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  1. TCMS

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    Little background:

    Lifted hard for long time, shifted recently to give BJJ more of my time than the gym. I've still been hitting the gym a few times a week, but it's definitely down from where it used to be. The goal is to balance a combination of both lifting and BJJ, without losing too much strength. I've made the complete shift about 3 weeks ago, and I have not lost a step in strength, so far. (Bench Reps still in the 250-275 range, squat reps in the 315-335 range, deadlift reps in the 315 range, list goes on, etc.)

    The bigger concern I have is strength in relation to weight cutting. (Maybe some of the competition guys can answer this one) I am potentially doing a BJJ tournament at the end of may, where I will cut weight in the sauna. The obvious goal is to be back near my current walking weight a few hours later. My concern is what this drop will do to my short term strength. Obviously some of the BB comp guys do a significant body fat drop leading into the competition, what sort of impact did this have on your strength?

    When I was more focused on BB, I rarely got above 8-9% body fat during the year, so I never had the experience of doing a severe body fat drop after a bulking phase, to know what sort of impact it would have on my strength.

    The obvious goal here is to do a weight cut in the sauna that does not severely impede my strength the next day. If the strength loss is dramatic, which I don't believe it will be given how my body functions, the drop to 169 does not become worth it, coming from 185. (This morning) Any thoughts?
     
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    depends on the person. there are people who can cut 30lbs in like 14 hours and be fine the next day
     
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    Find Kroc's interview on EliteFTS. He drops ~20lbs and then eats and gains it back w/o a loss in strength..
     
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    Why don't you post this in the cage, they give better info.
     
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