Hey all, this is my first post. I’m 15 years old and a rising junior in high school (sophomore right now). I’m about 5’ 11 and 155 pounds. This previous year I wrestled for my first time and was skilled enough to wrestle at the varsity 160 spot, while actually weighing around 145 pounds. I would have wrestled at the 145 weight class but we had an amazing senior there and another one at the 152 so unfortunately I lost to them.
So I tried out at the 160 and won. So all year long I was wrestling guys that out weighed me by 10 or more pounds which doesn’t seem like much but it makes a huge difference on the mat. These guys were bigger, stronger, and faster.
Anyway, I have already started preparing for next season. I would like to wrestle at the 152 weight class this year. I have been lifting 5 days out of the week after school and doing cardio on a regular basis. I have noticed that I have been getting stronger but I’m still not satisfied. I want to get stronger without putting on weight.
Can anyone help me with this problem? Are there any supplements, protein shakes, or etc out there that will help me see some serious gains in strength without the weight gain? I understand that I may have to gain some weight, so I am willing to gain 5 to 7 pounds so i can wrestle at 160.
Thanks in Advance, CJ