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    I'm going to try to tell you everything that seems like it matters.

    I'm about 6'1" and I weigh in at 183 give or take a lb or 2 on our scale. We've only been conditioning 4 days so far so that's no surprise to me. I started working out 5 days a week about 3 weeks before conditioning started on Monday. It's nothing impressive but I can rep 135 fairly easily (45s on each side) probably will up it a little on Saturday when I lift next. At conditioning we just started an in an attempt to not run off all the freshmen (I'm a senior) we're starting slow. I can run 2 miles fairly easily and we'll be there as a team next week.

    What I want to know is this: Should I try to drop 12 lbs to be a 171 or gain 6 lbs to be a 189? I eat relatively healthy in general. I have 2+ protein shakes a day at least if I lift and usually 2 when I don't. I'm trying to make this a good senior year. I want to walk off the mat in February knowing that win or lose, I couldn't have worked any harder. I am working on the mental, but one of the first big steps is being in a weight class. I wrestled 160 last year and the year before, but last year I had to cut a decent amount before then I felt weak at the matches, so that's not even an option. Plus I gained a decent amount of muscle over 2 years. Any advice on which weight class I should go to? I'm confident I could get myself to either one and I'm willing to push myself hard enough on the weights to get up to 189 if it'll be better for me.

    I like the leg rides a lot, favorite position is when I have a leg ride on the other guy and am dominating his hips.

    Any advice? Anything else you need to know?

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    You will want to gain more than 6 pounds if you're thinking of going 189. You will want to be cutting at least 5-10 pounds to be at 189 and not be giving up much size. It might be a better bet though, because 189 is generally a less deep weight than 171.

    Alternatively, you're already a big 171 and should be able to use your length and size advantage quite well at 171.

    So, I guess it mostly depends on the difficulty of your division/weight classes and what your goals are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    You will want to gain more than 6 pounds if you're thinking of going 189. You will want to be cutting at least 5-10 pounds to be at 189 and not be giving up much size. It might be a better bet though, because 189 is generally a less deep weight than 171.

    Alternatively, you're already a big 171 and should be able to use your length and size advantage quite well at 171.

    So, I guess it mostly depends on the difficulty of your division/weight classes and what your goals are.
    Is it possible to gain that much muscle mass between now and November? If so, I'm going to do it. I'm young and I want to come away this season knowing win or lose I did everything I could. Any tips to this? I've already found if I put enough potassium and protein into my body, I'm able to lift more often with less pain.

    My division isn't too bad, but my region is a killer. The two best schools in the state are in my region. They are back and forth on football every year, swimming, and wrestling one of them usually pulls ahead and wins a decent chunk of the years but the other isn't too far behind.

    I don't know about my weight class, I don't know where I would find that out but I asked my coach today and he said he can look into how stacked the 171 and 189 classes are and get back to me on that. I'll probably have to make my decision based on that I suppose.

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    I would make my decision based on the info your coach gives you. It is possible to pack on that much weight, maybe not by November but surely well before any post season events. I would say it would be pretty easy to put on the weight by January 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    I would make my decision based on the info your coach gives you. It is possible to pack on that much weight, maybe not by November but surely well before any post season events. I would say it would be pretty easy to put on the weight by January 1.
    Is there anyway I can look into that stuff myself?

    My coach is good and all, but when it comes to things outside of practice he's all talk no walk sometimes. But I suppose if I harass him enough next week.

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    My advice would be to go down to 171, youll be better off trying to drop 12 pounds rather than adding on 6 pounds in a fairly short amount of time, itll end up not being much muscle, and 135 isnt very strong for 189 either.

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    Your state's website would likely have rankings. Depending on how popular wrestling is in your state this may or may not be an option.

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