Well, I'd like to get down to 198 but I can't serve two masters... So more than likely I'll keep eating and lifting like normal. I decided to hold off on working w/ Kroc is the other reason I'm not gonna drop.
Well...like bodybuilding...I find powerlifting judging can be subjective as well. Politics play an important role. My lifting partner (220lb class and his first ever meet) was by far the best lifter benching 385 and deadlifting 601 and strict curl of 137.5 and they gave the best lifter award to a guy who weighs 440 and benched 615 and a strict curl at 128 or so. Not only that, my lifting partner was in the 50-54 yr old class and the other guy in the 30-34 yr olds. So that kinda soured me a bit, but I'll still compete for myself and not necessarily to win.