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2014/11/04 10:36:39 (permalink)
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93kg or 105kg?

I have decided to enter a proper sanctioned PF competition in mid-December. I'm 51 so will be competing in Masters. I've had a niggling back injury which I have used as an excuse but enough is enough ..
My question: I currently weigh 96.7kg (after morning ablutions).
I would like to enter at 93kg. Is 5kg a lot to take off between now and December 13 whilst trying to maintain / improve strength?
Weigh-in is on morning of competition
Any advice would be much appreciated
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    The_Lone_Wolf
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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/04 13:22:47 (permalink)
    Many say for the first comp, to just stick to the weight you're in and just enjoy the experience without the stress of weight loss.
     
    That being said, you could lose 4kg easily enough with just cleaning up the diet etc. It's your call though :)

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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/04 15:37:14 (permalink)
    Well for a first meet I'd generally be inclined to say don't worry about BW. Just enter the class your BW is and go from there. I certainly wouldn't suggest trying to 'bulk' up to 105s. 
     
    I lift in 93kg class and my morning weight is 95kg. It's pretty easy to loose 2kg day before the meet and still lift well.
     
    However given that your first meek is next month just lift in 105s and be at your best.
     
    After that you can slowly drop down to a 94-95 and be a nice weight for the 93s.
     
    Only point worth mentioning is that if you qualify for a British Champs at 105 you'll have to lift at 105 unless you do another meet and qualify at 93. Plus if you turn up at British Champs and you do not weigh within your class limit you won't be allowed to lift.
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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/07 12:20:51 (permalink)
    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
    I want to feel confident on the day and will probably go in fat and happy.
     
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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/07 13:27:33 (permalink)
    Des C
    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
    I want to feel confident on the day and will probably go in fat and happy.
     




    Good man.
     
    Good luck at the comp. Let us know how you get on.

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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/08 10:53:18 (permalink)
    fat and happy ftw 
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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/08 12:26:42 (permalink)
    Personally I'd drop to 93k but that's because I'm a competitive twat and would want to place as well as possible. Loosing 4k, which from your info it is rather than 5k and that makes a big difference .
     
    Assuming your diet is pretty 'comfortable' at the moment and your bodyfat levels aren't too low, which from your comments seems fair to, you could easily lose 2k of fat between now and the comp, then the other 2k in water the night before.
     
    I cut weight for my first strongman comp and while I made it difficult for myself I actually enjoyed the whole drama of it all and it made me feel like I was doing something more involved, if that makes sense.
     
    Fully understand if you stick to your guns and the general consent of advice here but just thought I'd add another perspective.
     
    Best of luck either way :)

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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/08 13:33:52 (permalink)
    I agree with Pagan here, not much to drop by sounds of things.

     
     
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    Re: 93kg or 105kg? 2014/11/11 18:30:00 (permalink)
    I can see both sides, but its is whatever the OP is happy to do on their first comp.
     
    Good luck!
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