Second Bb Contest Prep! (vologda Region Championship, 6th October 2018, Muscular Men's Physique)

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  1. bulkaholic

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    Been away for ages but I trrating seeing comments on the OP diet etc. I spent a couple of years boxing training and seeing lads getting ripped to make weight with all the stuff that everyone here is saying you shouldn’t do.

    They just count calories, work harder than any other sport I can think of and still use basics such as sweat suits with next to no nutrition knowledge.

    Really opened my eyes as I managed to lose 4 stone in 3 months while not changing anything else!

    I have never got proper lean so not judging here just find all the different approaches really interesting
     


  2. Robbie

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    Making weight for boxing is totally different to getting down to stage ready levels of body fat.
     
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    But in relative terms much the same, these athletes perform 12 rounds of the heaviest exercise known to man in the ring and do this while prepping for match without the need for refeeds, specific foods for calories or any other stuff.

    If they can get to single digit body fat (which they do) with no special manipulation of macros etc. Then how much further could they get if it continued? Would be an interesting study no doubt
     
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    boxing has been behind the times in general and then adopted much more focused weight cutting...the old bin bag and sauna suit in the sauna stuff is dangerous. I know of a few (including one young lad from the UK) who literally keeled over and died doing that .... I was actually laughed at with some of my guys when we did some weigh ins as instead of the usual pasta fest post weigh in I had my guys drinking carb shakes with electrolytes the moment they weighed in.... one coach was even telling his lads loudly that we were using 'drugs' LOL

    making weight for boxing is very different as your trying to make a weight first and foremost, not look good, not then look good the next day....post weigh in your main job is hydration for BB its not. One is performance one is physical appearance....... to the average joe boxing lean looks good but its not stage condition (as muscle has almost always been sacrificed)

    boxing generally involves people doing a shit ton of cardio - way more than the average BB too....

    ive done both and BB is harder........ IMO.......for fighting you can take the piss a bit and as long as in target range can just do low carb for a week and all the usual nonsense and youll hit it, salt baths and saunas etc
    how you feel for the last few days of a fightsport weight cut is how you feel for a good few weeks AT LEAST if doing a weight class BB competition

    try doing that for a BB contest and you'll look a complete heap of shit

    preserving lean tissue is much much harder than just shedding "weight"

    in general to get a lean athletic look yes true doing a large amount of activity generally allows you to take the piss a little more with foods and calories.... very often (in my case) I couldn't eat enough calories to hold weight when I stepped up the training before fights - I recall having huge evening buffet meals in Thailand with 7/8 scoops of ice cream ! if only I could do that for BB
     
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