If no one else is gonna say it then I will…
Seriously? You’re a powerlifter, you weigh 185, and you want to cut??? Unless you’re 5’0" then 185 is SMALL! You don’t look short in your avatar, so I’d say you could carry 200 lbs easy and be fairly lean, say, 15% body fat. And if you ever want to be strong, you’ll need to weigh AT LEAST 200 lbs.
If you think that you’re too fat at 185 lbs then it’s because you’re not strong enough. So get stronger. You should be benching 300, squatting 400, and deadlifting 500. Raw. Plenty of people have achieved those numbers, there’s no reason you can’t too. I’d bet that nearly everyone who can do 300-400-500 at 200 lbs or under is fairly lean and has some muscle to show for it.
Honestly, you’re overthinking shit big time. You don’t need to be worrying about carb intolerance. You don’t need to be messing around with special exercises. Lift hard, lift heavy, get stronger, get bigger. Eat mostly quality food, not garbage. Besides, if you’re going to cut you have to have something to cut down to in the first place…[/quote]
I totally respect your opinion on this but: I started lifting at 125 pounds. That’s 60 pounds in a bit over a year of training. Needless to say I’m getting fat, and losing some chub shouldn’t set me back real far. I plan on making my way to 190-195ish after I lose said chub, and then cut weigh to make 181 weightclass next school year. I’m not looking to get ripped either, but having a spare tire when you’re 16 isn’t okay.
BTW in my avatar I was 150 pounds. Then my senior year I want to make 198 reletively lean. I’ve gotten fat, I want to be unfat without losing too much muscle, so I can go back to building as much strength as I possibly can, without being the one fat kid in highschool with average lifting numbers. realisticly I could probably lose all the weight in about 2 months, which isn’t very long in the scheme of things. Mind you I don’t want ot lose weight, in fact I dread it. I don’t want to lose a single pound I force fed myself into gaining. But all this hard work to look fat all summer and never taking my shirt off due to being ashamed isn’t okay with me.
Note: when I said carb intolerance, I meant when I eat high carb, I break out (acne). I don’t really know too much about how it affects me and how tolerant I am as far as fat gain.