Nutrition and Weight Loss

Wrestling Nutrition. This is the first post I wrote on nutrition for wrestling. In it I detail some key principles. I use these principles to help both the wrestlers that I train as well as myself for making weight for grappling competitions and MMA fights. It’s very important to me to practice what I preach, so you can always count on this blog for information that’s battle tested and proven effective.

Best Way To Rehydrate Post Weigh-ins. This post reviews 3 research studies (one which used 21 Division 1 wrestlers as the subjects). If you’re looking for a scientific edge to ensure you’re hydrated and ready to wrestle, be sure to read this post.

Best Post-Workout Meal. In this post I detail a research paper that looked at and summarized a number of studies detailing the idea of nutrient timing. Nutrient timing is the period of time after a training session when it is believed that your body is most receptive to nutrient uptake. Definitely check this post out for a research-supported summary.

Weight Loss And Performance. If you cut weight you MUST read this post. In it I discuss 7 studies with wrestlers as the subjects. The various studies track weight loss and performance measurements.

What To Eat The Day Before Weigh-Ins. I introduce a recipe for chili and pulled pork that are low in both sodium and carbs. It’s perfect fuel for the day before a weigh-in.

Refueling Post Weigh-Ins. I cover a few key principles to follow when you’re looking to rehydrate/refuel after a weigh in. If you have noticed that you don’t always feel the best even after eating and drinking, this post may have the answers you’re looking for.

Cutting 101. In this post I detail some key components to a successful cutting plan. Specifically, this post looks at getting your weight under control more than a few days before. These strategies will help you maintain high levels of energy as you bring your weight down.

Cutting 102. This post goes into a few strategies that will help you get the last bit of weight off a day or two before you weigh in.

A picture of Kyle Dake and Dickie White.
Hi, I’m Dickie (the author of this blog). Here I am with my good buddy, Kyle Dake. While he doesn't have a nice coat like me, he is pretty good at wrestling. Here's what he said about my training system:

Before I began lifting using Dickie's system my wrestling skills were getting slightly better. I've now been lifting under his guidance for more than 5 months and I have begun to dominating ALL of my competition. At first I had little faith in Dickie and his program, but now I would run into a wall if he told me I would get stronger! I know it sounds insane, but I would. The bottom line is Dickie is an expert and knows what he is talking about. If you want to defeat those kids whom you've always lost to and reach a level you never thought possible, I suggest you start lifting using Dickie's system immediately.

-Kyle Dake, 4X NCAA Division 1 National Champion

Want to see what other wrestlers are saying about my training system? Check out my Success Stories page.


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