What weight class are you trying to compete at? There’s no 185 class. The two closest classes to your weight are the 181 and the 198 lb. weight class. If this is your first meet, don’t bother with trying to make any certain weight class, just go and lift. BUT, if you’re that concerned about cutting weight, then go for it. Nobody’s gonna stop you.
As far as losing weight and still getting stronger, it’s nearly impossible. So with that being said, fuck it and just go into the competition and lift your ass off. Just my two cents.
He may be referring to the 83kg weight class which is approx. 183lbs depending on where he’s lifting; the new IPF classes.
I’ll agree with the other posters in that I wouldn’t bother trying to cut weight if you’re that new to the sport. Unless you’re going for a qualifying total, there isn’t much point. I’ve done meets super lean before and shit the bed.[/quote]
Agreed, no use cutting weight if this is your first or second meet. In my opinion, no lifter should worry about cutting weight if they aren’t already at a competitive level Nationally…but like I said, just my opinion. As well, no lifter should be cutting weight via water loss if they aren’t already fairly lean in the first place. There’s no good excuse for being a fat powerlifter and trying to cut 10lbs of water when you could lose 30 in bodyfat.
Continue with the sound diet. Keep non-training days fairly low carb, with carbs slightly higher on training days to fuel the taxing competitive cycle workouts. If you’re not within one or two pounds the day prior then make body re-composition a goal next prep cycle and lift at what you weigh day-of.