Since the end of January I started my cut as I was carrying a fair bit of fat and wasn’t happy. My weight then was 182lbs, I am now down to about 171.
I have since decided I want to compete in my first powerlifting competition in August which has a 165lb weight category.
I am still trying to cut down and the weight loss has naturally slowed, however I am definitely leaner - I can see that in the mirror. I wanted to get down to 165lbs in the next 4 weeks which was my aim, so I can then up the calories just a bit, and I will stay fairly close to that weight. That will give me a good 13-14 weeks to try and gain strength.
I have been weighing myself everyday for the past two weeks and my weights are as follows:
28th March: 173.4
29th March: 174.4
30th March: 172.0
31st March 172.0
1st April: 171.2
2nd April: 171.2
3rd April: 171.2
4th April: 172.8
5th April: 171.0
6th April: 171.0
7th April: 171.0
8th April 171.0
9th April: 170.2 (low weigh in - possibly as it was a saturday and slightly later in the morning
10th April: 171.2
11th April: (today): 171.2
I’m trying not to obsess about the weight as I am still getting leaner. As you can see I seem a bit stuck around 171 with minor fluctuations each side.
I don’t think I’m doing enough cardio, but it is hard to physically perform cardio when also lifting. I don’t want to overtrain.
I know generally that weight can sit still for 2 weeks and then drop so maybe that’s what will happen.
Currently my cardio consists of:
Monday: Run (I did try HIIT sprints but I find it quite impactive on my hamstrings and hips)
Saturday: Conditioning and strongman (farmers walk, carrying sandbags, etc…)
Any advice or thoughts on this?