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Dehydrating to make weight

Dehydrating to make weight
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:30:31 AM »
Anyone ever do this before a weigh-in for an event?

I've got a boxing fight coming up and fighting at a lighter weight than I have in the past (previously I've fought at Welterweight (147lbs) but this time I'm coming down to Light Welterweight (140lbs)). I could probably make the weight legitimately if I really tried but I'm thinking I might give the dehydration strategy a try instead as it'd probably be a really grim few weeks otherwise.

The weigh-in is about 30 hours before the event give or take so a decent amount of time to rehydrate. Bearing in mind I'm not a professional so don't want to be killing myself dehydrating excessively, what's a reasonable amount of water weight to lose by dehydration? And does anyone have any tips on the best ways to do it without knackering yourself too much before the event?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 06:12:55 AM »
Ulf. I hate that dehydrating is a thing in boxing. It so often results in one guy who is a healthy, legit example of that weightclass, and another guy who is a gigantic potato chip. Which in turn leads to one of two results: the giant potato-chip just ragdolls the bonefide little guy and smashes him a in few rounds. Or the little guy hangs on for dear life for a few rounds and then the potato-chip is completely exhausted. Either result is dangerous, with a little guy taking punches he isn't built to take, or the giant potato-chip being completely exhausted and helpless as the little guy bounces his dry brain around his skull.

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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 08:05:08 AM »
No clue, but good luck.

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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 10:57:20 AM »
No clue, but good luck.

I think Pittfox is a boxer.

I think he's some kind of pittbull fox hybrid.

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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 01:48:14 PM »
No clue, but good luck.

I think Pittfox is a boxer.

I think he's some kind of pittbull fox hybrid.

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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 04:06:40 AM »
IV fluids after

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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 03:28:09 PM »
Ulf. I hate that dehydrating is a thing in boxing. It so often results in one guy who is a healthy, legit example of that weightclass, and another guy who is a gigantic potato chip. Which in turn leads to one of two results: the giant potato-chip just ragdolls the bonefide little guy and smashes him a in few rounds. Or the little guy hangs on for dear life for a few rounds and then the potato-chip is completely exhausted. Either result is dangerous, with a little guy taking punches he isn't built to take, or the giant potato-chip being completely exhausted and helpless as the little guy bounces his dry brain around his skull.

This, hard.

I always made weight legitimately, but I boxed at cruiser or light heavy which were usually only a dozen or so pounds beneath my walking around weight at the time so it wasn't super difficult
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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 06:26:34 AM »
Anyone ever do this before a weigh-in for an event?

I've got a boxing fight coming up and fighting at a lighter weight than I have in the past (previously I've fought at Welterweight (147lbs) but this time I'm coming down to Light Welterweight (140lbs)). I could probably make the weight legitimately if I really tried but I'm thinking I might give the dehydration strategy a try instead as it'd probably be a really grim few weeks otherwise.

The weigh-in is about 30 hours before the event give or take so a decent amount of time to rehydrate. Bearing in mind I'm not a professional so don't want to be killing myself dehydrating excessively, what's a reasonable amount of water weight to lose by dehydration? And does anyone have any tips on the best ways to do it without knackering yourself too much before the event?

Thanks in advance!


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Same day weigh in, or do you have a day to rehydrate?

Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2018, 08:08:20 AM »
Same day weigh in, or do you have a day to rehydrate?

The weigh-in is at mid-day on the Saturday and the fight itself is the Sunday evening so a good 30+ hours in between.


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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2018, 08:18:49 AM »
Ulf. I hate that dehydrating is a thing in boxing. It so often results in one guy who is a healthy, legit example of that weightclass, and another guy who is a gigantic potato chip. Which in turn leads to one of two results: the giant potato-chip just ragdolls the bonefide little guy and smashes him a in few rounds. Or the little guy hangs on for dear life for a few rounds and then the potato-chip is completely exhausted. Either result is dangerous, with a little guy taking punches he isn't built to take, or the giant potato-chip being completely exhausted and helpless as the little guy bounces his dry brain around his skull.

This, hard.

I always made weight legitimately, but I boxed at cruiser or light heavy which were usually only a dozen or so pounds beneath my walking around weight at the time so it wasn't super difficult

I'd be all in favour of same-day weigh ins to stop it but the problem is every other fucker is doing it now so it can be a big disadvantage not to. Especially at lower weights a few lbs can make a difference.


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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2018, 12:53:14 PM »
Ah so you're in that price game. I'd stay on track and go through what would be a normal training camp diet before the fight for those 30 hours. Don't overload your stomach or try and slam fluid otherwise you'll start to feel water loged and heavy.

Most I've ever had to lose was 8lbs in 45min to make weight. Never again.

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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 11:41:40 PM »
7 lbs in a few days is rough.  When I wrestled in high school.  I fortunately only had a couple of lbs to drop at times like just before a match.  My problem was natural muscle gain at that time. 
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Re: Dehydrating to make weight
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 04:53:04 AM »
When is your fight, Liam?