So my first meet is on June the 28th and I'm wondering if I should try to cut weight or just gain a little and keep carbs high. I've been cutting for the past 7 weeks to make weight for the 83kg class and I've dropped 4.5kg (mainly water) while maintaining strength (I'm 84kg now). The thing is, I haven't gotten any stronger, and I also look like pretty soft. When I bulk in general I look more full and dense.
This competition is not based on total but rather on your WILKS score. So 1-3kg difference is not a big deal. If I eat more and keep carbs high then I know that I will be in the right place physically and mentally to hit PR's, but on a deficit relying on water manipulation for weight, I just don't feel that strong. I'm not saying that I am going to yolo my diet and go on an epic bulk for the next 3 weeks, but just increase my calories to hit maintenance and eat higher carbs.
What do you all think?