A Proper Hard Cut for Olympic Weightlifting Part III: Re-fueling.
December 20, 2016
So you made weight. Congratulations. Now it’s time to do what you actually came here to do: the whole lifting of the weights thing.
I weighed in a whole kilo under what I needed to be last weekend. and I was comfortable as fuck too which means I did a good job. It then came time to ingest nutrients and more importantly, fluid as fast as possible so I wouldn’t be bloated and lazy when it came time to actually lift. Remember, at BEST you only have 2 hours before your session starts. I ended up with about an hour and a half. So I took a grocery bag with me to weigh ins containing:
Remember a few key points from nutrition class: your body’s preferred fuel source is sugar, excess protein will basically be useless in the next 2 hours and fat slows down your digestion process. So unless you want all this stuff sitting in your gut and not moving, I suggest you take it easy on anything fatty. I had a spoonful of nutella to make me feel full and I was money. The Doritos were just something salty to snack on but really served no other purpose. The chocolate milk should be consumed first followed by you sipping on Pedialyte. I drink other liquids as I compete, mostly just Redbull and shit like that.
If you start cramping while competing, don’t panic. Just continue moving around and DO NOT sit down. Pacing back and forth is preferred.
Once you’re done, go eat something delicious. Just remember that you’re body will not be happy with you for the next couple days so don’t expect to feel really amazing right off the bat even after getting real food in you.
Hope this helps and good luck out there.