I walk around at approximately 160lbs. I feel very healthy at my current weight whether it be in the gym lifting or rolling at the academy.
However, here's my dilemma...The Pan American is fastly approaching; the wrestler in me tells me start a strict dietary rigimen eliminating all simple carbs among other non essentials; cut weight down to 152 w/gi, yet, the more practical side tells me to maintain my present weight and training regimen and weigh in w/gi to make the 167 lb. class.
For some reason I feel like I really have an objective; that I'm training for something monumental when I go into the diet thing and weight loss routine, yet, when I did go into the wrestler-mode last year I didn't feel any faster, stronger, or more athletic at the PA. Not certain which approach I should take. I really feel I should concentrate on my technique and overall health, worrying less about the weight factors concentrating more on the enjoyment and competition of the GAMES.
I'd really appreciate some SERIOUS constructive input...Thanks for the help FOLKS.