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Scaling New Heights… and Weights

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While many fighters continually struggle to compete in the lowest weight class possible-they diet, use sauna suits, sweat it out and will go to great lengths to make weight-there are still others who are only kidding themselves into thinking that they are competing at their optimal weight.  These fighters typically eat poorly, get beat when they shouldn’t and take unnecessary punishment by consistently going up against guys that are naturally bigger than they are.  The truth of the matter is, when it comes to participating in a sport that has distinguishable weight categories, there really is no excuse for a competitor to be fighting out of their ideal weight bracket.  The topic of weight is such a prominent part of the sport because it is so crucial to being competitive.

The Skinny on Fat

With all the “Fad Diets” out there today, it’s tough to know what is right approach is for you, as a fighter. There’s the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, the Caveman diet, No Carb, No Fat, all-Vegan, Vegetarian and an endless variety of programs you can follow. It is true that there isn’t one diet that works for everybody. Many people try different kinds of programs, variations on some and ultimately stick with the one they find the most success with.  Having said that, there is one common mistake that health conscious eaters too often make and that’s in the misperceptions they have about fat.