Hanley, I’ll be interested to know your ‘cutting’ regime (mainly carb depletion & dehydration?)along with your method to put the weight back in 18 hrs.
Do you have various sets of lifting gear? I mean training at 102kg and lifting at 95-98 must make SQ suit & BP shirt fit completely differently.
I’d also be interested to find out what really happens, i.e. when theory becomes empirical results.
The cut’s pretty simple. Starting with 2800kcals split 40% protein, 30% carbs and 30% fat gradually dropping to 2700-2600, with the majority of the decrease coming from carbs and a slight decrease in protein.
I’ve worn the same squat suit now when since I lifted at 87.8kg. Last comp I wore it at circa 98kg. Haven’t worn it since then tho.
First time I wore my shirt (Katana) was at the last comp, again at 98ish kg. It was REALLY tight and I couldn’t touch with less than 170. My shirt technique’s alot better now so I’d probably be able to touch with a lot less. That being said all my attempts at the comp were with the collar pulled up really high (near choking me out) so I think there’s ALOT of jacking that can be done to tighten up the shirt if I come in a bit light.
Oh and I train in an old F6 that’s the same size as my katana, and it’s also the same shirt I wore at 87.8kg. The chest plate’s a good inch and a half larger (4.5 -v- 6) than the equivalent Katana so it’s lost ALOT of pop.
In truth, I’ve put on a good bit of muscle (probably 2-3kg) since my last comp in January, so while I MIGHT come in under my last comp weight (98kg) I probably won’t be any “smaller” if that makes sense. So I doubt I’ll lose anything out of my gear to be honest.
That being said, I do plan on getting a suit one size down to try out. I may or may not get into it tho!!
In truth tho