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mickyjune26
03-27-2008, 10:01 AM
Hey all,
I'm trying to figure out weight classes and divisions. I'm 6'7", 240 (about 18%bf), and 27. I'm only about 6 months into powerlifting with consistancy.

What weight should I shoot for in the next 12 months? 275?

I'll be competing in some sort of ametuer level this August. I don't know what's after that in terms of competitions.

Travis Bell
03-27-2008, 10:09 AM
there really isn't much of a standard for what height should weigh what. I'm 5' 9" and weigh 250, my brother on the other hand is the same height and 170. For your first meet, I'd just walk in and step on the scale for weigh in's and that will be your class. You'll have plenty else to worry about with getting all your attempts in.

Ben Moore
03-27-2008, 10:24 AM
I know a guys who is 6'8" and 360, so something to shoot for :)

North
03-27-2008, 11:31 AM
your suppose to weigh 500 lbs. :-)

Lones Green
03-27-2008, 11:34 AM
there really isn't much of a standard for what height should weigh what. I'm 5' 9" and weigh 250, my brother on the other hand is the same height and 170. For your first meet, I'd just walk in and step on the scale for weigh in's and that will be your class. You'll have plenty else to worry about with getting all your attempts in.

:withstupi:

you could be 400 lbs easy at that height, and not even be fat.

RhodeHouse
03-27-2008, 12:16 PM
At least 400lbs

jtteg_x
03-27-2008, 12:32 PM
you should focus on your big-3 lifts rather than weight.

Ben Moore
03-27-2008, 01:29 PM
Hey all,
I'm trying to figure out weight classes and divisions. I'm 6'7", 240 (about 18%bf), and 27. I'm only about 6 months into powerlifting with consistancy.

What weight should I shoot for in the next 12 months? 275?

I'll be competing in some sort of ametuer level this August. I don't know what's after that in terms of competitions.
How old are you BTW?

mickyjune26
03-27-2008, 01:31 PM
I'm 27.

I think I'm looking at this the wrong way, looking too much at competing against others. I need to try to keep it a personal competition, cuz there's always going to be someone bigger and stronger. I found a westside quote that hits this on the head:

“When I hear someone tell me what place he got in a meet rather than what his numbers were or if he got a personal record, I know his ego will hold him back. The real contest is with yourself. A trophy proves only what you have done, but has no bearing on what will happen next. You must always do better and better. That’s the real world. You can be the greatest powerlifter in the world, but the day you retire, you’re forgotten. If you quit one time, you’re a quitter. You may go for a year or two without progress before coming out of a slump. Training knowledge as well as technology will make it possible to make progress for a very long time if you want to. Powerlifting is a tough sport. No one said it wasn’t.”

mickyjune26
03-27-2008, 01:33 PM
...that being said, deep inside I feel good when I lift more than someone else with a similar bodytype. THanks for the feedback all.

(***as I eat a 1/3 cup natty pb***)

Big_Byrd52
03-27-2008, 02:36 PM
i wouldnt try to put it on too fast and become a lardass. at 6'7 ur a big dude anyways. there was a guy in my platoon in the marines who was 6'8 230 and ripped, but he was still 'skinny'. u have room to put on alot of weight, but dont try to do it overnight. consistency and time are the only secrets...

mickyjune26
03-27-2008, 03:08 PM
thanks man. I gotta find a way to bulk slowly. For me, it's worked to add about 2 - 3 pounds per week and then maintain my weight for a month and then repeat.

Time will tell on this one...

Killa Kurt
03-29-2008, 12:40 PM
At least 400lbs

:withstupi:

frank
03-29-2008, 12:47 PM
you look like a skinny guy in general in your first pics. if your 240 in those pics, i would say somewhere in the mid 300's would be healthy and not overweight.

strongkid963
03-29-2008, 03:36 PM
304.4 to be exact