This the powerlifting forum. Do you compete as a powerlifter? Because, if you weigh 205 you are close to the bottom of your weight class. Maybe you should just try to fill out the <220 weight class. Do you have experience cutting weight overnight? I mean have you done meets and made the 198 class?[/quote]
If he’s walking around at 205, I would consider him to be a guy who’s at the top of the 198 class. 7 lbs of weight can be cut by someone without any prior experience.
I don’t think, at this point, he should be pushing the 220 class at all. He’s obviously carrying too much fat to be competitive in a low weight class in general. I competed as a 181 a month ago, at his height, and put up a 1471 total. It sounds like he’s barely clearing 1000, at a higher weight class. At the rate he’s going, he’d still be non-competitive as a 220, and he’d probably be fatter. Plus the title of the thread is ‘strength without size’, lol.
So in summary: fix the diet. Get strict with what you eat, and keep training hard. That’s really all it will take to get you closer to your goals.[/quote]
flipcollar I’m going to have to pick your brain about weight cutting soon.
OP, do what the other guys said: cut the fat, don’t worry about scale weight. Just get stronger. [/quote]
Anytime. I’ve written it out in my log if you want to see what I did for my last meet, beginning of June. And if you post a question in my log, I can be more specific for what you, personally, should do. Reed is a good resource as well.
Awesome, thanks. I’ll swing by closer to meet time - my next is October 11, so I’ve got time.
OP, apologies for the mini-hijack.