View Full Version : Gaining Until 165

09-23-2006, 03:33 PM
This past powerlifting competition (prior weekend) was the last one I wished to compete in at 148. Come December, I need to be 165. However, I accumulated quite a bit of fat getting to 148 and at this point I need to decide if it would be best to cut down a bit first (or slowly bulk via carb cycling). Definition is not a factor for me, my only concern is keeping the fat under control so my performance in Judo and BJJ will not suffer. What are your thoughts?

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09-23-2006, 05:54 PM
I do BJJ as well. If you are rolling enough, and eating right, the BJJ will help keep fat levels down a lot, but you have to eat in excess to gain weight.

All you can do is the math.
You need to gain 17 lbs in ~12 weeks. You aren't going to be able to do that extremely clean.
But, you can do it! That's ~1.5 lbs a week. Just eat, weight yourself, and keep on that target each week.

BTW, great stats. That's a killer squat and dead for 148lbs and not totally lean either!

09-24-2006, 01:36 PM
need more pics, but not bad

09-24-2006, 05:20 PM
Two more which highlight my powerlifting belly ;)

09-26-2006, 01:03 PM
your not that bad at all, id say go for 165. uve got some fat on u but not that much. so once again id say go for it.