Changing weight classes

Should you go up, down or stay the same in a weight class? 

  1. Moving up a weight class
  • Body fat vs muscle mass composition
  • Height
  • Can you still increase strength/total with your current weight?
  • You’re youth/jr and still growing
  1. Moving down a weight class
  • Very rarely recommended
  • Body fat vs muscle mass composition
  • There is a significant benefit, records, team qualification etc
  1. Stay in the class you are
  • You haven’t quite filled out your class yet
  • Weightlifting isn’t a huge priority in life
  • Nobody “enjoys” cutting weight

Practical tips 

Define your overall goals

Realistically assess your lifestyle and evaluate if cutting is worthwhile

Is there room to improve with other options?

Do you have abs like James Townsend?