I know it's the exact opposite of what most people do. But does anyone sucessfully gain weight and move up classes?
I know some fighters who move from 170 to 185 for example, but they usually walk around at 190+ (I've read Anderson Silva walks around close to 200lbs). I'm interested more in a natural 155 moving up to 170.
How much muscle weight can you really put on? On any given day I'll be about 5'10" 160lbs. I'm joining an MMA gym
soon and would much rather fight at 170.
I can only assume that putting on 10-15lbs of muscle is very hard to do, and it might limit your speed or cardio. I'm not very experienced in this kind of thing and would love for some of you guys to clear it up for me.
-Steve, sambo + kickboxing