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Training bodyweight vs. competition bodyweight
Posted By: Barrett Marum
Date: Monday, 10 July 2006, at 9:53 a.m.
In the past, I've always just lifted at whatever weight I came in at because I was never really good enough for it to matter much. I'm still not good enough for it to matter much, but I'm interested in possibly moving to a lighter weight class. I've been a light(er) 242 for the last couple of years, pretty consistently weighing in between 231-233 on the morning of the meet.
Now, I'm thinking about doing a meet as a 220. So, to that end, I'm wondering what bodyweights other lifters train at compared to what bodyweight they compete at. I'm guessing the training weight has to be pretty close to the competition weight since we've got 2 hour weigh-ins. Do most people train 3-5 pounds over the weight at which they compete? Or is it more? I would guess a lot depends on weight class...I'm really just looking for some anectodal information here. :-)
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