Originally Posted by pinstriper
In an eight week camp for a 10 or 12 round fight, we start dieting from day dot and these are guys that are nowhere near over their fighting weight than Tilyard is. Your right, it is easy to diet...if your motivated to do it.
What is the point in carb depleting for an explosive athlete? You need carbs for energy to be able to train.
We generally do a break up of carbs, proteins and vitamins/minerals for our day meals and then strictly protein loading from 3.30 on. Seven meals a day. No alcohol and DEFINATELY no processed foods
It is a lot more scientific than what you have explained.
Tilyard would do well to see a nutritionist if he is serious about getting in ring condition.
you carb deplete to make your body use stored energy...fat.
you keep eating other food sources, to trick the body into thinking it isnt starving. if you do starve, your body gets smart and eats fast twitch muscle intead.
you dont diet right up to the fight if youre a heavy. you just lose ther weight to have better cardio etc. you go back to include good carbs some time before a fight.
the lighter weights shouldnt have to starve right up to a fight either. if they do, they arein the wrong division.
as for processed meats. if it helps you to lose a lot of weight over a short period, and keeps you interested in dieting, it fine.