Good to be back on the forum.
I am a grappler and achieving a specific weight is important. Weigh-ins are 5 min before the match so dehydrating then replenishing isn’t possible.
I am considering adding in the minimum amount of goodies needed to achieve my goals as I am concerned about my longterm health. Hair loss is also a consideration as I had a hair transplant but I understand some loss is to be expected.
Grappling and lifting don’t go well together and I made the choice to prioritise grappling, so I normally lift 2 to 3 times a week after grappling, focusing on the key compound lifts with accessory exercises after. My lifts have suffered as a result but that was to be expected as my body at present candle handle more training (feel exhausted at the end of the week before my rest on the weekend). I could add some cardio on the weekends.
Regular Training Regime:
5 days a week - Grappling
2 to 3 days a week post grappling- Lifting
During my 4 week vacation, ending in a few days, I was wanting to cut weight. I have lifted before grappling during this vacation period and am very surprised how my strength is coming back. My intention was to cut 10lbs in these 4 weeks, but I have only dropped 4lbs while adding over 20lbs a week to my squat and deadlift and 5lbs a week on my upper body lifts. Muscle memory? This reminded me of the type of strength gains I had during my one and only blast that was 1.5 years ago.
I now have only 4 weeks left (+1 week buffer) to achieve my short term goal of 202lbs and if that is unrealistic or will zap my endurance at competition then I can just work towards the higher weight class of 215lbs. Being in the lower weight bracket would be awesome as I am a bit tubby at the moment.
Please assume Pharma everything is available.
Short Term 92kg (202lbs) at 11% BF
Medium/Long Term 98.5kg (215lbs) at 11% BF
Current Strength & Physique:
98kg (215lbs) at 17% BF at 6ft tall
225lbsx12 (don’t go heavy due to shoulder issue)
Long Standing TRT Protocol:
12.5mg / 0.1ml Testosterone Cypionate daily via subcutaneous injection (87.5mg a week)
110iu / 0.11ml HCG daily via subcutaneous injection
6.25mg Exemestane every 4 days (quarter tablet, take on empty stomach)
Please see attached screenshot.
Total Test 850ng/dL
Free Test 19ng/dL
Is my short term goal achievable in 4 weeks or could I achieve my medium/long term goal in 4 weeks?
What compounds and dosage would you suggest in addition to my TRT to achieve my goals?
If this time frame is just not realistic then what would be considered realistic?
Thank you all for the help
Please Note: I have 1 week buffer so 4 weeks +1. An endurance boost or the ability to train more is also a big plus.