Originally Posted by IceCold48
When it comes to cutting weight I've concluded it's much more helpful to eat a very healthy high protein diet is more effective than starving yourself which I've also done. Eat a lot of grilled meats like grilled chicken, ribs, etc.
However you shouldn't cut that much past your ideal weight. Especially if like you said size isn't an issue a healthy diet will make you feel better sucking weight will make it worse.
However if your strength is overwhelming your opponent with strength and power than cutting makes more sense than if your greatest asset is speed as it doesn't make much sense to go and face lighter, quicker guys than those you've been facing.
Thanks so much for this post man, I think it's really helped me to see what's best, either cutting to 141.5, or sticking to 154. I think I'll stick where I am, because I'm really not the strongest of guys (I think I lost a lot of muscle when I lost weight) and I use my leg flexibility to my advantage, I quite like to look for attacks off my back and I'm not much of a strength-on-top guy, so cutting too much weight probably isn't that good of an idea.
I'll be competing for the first time probably towards the end of the year, so I'll just see how it goes at featherweight (154.5lbs), and if I think an extra weight cut would be to my advantage then maybe I'll give it a go getting down to light-feather (141.5lbs).
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