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Excerpt: Diet for getting stronger, but having to drop weight????
Hey guys I'm a powerlifter and of course my goals are to get stronger so I can't really get on a diet that will hurt my strength. Although I have a problem I have to drop 10lbs and keep it off so I thought by cutting my carbs some(50g/day) I would start dropping some weight well I was wrong i didn't now I have about 3 weeks to drop this weight and keep it off. So what can I do right now this is what my diet looks like in the morning I
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I eat every 3 hours or so, but that is because I get hungry that often. Unless you are a very high level wrestler, I think it is a very bad idea for a person your age and bodyfat level to be pulling weight.
Big people lift big weights. Just eat as much and as often as you can tolerate, and lift in whatever class you end up in. You are much bigger than I was at your age, at about the same height, and I currently weigh in the 220-230 range and am 10 years older than you.
As far as strength goes, nutrition is highly overrated. Eat plenty of protein, and beyond that, just make sure you are eating a bunch. Eat when you are hungry. If you want to get big and strong, also eat when you are not hungry. If you want to get strong without getting much bigger, eat a little cleaner, by that I mean eat more protein, less simple carbs, and plenty of fiber.
To bodybuilders nutrition is very very high priority, but honestly there have been some amazing feats of strength done by guys with a diet that would kill a grizzly bear. In fact I am remembering a guy I knew a few years ago named Kevin Beer, who was a great bench presser, well over 400 lbs in the 165's, and all that guy ate was cereal. No bullshit, he made weight by eating nothing but cereal with skim milk.
Proper training is much more important than proper nutrition. According to Louie Simmons when questioned about nutrition, he says "cholesterol turns into testosterone".
I answered you on the diet board about this but I dont know if your read it or not. LOL it might not even be what your looking for but if you havent been over there to read it yet its there.
By the way, as I went over to the diet board to check your post, if you use any sort of diuretic, even an over the counter one, at your age, in March I will slap the shit out of you. You are too young to be screwing around with this sort of thing. If you have to, drop your carbs to make weight, as this can drastically reduce the amount of water you are holding without reducing blood plasma levels or fucking up your mineral and electrolyte balance.
Yes, like many others I have used diuretics to make weight, but then I was monitored by a team physician, and somehow I doubt that you are. While OTC diuretics are far less hazardous than prescreption diuretics, this does not mean that you should be experimenting.
If you cannot make weight without this much effort and it is hurting your lifts, it is time to move up a weight class. At your age, you should be concerned about getting bigger and stronger, not getting weaker and smaller. Even in the early Soviet literature, it is clearly stated that the worst thing a young athlete can do is to restrict his weight.
Listen to Arioch!!!!
He is very smart. And I am not just saying that because he is telling you the same thing I am, namely get bigger to get stronger. Look at his posts carefully, he really knows what he is talking about. Get bigger and lift bigger. Good luck. And don't use any damn diuretics, I did not realize you were considering that. Very bad idea. You have to realize that because you are on this board and are a contributing member of our little society, you have a lot of big brothers all over the country now. Arioch will have everyone's blessing for stomping a mudhole in your ass if you do things to hurt yourself or your future. You won't be setting records at 27 or 37 if you ruin yourself in your teens.
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