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3/13/13 10:17 AM
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Leigh
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Ok cheers. The heaviest I ever got was 160 when fighting at feather but I felt huge and it was hard to keep my weight so high. I think 159/160 is a pretty decent size feather
3/13/13 10:35 AM
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Yeah, I felt good at that. Any bigger would be weight for weight's sake for me I think. I

3/13/13 10:35 AM
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Congrats on the win!

Is there a video?
3/13/13 2:44 PM
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3/14/13 9:28 AM
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JamesDean57 - Congrats on the win!

Is there a video?

Thanks dude, not yet. Will post when I get one.

3/14/13 10:21 AM
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JamesDean57 - Congrats on the win!

Is there a video?

Thanks dude, not yet. Will post when I get one.


Ok! Thanks.
3/14/13 2:57 PM
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3/20/13 10:52 AM
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Leigh - Ok cheers. The heaviest I ever got was 160 when fighting at feather but I felt huge and it was hard to keep my weight so high. I think 159/160 is a pretty decent size feather

I was 162 for my last fight but I always hear stories of featherweights being 168-170 for the fight and I cant beleive they can rehyrdate that much
3/20/13 2:19 PM
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Leigh
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They can. I know a couple of guys who go back in at 165.

I've weighed 135 and gone back in at 157. Phone Post
3/25/13 2:31 AM
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Leigh - They can. I know a couple of guys who go back in at 165.

I've weighed 135 and gone back in at 157. Phone Post
This past saturday i was 155 weighed 135.6. Phone Post
3/25/13 2:50 AM
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How is your mental clarity after cutting that much?
3/25/13 4:37 AM
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Leigh
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Can't speak for Sequoia but for me its the method more than the amount. Heavy calorie restriction and water cutting affect me much more than dieting a little more slowly, mainly because I don't feel recovered by fight time. Phone Post
3/28/13 10:09 PM
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Wow, this is really a fantastic thread.  I'll be stealing a few tidbits here and there just to get into good training shape.

Thanks Leigh and all the others who've contributed to this.

3/29/13 12:24 PM
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Leigh - Can't speak for Sequoia but for me its the method more than the amount. Heavy calorie restriction and water cutting affect me much more than dieting a little more slowly, mainly because I don't feel recovered by fight time. Phone Post
This time i had a cheat day the sunday before weigh ins and it really helpes me mental wise. I did restrict calories and water but come fight time i felt the greatest i ever have for this fight. I did eat ALOT after weigh ins. Normally i drink liquids for hours but we went straight out to eat. But i drank protein shakes, water and gatoraide for the rest of the night. And pretty much the same fight day. I ate a heavy breakfast fight day and a decent lunch and snacked on a protein bar for 3-4 hours before i fought. I went all 5 rounds and my cardio was great. Phone Post
5/12/13 5:36 AM
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Leigh
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Fighting on Saturday. £5 internet ppv if you want to see how my cut has gone. I was a touch heavy this morning so went for a run. That was fun on no carbs

http://www.cage-fight.co.uk/live/
5/13/13 6:44 AM
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What weight is this one at Leigh?

5/13/13 7:13 AM
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61 mate. This dieting stuff is getting old pretty quick, lol
5/13/13 7:39 AM
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Cool, at least you'll be keeping it off for Shock N Awe too! Hope it goes well man. What's the plan, you're getting really active again at the moment?!

5/13/13 7:49 AM
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No, I got offered the Pennington fight and jumped at it but still haven't perfected making the weight yet, so I wanted to get one in before then. Vermonter has given me some awesome info, which I put into practise last time and the cut went brilliantly, so I'll do the same again but make sure I'm carbed up.

What's next for you? You on S&A as well?
5/14/13 9:07 AM
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No mate, not this time. Accepted a fight in Russia against a 24-7 guy that didn't come off. Nothing lined up as it stands, waiting for the right thing to come along, would like to see some more of the world :) Heading to Korea as a second in June, maybe something after that!

5/14/13 11:29 AM
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Ok cool, good luck finding some international shows :)

Also, taking the past couple of weeks off weights and bringing my weight down has really helped some nagging injuries.
5/19/13 3:24 PM
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Leigh won his fight last night in 20 seconds!  Congrats dude!  

 

5/19/13 7:03 PM
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5/20/13 5:16 AM
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Cheers guys

Regarding the cut, it was basically the same as last time. My opponent pulled out the day of the weigh in, so I cut an extra lb in case the title fight fell through and I could jump in. That extra lb was quite hard, actually. Surprisingly so. Found a replacement opponent who was at least 10lbs heavier than me, lol. He did a video weigh in at home at 145 (I was 135) and looked a fair bit bigger than me at fight time. However, he had not trained for a fight and his record was....well it reflected a guy who takes fights on a days notice. I appreciated him stepping in to fight.

I went a bit paranoid on the carbs. Weigh in was 7pm, so didn't have too much time to rehydrate and carb up before bed. I generally gain about 1kg an hour. I tried to take carbs in right off the bat, whilst rehydrating and I think it was a mistake. Left me feeling bloated and rough. Got a lie down and was ok after a short while.

Day of the fight I got about 700g of carbs in. Went back in at about 149-150. I still felt bloated when I started to warm up. Next time I would probably stop carbs a little earlier. I was ok by fight time, as moving around had got me loosened up but it was harder to focus on the fight when I was worrying about my guts.

Obviously a 20 second fight is not an ideal indicator of energy levels so difficult to say how much difference it made.
5/20/13 10:41 AM
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Congrats Leigh!

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