Very inspirational read. See ya at the next NAGA! :-)
T Bag - LOL@ cutting weight for NAGAY lol? Wouldn't you want to be the bigger stronger person in the weight division?
aaronlynton -T Bag - LOL@ cutting weight for NAGAY lol? Wouldn't you want to be the bigger stronger person in the weight division?
100s of people cut weight for every NAGA. Why wouldn't you?
Good read. Feels very similar to my first NAGA (I was 41). I went 0 - 4 that time and won gold the next time around.
Thanks for the story.
T Bag - LOL@ cutting weight for NAGA
that was a very enjoyable read
Great read. I also enjoyed your piece on UFC 152 as well.
strengthcoach - Jack,
First, I am very proud of you for setting a goal and seeing it through to the end.
Second, with all due respect, WHAT THE HECK kind of weight-cutting and rehydration advise did you get!?!?!!
Certainly, you did not get that from any of my books!
"3 Weeks to Shredded" covers an exact weight-cutting process many UFC veterans have in their gym bags, which details my own 27.8lbs weight-cut in just three weeks. And, "Living Lean" details a life approach to meal planning that will keep you lean while eating amazing, filling and nutritious meals all year long.
I wish you had!!!!
My heart breaks every time I see, read or hear of a story just like yours. A story of sacrifice, discipline and courage while training for weeks on end to reach a dream all to be lost in the last few hours before competition due to a blown weight-cut and rehydration.
Olive Garden?!?!?!?! Didn't you say you eliminated pasta and breads weeks before competition?
As an athlete, your first goal should be health.
My athletes do not sauna, do not suffer, do not starve and do not dehydrate.
Johny Hendricks said it best, "For the first time in my career, as a fighter or a wrestler, I know the best version of myself will show up for competition after following The Dolce Diet." (I began working with Johny prior to his fight with Fitch.)
You don't have to follow my program but please hear my message.
In order to compete at the top of your potential, you must be HEALTHY!
All that said, Jack, send me your address via private message and I'll send you all my books to review.
Hope this helps for NAGA 2013!
All the best,
What an extraordinary opportunity!