I just thought it was interesting how the two sports cut weight. It seems to me that Bodybuilders just try to get their body fat as low as possible so they have a more ripped look, while wrestlers just worry only about their weight. Meaning the day or two before a meet they fast/eat a lot less and watch their fluid intake or do a lot of running to loose water weight. Of course by the end of the season this gets really hard. At least, this is how it is done at the high school level; college wrestlers may be smarter and actually have the dedication to loose some body fat (or they may just try and cut even more water weight .
Anyways, so right now I weigh about 156, (I wrestled 135 this season, but my normal weight was around 140) and I'd like to wrestle the 160 weight class next year. Meaning from now to october I'd like to gain a good 10 pounds or so of muscle mass (along with A LOT more strength), then loose four pounds or so of body fat in october/early november (I have a bf % of about 12 % right now, do you think that could be done?) and just loose the two pounds of water weight before each duel (instead of the five I would loose last season). So my question is, what do I need to eat to do this? And not just gaining the ten pounds, but loosing the four or so in october/november? Right now I get about my body weight or more in grams of protein a day, and eat when I'm hungry and often when I'm not of seemingly *healthy* foods.
But when October comes around, what do I need to do to get that weight off? I tried cutting weight the *right* way before season this year, but it seemed really hard. I didn't count calories or anything (maybe that was my problem?) But I generally just ate healthier and tried it minimize the amount of fat I took in, and I didn't really loose any weight. I don't drink pop and I don't go to mcdonalds. Any advice from past wrestlers, or even someobody who knows a lot about nutrition?