Why weight loss in martial arts?
Hello, this is Logical MMA!
This time I’m going to write about weight loss.
Suddenly, can you answer what the purpose of weight loss in martial arts is?
Literally to lose weight? Then lose weight for what?
There are many people who can’t answer this simple question, aren’t there?
At work, we rarely talk about martial arts, and I had this conversation over dinner with my boss, who is a sports enthusiast.
Unlike other sports, martial arts involves weight loss, so it’s tough.
It’s the fate of martial arts, isn’t it?
But when they lose weight, they lose fat, but they also lose the nutrients they need, so it’s pretty hard, right?
Well, that’s true, but the other player is the same.
What? If that’s the case, don’t they both need to lose weight in the first place? If an athlete who normally weighs 80kg has to lose weight to 70kg, why don’t they both fight in the 80kg weight class?
Oh, you think so? Then, don’t you think it would be unfair if a player who normally weighs 90 kilograms came in with a weight loss of 80 kilograms?
What? If an athlete who normally weighs 90kg loses weight to 80kg, it’s 80kg.
In the first place, a 90kg fighter should just compete in the 90kg class. In any case, on the day of the match, the 80kg fighter and the 80kg fighter fight each other, right?
So that’s what you were thinking…. I’m going to change the subject a bit, but do you know why martial arts fights are usually weighed the day before?
That’s to give you more time. What if you weigh in on the day and you’re out?
Of course, there’s that too, but most of all it’s for recovery, because if you’re normally 90kg, how can you compete when you’ve lost 80kg and you’re wobbly?
They take a day to make sure They’re getting enough water and nutrients for the game.
！！！So the day of the match, they’re not 80kg？？They’re in the 80kg class, not 80kg.？？？
（That’s Logical !!!）
That’s right. It depends on the competition, but in Japanese MMA, for example, they can usually regain about 10% of their body weight in a day. For example, if they are in the 80kg class, they will weigh about 88kg on the day of the match.
Seriously? It may be obvious to you, but I hadn’t thought about it, and I learned a lot. By the way, this is the first time you’ve made me learn something.
Furthermore, in the U.S., which is a developed MMA country, they can regain about 20% of your body weight, but it’s a little scary to think of this as an evolution in technology. If you’re an 80kg athlete, imagine gaining 16kg in one day, you have to worry about the effects on kidney function, etc.
MMA is amazing.
I made it up almost entirely of conversations from the past (laughs).
As mentioned in the conversation, the purpose of weight loss is as follows.
The purpose of this is to create a “potential of recovery” , where you can exceed the weight of the class by as much as possible, thus giving you a greater physique advantage.
The answer to the title was that the weight loss was to “gain” weight!
However, there are concerns that excessive weight loss and recovery may have a negative impact on kidney function, and in recent years, some MMA Entertainment have introduced a new weight loss method called “hydration,” which limits weight loss without water.
No matter how many games I win, I don’t want to be knocked out by the disease at the end.
So tomorrow, stay healthy and logical!