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Phil Daru is a certified strength coach with over a decade of experience coaching athletes. Coach Daru has worked with multiple world champions such as Joanna Jedrzejczyk, King Mo Lawal, Tecia Torres, Dustin Poirier, all at the world famous American Top Team.
This is by far the most common mistake is just fighters and athletes, not having the education to understand how to time things, how you know when to do what. When it comes to preparation, a lot of fighters, come to me like a week, two weeks before the fight or the weigh in and say, well, I need to lose 25 pounds.
Weight loss is generally what people want to do when they’re trying to lose body fat. They’re trying to look better. They’re trying to get slimmer, they’re losing. In chronic weight loss, we’re generally talking about body fat and muscle. This is very different from acute weight loss, which is what we focus on when it comes to cutting weight for combat sports.
Starting to cut too early, dropping water weight, or restricting your calories can be detrimental to your , if you do them at the wrong time. Coach Ben walks us through some common mistakes and how to avoid them during your training.