A Few Tricks To Cut Weight & Train Easier From MMA Vet James Terry

For anyone who is in the business of having to cut weight and train in general, this blog post will help you out with a few tips and tricks from mixed martial arts veteran James Terry and courtesy of http://www.martialarts-chandler.com. Terry is best known for fighting as both a welterweight and a lightweight in both Strikeforce and Bellator MMA. That’s where his advice is so valuable – at lightweight he fought at about 155 pounds whereas at welterweight he fought at 170 pounds and, by his own admission, he walks around at about 185 pounds. So, he’s seen a lot of differences in his weight, training, and diet over the years.
As you might expect, he said his diet is one of the most important things in the process of cutting and/or maintaining weight and that it changes both weekly and daily during these periods rather than just during the periods as a whole. He says that a ketogenic diet really helped him most during these periods. A ketogenic diet is a high fat and low carbohydrate diet that forces your body to cut fats instead of cutting carbs for energy. He did say, however, because of his grueling training regimen that he took a modified approach to this diet. He would back-load his carb consumption during his training in order to support his immune system and recover (instead of for energy) meaning he would carb-up after the hardest parts of his training were finished.
As far as training, Terry said that he would also changes things up here. He says that he changes things up frequently in order to keep his body guessing which really helps yields the very best results. This causes muscle confusion which leads to rapid fat loss AKA weight being cut. He switches from heavy weight training to high-involved cardiovascular workouts to circuit training as well as many other workouts.
Most of all, always consult a dietitian and/or a doctor before cutting/jumping large amount of weights because if not done properly it can be extremely dangerous!


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