I weighed myself yesterday and I was around 186-187. This was at around 6 after eating a moderate amount of food and drink while wearing clothes (squat suit actually). I was debating whether I should try and make the 182.5lb weight class for the competition next Saturday. How much water can one lose without it affecting my weights? This will be my second competition ever so I don't know if I should even care about making a lower weight class. I am trying to get my class III. The way things look now I will be able to attain a class II in the 198lbs class but of course it would be a lot easier to make it in the 182.5. Does losing a few pounds of water really make a difference in strength?