I used to be a 155lb (5’9.75") middle distance runner, but then I lost interest, went to a JKD class and found a new passion. Since then I’ve just been training to 1) increase my all around strength until I exceeded 300 bench, 400 squat, 500 deadlift and 2) increase my weight a bit. It’s been nearly 3 years since then and I’ve past that strength level now at just under 190lb bodyweight, about 8-10% bodyfat. I’m looking to focus on MMA & general athleticism (I want to get my 60m sprint time as far below 7 seconds as I can) a bit more now, which is what I was originally training for anyway.
I’m hoping some experienced people can give me some advice as to what factors I should consider when deciding to go for the light heavy (205) or middle (185) weight class - e.g, natural weight, bone size/structure, jaw size, height.
Even if I don’t end up competing, I’d still rather train for what I’m best suited for. The reason I want to know is that if most of you guys say middleweight, then I’ll decrease food intake to minimize the scale weight gain that strength gains deliver. I’m already pretty heavy for my strength levels compared to guys like mad titan on here and ross enamait.