A Proper Hard Cut for Olympic Weightlifting: Part II.
December 9, 2016
So you still want to cut weight, huh? Well here’s how it’s going for me so far. So I did my usual salt and water load early in the week. By late Wednesday/early Thursday I was back to normal water consumption with no salt. I’m a big fan of anything pickled and I was even chugging pickle juice Tuesday night. Try a shot of whiskey with a pickle back. Delicious. Side note: it’s a goal of mine to have a drink named after me consisting of a shot of Jamie and hot aus jus.
So I landed in Florida and my BW was still 97.5. Not ideal. But if you think about it, it’s cold as balls in Sacramento and I didn’t really train this week so I didn’t sweat at all. So I trained today and took a bottle of saline laxative and I’m sitting pretty at 95.5 with a day and a 1/2 to lose the extra. I’m money. I’ll most likey get by without having to sauna which should be a last resort. So this will probably be my last update before I lift but first, a couple of takeaways:
1) do your shopping for all your supplies, groceries and pedialyte right away. That way you don’t have to worry about it later.
2) if you land at your destination heavy, don’t worry. Just take care of your ABCs and the water should come off.
3) sauna should be your last resort.
I’ll do a short post on what I do to rehydrate when I get back next week.