The weight cut

One of the toughest parts about being a fighter is cutting weight. Three of my friends will be fighting on the 29th, in Calgary on the Hard Knocks show, and are currently winding down their training and two of them are preparing to make weight. 

Being strict with your diet, and what you put into your body from now till weighins is of the upmost importance. Cheating now, even once, can add an extra hour to your time in a sauna or hot tub. Trust me, when you are down to the last pound and the weight has stopped coming off, you will hate yourself for giving in to that cheeseburger.  

This is one toughest parts of being a fighter. Few people will understand just how awful cutting weight can be: why you're always grumpy, and can't go out for supper just this one time. Good news though, with proper guidance from a good coach and sticking to the plan, your weight cut can go easily and you can recover quick, and feel energized and strong for your bout. 

Good luck to Jenn, Lee, and Dylan in their upcoming bouts. 

Making weight wasn't always easy for me, being very tall for welterweight. I always made weight, but was never happy about it. 

Making weight wasn't always easy for me, being very tall for welterweight. I always made weight, but was never happy about it.