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    So for wrestling this year I wanna wrestle 160 and I'm going to wrestle 160. I weigh 172 right now. How can I go about cutting lots Of weight to get extremely low bf %. I have 4 months to cut and don't wanna do it all at once. How can I go about getting into the low bf range. I'd estimate I'm currently at 12-15%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimozz
    So for wrestling this year I wanna wrestle 160 and I'm going to wrestle 160. I weigh 172 right now. How can I go about cutting lots Of weight to get extremely low bf %. I have 4 months to cut and don't wanna do it all at once. How can I go about getting into the low bf range. I'd estimate I'm currently at 12-15%
    If you want to wrestle 160 you would be better off just dropping water weight the day of weigh ons rather than dropping bodyfat now. You can easily drop 7-10 pounds the day of, which leaves 2-5 pounds of fat you should drop now.

    If you are in need of putting on muscle that is a different story, but most who weigh in at 160 will weigh around 170 when they actually wrestle
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa

    If you want to wrestle 160 you would be better off just dropping water weight the day of weigh ons rather than dropping bodyfat now. You can easily drop 7-10 pounds the day of, which leaves 2-5 pounds of fat you should drop now.

    If you are in need of putting on muscle that is a different story, but most who weigh in at 160 will weigh around 170 when they actually wrestle
    What's the fasts way to drop water weight, dietetics? Or sweat it out? How would u do it
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    Water weight wise there are numerous ways (im not an expert) but, Id say you couldn't go wrong with a few dry-sauna sessions. Dont over do it though
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    Quote Originally Posted by murk01

    What's the fasts way to drop water weight, dietetics? Or sweat it out? How would u do it
    Sweat it out. Don't do diuretics, it could affect performance during your match. Get a sweat suit and start doing cardio a good 6-8 hrs before weigh ins. Look up online there is lots of info.

    To test things out do 45 mins of moderate intensity cardio with no sweat suit and with very limited intra water intake. Weigh yourself before and after to see how much weight you lose. Then you will know what to expect
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    Ok but I also plan to gain much more muscle by the time the season comes around and want to drop bf not have to drop 10 lbs daily. Can you Guys tell me how this can be done
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    if you are adding mass for a sport please for the love of good do not train like a bodybuilder, train more like a powerlifter. you want to add strength not just fluff.

    as for shedding fat, the recent common nutritional advice seems to be intermittent fasting and carb backloading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig
    if you are adding mass for a sport please for the love of good do not train like a bodybuilder, train more like a powerlifter. you want to add strength not just fluff.

    as for shedding fat, the recent common nutritional advice seems to be intermittent fasting and carb backloading.
    I am currently doing Max ot which is a 4-6 rep range. What is intermittent fasting
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    I'd say start doing workouts based on %1RM, and follw 5/3/1 style training (for strength gains).

    I actualy oppose dropping water weight but thats because of dehydration purposes. IMO its more dangerous than it is worth.
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    Still have yet to find out how I can actually cut down to a low bf %
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimozz View Post
    Still have yet to find out how I can actually cut down to a low bf %
    Calories out>calories in

    It's not that hard. You're overthinking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    Calories out>calories in

    It's not that hard. You're overthinking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    Calories out>calories in

    It's not that hard. You're overthinking it.
    Yes. It's called the law of thermodynamics. Simple science here. Don't make things over complicated
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    intermittent fasting, is as it says. you fast.

    here is an example, eat only within noon and 6pm everyday. or east only 2 meals a day. breakfast and dinner. getting the book is the best way to learn about it.

    you can also read the book good calories, bad calories or from the same author, why we get fat.

    the cliff notes are, refined carbs increase blood sugar very quickly. increased blodo sugar means you will increase insulin. insulin takes that excess blood sugar and moves it into muscles if they need it or adipose tissue for anything that is left. the storage of blood sugar in adipose tissue is a one way street. on other words you cannot burn adipose tissue as fuel if you are storing. so minimize spikes in blood sugar, which minimize insulin which allows for more time to use adipose tissue as fuel.

    intermittent fasting, carb backloading, and a lot of what those books i mentioned above allow for what i just mentioned.

    this is my opinion. but what i just mentioned is why calories in vs calories out is not that accurate as well as the law of thermodynamics (as most people apply it usually to support in vs out) when it comes to fat storage and energy needs.
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    How does intermittent fasting burn fat
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    Id suggest u look into lean gains to learn more on IF. Or if ur wanting to gain muscle while cutting fat u could do a recomp. About how
    Much time do u have between ur weigh n and ur match?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colby
    Id suggest u look into lean gains to learn more on IF. Or if ur wanting to gain muscle while cutting fat u could do a recomp. About how
    Much time do u have between ur weigh n and ur match?
    1 hour
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    Dang that's not much time to Carb up n rehydrate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colby
    Dang that's not much time to Carb up n rehydrate
    Exactly. Which is why I'm trying to lose the bodyfat to get down to that weight
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    10 pounds is way too much to cut in water weight for a wrestling weigh-in. Unless your coach is an idiot he won't let you be that far over. We allow 2lbs day before. If you don't leave 2lbs or less over weight you don't get on the mats the next day. You cannot recover BW in the time frame allotted. This isn't MMA where even the Am's might have 4-5 hours to recover.
    When my guys ask me what to do to drop weight for certifications I tell them to cut out sugar. When dealing with kids this is usually a relatively large number of calories. If they listen it almost always works, and if they don't it doesn't really matter what you tell them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Sinister
    10 pounds is way too much to cut in water weight for a wrestling weigh-in. Unless your coach is an idiot he won't let you be that far over. We allow 2lbs day before. If you don't leave 2lbs or less over weight you don't get on the mats the next day. You cannot recover BW in the time frame allotted. This isn't MMA where even the Am's might have 4-5 hours to recover.
    When my guys ask me what to do to drop weight for certifications I tell them to cut out sugar. When dealing with kids this is usually a relatively large number of calories. If they listen it almost always works, and if they don't it doesn't really matter what you tell them.
    I don't eat much sugar at all. How can I drop that fat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimozz

    I don't eat much sugar at all. How can I drop that fat
    Eat less food.

    Rodja already explained it to you. If you burn more calories than you intake you lose weight. It's as simple as that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimozz View Post
    I don't eat much sugar at all. How can I drop that fat
    by at least one of these books and do exactly what they say:
    good calories, bad calories
    why we get fat
    carb back-loading, manual for total body fat control
    the carb nite solution

    or follow this link:
    http://www.precisionnutrition.com/intermittent-fasting
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    But I've heard about all this metabolism adjustment stuff and I'm confused haha
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    You have to use more calories than you eat. If you dont do that you can not loose weight. There are different ways of achieving that, but that is your end goal.

    You could get a program on your phone or Ipad that tracks calories. That makes it much easier. The one i use is called calorie count.
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    yuppers, there is no magic trick. you cant wish the fat off and wake up the next day at 6% bf. Eat clean and use more calories than you take in. These guys have been giving you real good advice
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    I used to wrestle back I HS an I actually wrestled at 160. I remember I just did alot of cardio and I would only stick to power lifts like deadlifts, squats, bench press, shoulder press... I would always watch my weight and watch what I ate. The night b4 a match I would eat very small stuff like crackers or rice cakes and the next day after I officially got weighed in I would carb up and eat a whole box of strawberry pop tarts and feel like an animal lol
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