Question to Competitors...

Discussion in 'General Powerlifting Discussion' started by BrotherIron, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. BrotherIron

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    A question to the competitors... How would you feel if you didn't have 24hr weigh ins? Meaning, what if you have to step on the scale and then start your warm up.
     
  2. FlyingDragon

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    They now require weigh ins for gay porn?
     
  3. FLEXjs

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    Wouldn't bother me in the least. I always compete at my training weight.

    I know one guy in particular that drops tons of weight the week prior to the meet through water manipulation, weighs in, then goes nuts with food/water/bacon, etc.

    I think he'd be better off just competing at his normal weight.

    Just my $0.02
     
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    That said right now I am walking around at 280+ and 1 month out and no pans to really diet. I usually compete in 275 class.

    So I can either say fuck it and compete in 308 or try to do what my buddy does above. I don't really give a fuck about this comp as it is just prep for August so I dunno what I will do...
     
  5. BrotherIron

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    If you're barely over 280, it won't take much to get to 275. That wouldn't be much of a water drop at all.

    It's that big water drop like 10% which I'm thinking of trying this summer to see how I'll feel. That's what ends up giving you the bad cramping and the shits.
     
  6. FLEXjs

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    Just barley over...like 281-282 if my scale is correct.

    Do you have a protocol for the water drop?
     
  7. BrotherIron

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    I haven't had to do any water manipulation in a long time. 7lbs doesn't really require much. Just sit in a sauna for a bit the night before and you'll be fine.

    I'm thinking I'll probably use Lasix for mine.
     
  8. DieYoungStrong

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    I wouldn't use lasix for a 2 hour weigh in....
     
  9. BrotherIron

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    This isn't for a 2hour weigh in. It's a 24hour weigh in and I'm going to do a couple trial runs before actually committing to dropping down to skinny aka PoB size, lol.
     
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  10. BrotherIron

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    I"m just playing devils advocate with the thread. It would be safer for the competitor since they couldn't do a 20lbs drop right before. The organs take a toll over time.
     
  11. DieYoungStrong

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    I've found that I can fairly easily cut 12-15 lbs and gain it all back without IV's before the meet. I compete at 220, so we are talking 230-235 down to 220 generally. It's not a big deal.

    However, I had a meet where I let myself get up to 237, cut down, felt like shit the next day and bombed out. Those extra 2 lbs made a huge difference.

    It's when you get guys like Duffin cutting from 260-270 down to 220, that real bad shit can start happening. I heard from a very big name lifter that when Duffin made his last cut to try to break the total record (he bombed out on deads btw), he went deaf for like a week in one ear.

    I guess my moral of the story is 12-15 lbs can be cut fairly easily and safely unless you're a 165 lol. Start getting up around 20+ lbs and things start getting real...

    Last - if I need a diuretic, I find thiazide does the job well and isn't as hard core as lasix. Have a bodybuilding friend who lost some kidney function from lasix...
     
  12. BrotherIron

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    Yeah the bigger the cut, the more you risk having serious shit happening. Worst that has happened for me is bad cramps and horrible diarreha. That wasn't fun at all and it wasn't a 20+ cut.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens. I'm hate to say it but I'm toying with leaning up more (sitting around 265 these days) and then trying my hand in the 242's. Cue PoB to start chuckling since I've given him such a hard time.
     

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