I’m in the 105 weight class, and am 5’3". During my training cycles I weigh about 110, but have a hard time gaining anymore weight, in fact the last two years I haven’t gained any weight, but have gained a lot of strength. I am very lean, and very thin compared to the other ladies in my weight class.
I think my squats and deadlifts suffer because I am so thin- no belt fits as tightly as I would like around my middle, instead it over-laps my ribs and pelvis, so I have nothing to push against. I have worn my belt high, which adds a lot of compression which helps but it bruises my ribs which in turn makes it hard to get a full breath and is quite uncomfortable.
I am training hard, eating right, and if my bodyweight increases I’m happy to compete at a higher weight class. I eat everything in sight, don’t condition, but because my training is frequent, I use all the calories. I have tried training only three days a week, I gain a little weight but I don’t gain strength.
All that to say- I am extremely motivated to be a great lifter. I want to put 40lbs on my squat, 50lbs on my deadlift, and 15-20lbs on my bench by April. I would love any and all input or critiques. Thank you for taking the time. I am very appreciative.