Posted by higdon10
He wrestled in high school and made cuts like this(not this drastic).
I'm not trying to come off as insulting, mind you, it's just that it is a lot of weight to cut. A lot of times on this training forum we get people asking questions that seem too crazy to be true.
Normally in High School guys are only cutting a couple of pounds, and in the case of coming out of the off season maybe 20 or 30 at most. Usually, anyway.
If you think about it, though- Anderson Silva supposedly cuts from 215-220, and he's a very top level pro. I know guys who are 205 lb. fighters that cut from 225-230 and it can be difficult. 40 lbs. is a helluva lot of weight for an amateur to cut.
Not knowing many things about this guy's physical condition, diet, training regimen, etc... my advice is to talk with his trainer (hoping he has a legitimate one) and find out from him. For 40 lbs. everything is going to need to be tweaked. Diet, exercise routine, water intake, supplement intake, everything. So get hooked up with a pro who can analyze your buddy and do it right