The authors stress 3 main points as alternatives to rapid weight loss in wrestlers:
 1) high-intensity, low volume training in the tapering process
 2) maintenance of euhydration
 3) a high carbohydrate diet containing 8-10 g/kg body weight.
 
 Another key point was that wrestlers must balance what they perceive as potential benefits of weight cutting (e.g., improved power:weight ratio) with the possible adverse effects associated with dehydration and the lower carbohydrate intake required to achieve the “desired” weight. The authors suggest that scientific evidence supports the benefits of these 3 key strategies as opposed to weight cutting. A key challenge for athletes who opt for higher carbohydrate intakes is to be able to achieve these high carbohydrate intakes given the food choices often available to wrestlers, especially those who are traveling away from home.