after a weight cut, whats your protocol for post weigh in re feeds? Are their certain foods that are better than others to gain back as much weight as possible without reaching havoc on your stomach?
There is a lot of good literature on how to re feed and many times it can be very subjective based on the sport, time after weigh in and the individual. I have been cutting weight since my days in the Muay Thai ring 12 years ago and here are a few concrete rules I use till this day.
Also, Brain Carroll has a detailed E-Book on how he mastered weight cuts in his career. That might give you even more tools for your tool box. Link below:
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Mike has it covered here.
It really just depends on what works for you. But, Hydration is key.
There are many methods out there. I cover it all in my book posted above.
If it’s a big cut, you’ll have to be more aggressive on the refeed, IV bags etc.
If you’re not cutting much, there isn’t much reason to be so aggressive.
Mike’s recommendations are great, here’s a few specifics I use.
-For hydration I put sodium tablets in all the water I drink post weigh in and throughout the meet. You can find good ones on amazon that aren’t expensive. Otherwise salt your food up.
– I stick to easy to digest carbs so you can eat more frequently without upsetting your stomach, white rice with soy sauce and sweet potatoes is what I go with.