Cutting Weight Gone Wrong: As Told By a Fighting Champion

Cutting Weight Gone Wrong: As Told By a Fighting Champion

The majority of amateur fighters believe that learning how to “cut weight” is your secret weapon to winning fights. I challenge that train of thought.

Though cutting weight can give you an advantage in pounds, nothing beats good old-fashioned hard work and smart preparation. Actually, cutting weight can and will alter your metabolism. In the long runs, during a bout or your general state of well-being. Dehydrating by 5 lbs is not a huge derailment of your metabolism. But what I am referring to is the 10-20 lbs that you sometimes hear about when a fighter bravely takes a bout on short notice.

Is Cutting Weight on short notice the answer?

Although this can be considered a heroic and courageous to step in for a match-up that has fallen apart. Why not be a little more forward thinking to stay prepared for a battle at all times? My first trainer, an ex-fighter from Thailand, taught me to think like a true warrior. He would say “Don’t train FOR a fight, train TO fight.”. To me, that meant staying in shape all year round to prevent the extreme “cutting” process. Hovering close to “fight weight” meant eating right and training daily. I followed his way for most of my AM/PRO fight career, doing my due diligence to stick with this mindset. This kept me able to fight in the super middleweight division during my entire journey as a Nak Muay. (What is a Nak Muay? Click Here  -Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

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Stay Ready

I was always ready, willing and able until my second to last PRO fight. I made the mistake of not following the game plan that had kept me ready for years. Not having a confirmed opponent for the bulk of my 8-week fight camp. It allowed me to lose focus, not train seriously and let my normally, healthy dieting process go by the wayside.

This resulted in me sitting in the sauna for hours the day of the weigh-in. I was fighting worn, sluggish and just making it out of the fight by the skin of my teeth. All credit to my opponent who was indeed the better fighter that night. The result of that difficulty in making weight cost me the glory of getting my hand raised, in front of my hometown crowd.

A Muay Thai Lifer – “Staying in Optimal Health”

I’ve always known that I was a Muay Thai Lifer – whether I was going to fight beyond my prime or instead take on coaching full time. Staying in optimal health is the only way to ensure this path and depends solely on the food you put in your body for performance, recovery, and your overall well being!

Believe that you not only train like a warrior, but eat like one too. There are better ways to get to “fight weight” other than starving and dehydrating yourself. Explore your options and be “Battle Ready”

About the Author: Chris Romulo is a retired Muay Thai fighter who won titles in an amateur and professional career that spanned 16 years.

New York Kickboxing – Queens NY Kickboxing- Legendary Super Seminars

New York Kickboxing – Queens NY Kickboxing- Legendary Super Seminars

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An Epic New York Kickboxing and Striking Super Seminar. The legends and future legends of kickboxing and mixed martial arts are coming to New York City! This historic, 3 day striking seminar will take place at Queens College, in the Queens section of NY. Super Seminars. We will be kicking off the epic event on Friday March 23rd, 24th and 25th in 2018. We are proud of the legendary line up of instructors for our New York Kickboxing  and Striking Super Seminar! The one and only Bas “El Guapo” Rutten, Andy Souwer, Duane Ludwig, Chinzo Machida, and Current UFC Bantamweight Champion, TJ Dillashaw.

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