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Old 02-23-2008, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i have very little backround in MMA. ive done very little at my old gym. little bit of BJJ, American Boxing, and some Muay Thai.

i was fighting at 155lbs at 6'3" i held a 3-1 W-L ratio...

basically im 200 even right now with an ideal 24% Body Fat. (alot of room for growth) i was wondering at what weight class i should get to to begin getting alot more serious about MMA..

I'm more of a stand-up guy myself but im extremly talented on the ground.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No offense, but how is 24% body fat ideal? If you want to seriously compete, you should probably be at <10% body fat, easily. I wrestled in high school and maintained around 6-7% body fat all year round. With almost 50 pounds of body fat on you, you should aim to lose at least 20 pounds of that fat. At the same time, since you're 6'3", Welterweight might have guys a lot shorter and stronger than you, which I dont know if it will be a problem.

My advice would be to lose your fat, gain some muscle, and fight at around MW if possible. If not, go for WW.
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haha i mean ideal as in easy to turn to muscle, ive been 155 185 and now 200, so i think i will go for 185, you are correct 50lbs of fat is a TON! id like to get back to about 8%
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why didnt you just stay at 155? why gain all that mass if its not muscle in the first place?
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I felt WAY too thin...
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I personally think that you should try to drop to 170 lbs. It would probably take you a few months. I suggest using hydroxycut hardcore. Follow the directions of the bottle and get a sauna suit for the week before a fight. If you are ten lbs over the week of you should be okay to make weight.
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Don't use weight loss supplements, it's silly. If you train hard you can lose 20 pounds in 2-3 months easily. When I started wrestling my sophomore year of high school, I lost 23 pounds in 2 months and 3 weeks, all fat. Just train properly everyday and work your cardio but keep lifting weights. You should lose enough weight to go 170.
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think 170 is really a better choice than 185?

and for a guy my height?
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Once again, if you dont plan on gaining a good amount of muscle, then yes 170 is good. If you plan on gaining a lot of muscle, then 185 is good. With either choice, you should be looking to get to 7-8% body fat and from there, depending on how much muscle you've gained, make a decision about what weight you want to go
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