Weigh-ins should  be an after thought

The High Performance Weight Cut Program is a scientifically proven system that has helped hundreds of combat athletes make weight WITHOUT starving, spitting, sweating, saunas, salt baths, diuretics, abolene or doing dozens of hours of cardio each week. 

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You've Tried Everything To Make Weight

Every Old School, Outdated Cutting Technique

  • Starving
  • Spitting
  • Sweating
  • Saunas
  • Salt Baths
  • Spitting
  • Diuretics
  • Abolene

Every Type of Diet or Meal Plan Imaginable

  • Ketogenic
  • The paleo diet
  • Low carbohydrate
  • Low fat
  • Smaller portions
  • No fruits/vegetables
  • Only fruits/vegetables
  • Intermittent Fasting

Every Kind of Cardio or Workout Possible

  • AM/PM Runs
  • Ellipticals
  • Stair Masters
  • Jump Rope
  • Rowing
  • HIIT

How Traditional Cutting Hurts Your Performance:

  • You're constantly fatigued and feeling weak during the day
  • During the season you have difficulty focusing during class or work
  • You suffer from extreme mood swings & irritability in season
  • You keep a log of your weight before & after bathroom trips
  • You spend more time focusing on weigh-ins than competing
  • You isolate yourself & avoid social situations with food 

Why Oldschool Fails

Starving to get down to weight induces fatigue and eats away at an athlete's muscle mass and strength.  When there's not enough energy coming into the body, it pulls nutrients from muscles to survive.

Losing fluid using traditional cutting methods pulls EXTRACELLULAR water from the body.  This is the same fluid the body uses to regulate organ function and health. For every 2 lbs of extracellular water weight lost, the bodies heart rate increases by 8 beats per minute.  When we steal extracellular fluid from the body, it's dangerous and leaves combat athletes feeling weak, fatigued and unable to focus.  

This is Why The High Performance

Weight Cut Program Was Developed

The High Performance Weight Cut Program is an alternative weigh-in strategy that trains the body to release INTRACELLULAR water.  By using this process, wrestler's are able to lose a minimum of 3 to 6% of their total body weight WITHOUT starving, sweating or dehydrating for days on end.  

Because this process only manipulates intracellular water:

 Athletes' don't experience the fatigue, strength loss or dehydration symptoms that come with traditional cutting methods.

Meaning, you get all of the BENEFITS of being able to make weight easily WITHOUT any of the nasty side effects.

How Our Program Creates Success

High performance weight cut 

An alternative weigh-in strategy that can be used to drop 5-10+ pounds in 24 hours WITHOUT skipping meals, starving or doing outdated, old school cutting techniques.


An individualized plan you can follow step-by-step to hit their off-season, pre-season, in-season, and tournament goals based on their OWN food preferences.

Weekly Q&A Calls

Weekly group Q&A calls you can hop on at any time to ask any questions you have or get feedback from either Jackie or other combat athletes going through the program.


A hub for resources including trainings, recipes, handouts, weekly goals and more so you can learn & implement this process yourself for long-term success, regardless if you bump up or down a weight class.

Check-ins & messaging

1:1 messaging within 24 business hours and weekly check-ins during your program to track your progress & answer questions!


Do I have to count calories?

No, we don't encourage calorie counting in this program. Instead we use a simple portion method so you can learn what types of food and how much you should be eating to hit your performance and weight goals vs calories.

Do you accept insurance?

No, insurance does not cover this program.

Will this program promise me a specific amount of weight loss?

No one can promise you a specific amount of weight loss as every body is different. This program does provide a proven strategy for weigh-ins but you must apply the steps and follow the plan consistently. While most athletes are able to lose 3 to 6% of their total weight in 24 hours, I do not promise or guarantee a specific amount.

Do you offer refunds?

Because the entirety of the program is frontloaded and you receive access to all our program content and a jumpstart plan once enrolled, there are no refunds for any payments made.

How do I get support?

1. Messaging support through our training portal, PracticeBetter with responses within 24 business hours.

2. Weekly group Q&A calls where you will receive individualized guidance and support for your specific questions or situations.

3. Weekly check-in forms so you can keep our team up to date on your progress and ask any questions you may not feel comfortable asking publicly.

4. Unlimited access to our private Facebook group to answer your questions with responses within 24 business hours.

How long is the program?

12 weeks.

Do you offer support beyond the program?

If you would like additional support once your program is over, our team will assess your situation and make a few recommendations for how we can continue working together to help you best reach your goals.

Cade & Michelle Holtzen

I am so grateful we found this program and Jackie Slomin. It has been everything we hoped and dreamed. My son is able to easily manage his weight. He is eating more than previous years. He feels strong and energized. He knows what to eat and when. He doesn’t worry about weight anymore. He is able to focus on practice and getting better. He is having fun again. There is nothing better as a parent. Yesterday he weighed 138 in the morning and had a weigh-in at 4:30 for a dual. He ate breakfast, snack and lunch and made weight for 128. He wasn’t the slightest bit concerned. He trusts the process. 

Jarrett & B. Moore

We looked at the program after my son busted weight 3 times. He wrestles for a top 15 school in the nation and the coach wouldn't let him travel last year for fear of not making weight. I found Jackie Slomin and The Roman Protocol and what a blessing. It helped me know what to cook and how to help my son. This year he is the Varsity starter and coach told him he would be wrestling at 138. At that point he was walking around at 158. We jumped on the nutrition immediately with weight certification 4 weeks from that day. He made his weight certification with 11% body fat. He has made every single weigh in easily, hydrates well after and is strong never complaining that he feels terrible or weak.  He has placed at almost every tournament even wrestling light at 138. This program has been a blessing and Jackie is there when ever we need her.

Jackie Slomin

Jackie Slomin is the founder of The Roman Protocol and Nutrition on the Mat.  She is a sports dietitian with a passion to help high school and college wrestlers make weigh-ins an AFTER THOUGHT of wrestling so they can focus on what matters: Getting stronger and performing better on and off the mat.  

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