Can I temporarily lose 5 lbs by Monday?
February 19, 2010 2:51 PM Subscribe
Can I temporarily lose 5 lbs by Monday evening, when it is now Friday evening?
posted by anonymousme to sports, hobbies, & recreation (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in entering a strength competition that takes place on Monday evening.
There are only two weight classes for women: 130lbs and above; 129lbs and below. Right now I weigh 134, and I don't think I'd have much of a shot against a woman who was 6 feet tall and 200 lbs.
So- is it possible for me to drop 5 lbs by Monday? I don't care if it's water weight, and I don't care if I gain it back afterward. I am young and very healthy.
I also wonder, at these events, is it usual to be weighed both beforehand and afterward? If I went without eating or drinking that day until I was weighed in, and then ate or drank something during the event that put me over the weight limit, would I be disqualified?
If it matters, these are the events I'd need to compete in:
Event #1: I would have to lift three heavy stones from a lower platform, to a higher one, and then back to the lower one.
#2: I would have to flip a heavy object a certain number of times.
#3: I would have to deadlift a certain weight off the floor and hold it as long as I could.
#4: I would have to pull a certain weight across the floor with a rope.
All these events are timed.