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Hey Coach! – 3 Common Questions Asked by Wrestlers

In this new series, I wanted to share some common questions that I get from my wrestlers. I will provide some direction, tips and solutions for anyone in similar situations.


Making Weight: Cutting 20-30lbs is Common for Some Fighters, But Is It Helping Them or Hurting Them?

Fighters and grapplers compete in specific weight classes and making weight before competition is required. Each fighters approach to making weight is very different. Guys like George St Pierre, Johny Hendricks and Jose Aldo are notorious for cutting 20+ lbs before their fights. Other guys like Frankie Edgar and Anthony Pettis don t cut much at all. Cutting weight is much different than a healthy, long term weight loss solution. Sometimes it works well other times their performance suffers. The following provides an interesting look into making weight for mma, jiu jitsu and other combat sports. Here s a sneak peek into Hendricks cut for UFC 181 Common Weight cut tactics: Sauna Exercise Plastic Suits Epsom Salt Baths Dehydration Fasting These methods can be dangerous and most athletes do not have a specific plan set in place. Check out the 5 Worst Weight Cuts in History Joe Rogan discusses cutting weight In the following article, Nate Green puts himself through a weight cut, under the