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Making weight

Weight making & weight cutting in martial arts

Welcome to the Weight Making category of Phantom Athletics - your one-stop shop for products to help you achieve and maintain your fighting weight. All of our products are suitable for both women and men.

But what exactly does weight making mean, or as it is often called, weight cutting?

Weightcutting or weight making is a common process in martial arts such as MMA, boxing, BJJ, kickboxing, wrestling or judo, in which athletes try to reduce their weight before a competition in order to compete in a specific Weight class to be able to compete

This can be achieved through a combination of a healthy diet, intensive training and targeted hydration.

Why is weight cutting or making weight important in martial arts?

There are competition rules that divide fights into different weight classes to ensure that fights are fair and balanced. Through the process of making weight, athletes can their Adjust body weight optimally, to maximize their physical strength and endurance for their specific weight class.

Products to lose weight quickly

At Phantom Athletics we understand that weight cutting or making weight is not an easy process. That's why we offer a wide range of products specifically designed to support you on your journey.

In Phantom Athletics you will find countless products to achieve and maintain your fighting weight.

Here you can find an overview of the most common methods of weight loss in martial arts:

Doing weights with a sweatsuit

"Weighting with a sweat suit" is a proven method in martial arts that is preferred by many athletes. A sweatsuit, too Sauna suit, called sauna suit or hot suit, promotes sweat production during exercise thanks to its insulating properties, which supports water loss and thus weight gain.

Our Phantom sweatsuits are not just special durable and high quality, but also so tear-resistant that they are suitable for intensive sports. Their first-class workmanship ensures maximum durability and optimal results, even during demanding training sessions. In addition, with our sweatsuits you can go into the gym without any problems Saunato sweat even more. 

Gain weight with a sweat cream

Our Phantom Performance Cream, also known as sweat cream, is another powerful tool to help you with your Weight management supported in martial arts. This specially developed cream is easy to use:

  1. You apply it to the desired areas of your body before your workout.
  2. As soon as you start your workout, the cream increases local blood circulation and the temperature of the skin, causing you to sweat more. The increased sweat production helps you gain weight because you lose excess water more quickly.
  3. For optimal results, we recommend combining the Performance Cream with one of our Phantom sweatsuits. This combination maximizes the weight loss effect

Making weight with a “salt bathtub”

Another method that athletes use to make weight is losing weight in one Bathtub with salt. This home remedy is based on the principle of osmosis and can help to remove excess water retention from the body.

  1. First, fill a bathtub with warm water. The water should be warm enough that you can sit comfortably in it without feeling uncomfortable.
  2. Then you give a generous amount Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) add and stir the water until the salt has dissolved.
  3. Then, when you get into the bathtub and sit in it for about 20-30 minutes, the salt water draws water out of your body and helps you lose extra weight in the form of water.

What exactly is osmosis?

Osmosis is the process by which molecules of a substance (in this case, water) move from a less concentrated solution to a more concentrated solution through a semi-permeable membrane (in this case, the skin) to reach equilibrium.

When you sit in a warm salt bath, the high salt content of the bath water creates a higher concentration of salt outside your body compared to the fluids in your body.

Through the principle of osmosis Water drawn out of your body and displaced into the salty water in the bathtub to create balance. This causes your body to lose water and therefore weight.

In addition to osmosis, the heat of the water contributes to increased sweat production, which also contributes to weight loss. The sweat produced due to the high water temperature is another way your body loses water, since sweat is mostly water.

However, it is important to remember: This radical method is primarily intended for short-term weight loss, which is why the water balance must be rebalanced quickly after the competition. Otherwise, your health and performance can be permanently damaged. In addition, you should only carry out this method under the supervision of a professional and pay attention to your body's signals.