cuttin is useless if your a powerlifter. every little bit of your body can help. im about 5’5" and i finally found a way i can put my height or lack of it to use. most powerlifters are tall so there is no excuse there. i have a fairly short way to squat bench or anything. no excuse though. my arms are usually 2 inches shorter or about the same length as everyone i know. my legs are something people can argue about though. dont lose weight. if anything get bigger and stronger. your going to need to eat like a mad animal if you want to get stronger. a restricted diet will destroy your dreams. btw, i think you can do anything you set your mind to. i didnt believe in my wildest dreams i would be benching 300+ lbs. before i turned 18. this was before gear hmm, 180 lbs.? im over 200lbs. START EATING BUDDY. wanna lose some fat? maintain muscle. you probably wont even need much cardio. IMO its pointless but i enjoy it.
Thank you all for taking the time to help me. The general consensus is that I should gain weight. Or maybe try different weights. And, apwsearch: Yes. I have a lot of fun lifting. I look forward to going to the gym. In fact, I scheduled my workouts on workdays before work, just to make sure I don’t dread Mondays.
The suggestions not to worry about weight make sense. But for me, I have to conciously choose a direction to go with weight. Even then, things don’t always go according to plan. For instance: I got a caliper test today. It showed 10% bodyfat on a 184# frame. For crying out loud! Even watching what I eat, I lost weight and gained fat! But I’ll work that out.
Anyway, I’m going to subscribe to Powerlifting USA, check out some meets, and pick a meet to compete in, whatever weight class I end up in.
Ghost22: If you’re still following this thread - What were your squat, bench, and DL at 165#?
Thanks again guys. I look forward to hearing from you again.