Brad, Brian, and Eric discuss who should and shouldn’t cut weight for a meet, how to plan out your fat-loss phase if you need to run one, and strategies you can use to lose the last bit of weight needed to make weight.
In the coaches’ opinion, should novices cut weight? Why do we often lose strength when we cut? What is a good rate of fat loss per week when dieting for a powerlifting meet? Why do the coaches recommend getting within ~3% of the weight you’re going to compete at at least 2-4 weeks before the meet? How do the coaches recommend organizing your calorie intake around your training? What is a low-fiber high-energy-density diet and how do you run one? How does water loading combined with fluid restriction work? What are the coaches’ thoughts on using low-carb diets, spitting, and the sauna to make weight?
The answers to these questions and many more are covered in this episode.
1:40- In the coaches’ opinion, who should and shouldn’t cut weight
14:16- Why we often lose strength when we cut
17:02- How to plan your fat-loss phase
32:06- How Brad, Eric, and Brian have cut for meets
57:00- Strategies for making weight
1:17:32- Situations you would *not* want to water load
1:22:00- Recommendations on how to rehydrate after your water cut
Selected Links From This Episode
Coaching By Team 3DMJ- https://3dmusclejourney.com/coaching/
Gaining Strength While Cutting (Vault Course)- https://www.3dmjvault.com/courses/gaining-strength-while-cutting
Monthly Applications In Strength Sport (MASS)- https://www.3dmusclejourney.com/mass
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