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#1 DF

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:11 PM

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#2 rpbobcat

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:38 PM

Those pictures bring back a lot of memories.

 

At FDU we had a "hot room" next to the boiler room.

 

We built a shelf near the ceiling that you could lay on and sweat.

The temperature was well over 100 degrees.

 

Once, I decided to drop down 2 weight classes  to wrestle an Olympian.

Thing is, I decided 2 days before the match,when our guy in that weight class got hurt.

 

That meant losing 16 pounds.

 

I jogged for hours in sweats and a rubber suit.

Changing every time they got soaked.

 

That got me within about 5 lbs.

 

So then I spent 3+ hours in a whirlpool,in a rubber suit.

 

Made weight.

Too bad the Olympian didn't.

 

The only saving grace,at that time we weighed in 8 hours before the match.

So I had plenty of time to rehydrate.

Actually,started drinking  2 quarts of Gatorade when I stepped off the scale.



#3 RYouAskinMe

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:54 PM

Memories? OK.  Go right ahead if you dare to kill yourself.  Get caught and you're off the team.



#4 jchapman

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:27 AM

Replace a Schwinn air dyne for the elliptical for us older guys


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#5 rpbobcat

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:21 AM

Memories? OK.  Go right ahead if you dare to kill yourself.  Get caught and you're off the team.

 

I wrestled long before the NCAA put  the 1998 rules in place which restricted how you can cut weight.

 

So "getting caught" was not an issue.

 

In fact,the whirlpool I used was at the team trainer's health club.

 

I wore a rubber suit at practice all through high school and college.

I'm still here,with no ill effects,except i still hate whirlpools.



#6 jchapman

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:38 AM

What about turning all the showers on hot and dragging the bike in to cut in a makeshift steamroom?


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#7 steamboat_charlie

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:55 AM

What about turning all the showers on hot and dragging the bike in to cut in a makeshift steamroom?

 

I always had a theory that the steam room didn't work because my skin was absorbing the water like a sponge.  I'm not a scientist, but I'm pretty sure that's accurate.  



#8 jchapman

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:15 AM

I always had a theory that the steam room didn't work because my skin was absorbing the water like a sponge.  I'm not a scientist, but I'm pretty sure that's accurate.  

If that's the case, swimmers would never need to drink water.


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#9 russling

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:18 AM

My freshman year after practice I was still 7 lbs over with nothing left to lose and a dual schedule next evening. A senior told me to rub my body with "liquid heat", put on the rubber suit, turn on the showers full blast hot and jog in place at home. Big mistake with the liquid heat making its way to the sensitive area. I screamed like a baby. My mom told me to quit whining.  This was mid 70s when coaches and parents were old school. 


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#10 rpbobcat

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:24 AM

If that's the case, swimmers would never need to drink water.

A steam room is similar to a very humid day.

You sweat,but the sweat can't evaporate,it just sits on your skin.

That's why you feel so uncomfortable.

if you wanted to cut weight in a steam room you kept changing you shirt or wiping yourself down to try and sweat more.



#11 jchapman

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:58 AM

A steam room is similar to a very humid day.

You sweat,but the sweat can't evaporate,it just sits on your skin.

That's why you feel so uncomfortable.

if you wanted to cut weight in a steam room you kept changing you shirt or wiping yourself down to try and sweat more.

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#12 spladle

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:02 AM

I am glad those days are over.
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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:48 AM

Is there some trick the MMA guys use nowadays involving sodium manipulation or something? Something about overloading on salt several days out and then cutting it completely 2-3 days prior to weigh-ins.

I may not have my facts straight, but I think there's now a scientific (and probably dangerous) approach to dropping all the water weight.



#14 spladle

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:49 AM

Of course it is dangerous. Bad for kidneys and causes a cascade of other issues.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:56 AM

Is there some trick the MMA guys use nowadays involving sodium manipulation or something? Something about overloading on salt several days out and then cutting it completely 2-3 days prior to weigh-ins.

I may not have my facts straight, but I think there's now a scientific (and probably dangerous) approach to dropping all the water weight.

You water load 2 gallons a day from Sunday to Wednesday.  .5 gallon Thursday.  No sodium or sugar all week.  Cutting all Thursday and Friday.  Your body creates a hormone called aldosterone which is triggered by all the water.  Aldosterone makes your body get rid of water.  Add all that aldosterone to a normal water weight cut and you can cut a lot and its a lot easier.  However, you screw up just a little bit, you miss weight.



#16 pawrestler

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:22 AM

Needs more jolly ranchers and spitting in a disgusting cup to lose .1 oz



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

A steam room is similar to a very humid day.
You sweat,but the sweat can't evaporate,it just sits on your skin.
That's why you feel so uncomfortable.
if you wanted to cut weight in a steam room you kept changing you shirt or wiping yourself down to try and sweat more.


Or use you student id to remove the sweat.

#18 NJWC

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:24 AM

What about turning all the showers on hot and dragging the bike in to cut in a makeshift steamroom?


Lol brings back awful memories

#19 rpbobcat

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:14 AM

Must admit,when I saw the top picture of the silver rubber suit,the first thing I thought of was Vision Quest.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:11 PM

Memories? OK.  Go right ahead if you dare to kill yourself.  Get caught and you're off the team.

 

 

In honor of RYouAskingMe

 

Memories

by Idaho

 

Way before you were born, we put on the sacks

There was no regulation...those were the facts

We're older than you, way tougher too

No such thing as Kombucha or slime called Tofu

We didn't kill ourselves, and we never missed weight

Man purses and tide pods will be your gens fate

 

P.S. Don't tell coach I wrote this poem, I might get kicked off the team.


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