I know this is a very personal decision that I have to make alone after all but I would still like to get some input on this since I am very unsure. In a week I am going to compete in strongman and after that I originally planned on losing some body weight.
However I am not sure whether I really want to lose weight or not and how to go about it if I decide to “cut”.
To give you an idea I am 1,87m/ 6’2", I weigh 115 kg/ 253lbs. I have wide shoulders so I think my frame allows me to carry a bit more weight without looking too fat. My bf percentage was measured at 23-25% ( I can get a new and pretty reliable test any time if that matters at all). I am not comfortable with loading up photos.
Now to why I am on the fence with this. I noticed with my weight gain I not only got fatter but also more muscular ( I went from about 100kg to 115kg/ 220lbs to 253 lbs). I certainly do look kind of fat. It’s not like my belly sticks out but I look really big rather than athletic and muscular. Also I am currently dating a girl who is really into fitness herself and she has a great body. She doesn’t think that I am fat or unattractive but she certainly is in better shape than me (even her bf percentage is lower than mine). This makes me a little bit anxious.
However other than that I feel pretty good at the moment. I don’t have any injuries despite really pushing my training. Plus I am of course stronger than ever and hit a few PRs that mean a lot to me (that said I am not strong in relation to my body weight!) and I feel like my strength is going to continue to go up.
I fear to lose strength and risk lack of progress if I am going to diet down.
So the question is to lose weight or not? Thanks in advance for your opinions.