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Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting)

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2003/11/02 01:02:29 (permalink)

Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting)

For those who are competing, what are the strategies you use to make the weight? Do you try to stay within your weight class restrictions all year long or do you get a few pounds more in the off-season in order to promote new strength?

If you chose to do the later, what kind of diet approach do you take to lose the weight (wether fat or water) without losing too much strength? Always wondered how some guys can lose a lot of weight pre comp and still perform.
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    catmeatchunks
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    RE: Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting) 2003/11/02 16:51:13 (permalink)
    i am 2 weeks out from a show weight is around 85kg at 5ft 8ins,basic diet is 320g protien from tuna,cod and whey,the whey will be cut out in the last week and replaced with cod,very low carbs fron oats and wholemeal bread,bread will be replaced with potatoes in last week,feel tired but my strength has not dropped and has gone up on most movements,heavy basic 3/8reps 3x a week,cardio 40/50mins morning and nite.[V]
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    RE: Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting) 2003/11/02 20:22:37 (permalink)
    I might not have been clear, but I was talking about making the weight for a powerlifting meet, not a BB show. Will change the title to reflect that.
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    RE: Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting) 2003/11/03 23:20:22 (permalink)
    bump for more info
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    RE: Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting) 2003/11/05 21:45:19 (permalink)
    If I'm over weight coming close to a meet I will do a little low impact cardio, keep proteins up to retain muscle.
    More extreme measures would be drop waterweight in a sauna or take a diuretic or laxative (day prior)
    to weigh in. Make weight then rehydrate with something like pedialite.
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    RE: Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting) 2003/11/06 03:47:58 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info mate. What would you recommend if weight-in was the same day as meet day? Laxatives aren't an option I guess!
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    RE: Dieting down for a meet (powerlifting) 2003/11/06 06:39:41 (permalink)
    Normally bro you can weigh in the day before - in every meet I have been to/judge/observed. I would suggest the day before eat nothing and take a liquid diet. Same with wednesday if you can handly carb shakes/protien shakes/MRPs. Take laxitive and walk around in sweats *with trashbags under them on your skin* to sweat the hell outta yourself. If you can weigh in the day before thats most important when trying to loose drastic weight. This lets you eat and chow down and try to get your strength back. I have gone from 192 on a tuesday - to 181 on a friday for a weigh in back up to 189 day of meet.
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