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Mick Manley just detailed his 1 week cutting routine on the EFS site recently:
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I've done 4.5kgs so roughly 10lbs for a same day weigh-in and was fine.

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Here's the article I used for my cut:

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I'm going to try and drop 5-7 just to play it safe. Nothing dramatic. Going to hit Paleo with a slight calorie deficit until the weigh-in, and then pull back a hair on water intake the day of my weigh-in.

I have to weigh-in around 5pm, and will be on the road prior so I won't be slamming water as is.
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BTB, Carps scales have always seemed light me. Could be because my scales are off but it's always nice to see the weight light.
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