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    Default Re: I don't know if I want to contuine...

    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    My High School is currently remodeling its Weight Room, and so I haven't done weights in a good month or so

    I did all my weight training in the off season with the football team. Lemme think..at my highest...I was benchin....shyoot....150ish? My squat was at like 280 though. I've got really really meaty legs

    Plz, do explain
    You can't just rely on the high school you know. But I mean how many reps and sets did you train by?
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    Default Re: I don't know if I want to contuine...

    Newb to the site, but I agree with the rest.

    I quit my senior year and I regret it every day. You may only be a sophomore but it's still the same principle. My reason behind quitting was also partially due to cutting weight, so I understand where you're coming from.

    The best things have been said though. Talk to your coach let him know you're feeling, and try moving up a weight class. If you still feel the same way after that then maybe it's not your sport.

    One thing about your first sentence... Some may disagree, but with wrestling you don't have to be "naturally gifted". Of course it takes practice and hard work, but attitude and determination are what defines a good wrestler. The best saying is Wrestling is 90% Mental, and 10% Physical. If you maintain that mentality anything is possible.

    Hope you decide to stay out.

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    Everyone has given you good advice. Unless you have something better to do in the winter (and there's nothing better than wrestling), stay on the team, eat wisely as Wrestling Prodigy has advised, learn as much as you can and do as much wrestling as you can. This summer, join a club and wrestle just for fun, but start eating right and running over the summer so you come into the season at a good weight. You'll start your junior year season very close to your wrestling weight, in good shape, and with more experience. I can't guarantee that you'll win that medal, but you will have more confidence (justified!), and you will be the best that you can be . . . AND . . . no matter how you do, you will be a wrestler and will reap benefits that you will carry with you the rest of your life.

    Go full speed all the time and do the very best you can, but never beat yourself up over a loss unless you gave up.
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    Dude, if all that cutting is not working and is making you enjoy the experience of wrestling less then stop cutting and wrestle your natural weight. Stop focusing on weight on focus on technique, cardio, and workouts. Medals arent the most important things in the world, though they are nice to have, but if you strive to get them so far as to not enjoying wrestling anymore then its jus not worth it. Finish what you started, wrestle hard, try this year and maybe you'll prevail. Best wishes and hopes mto you.

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    go were your heart brings you

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    Look, all that you gotta do is wrestle whatever weight is best for you, whether "best" is defined as most successful or just the weight that allows you to wrestle happy. One major piece of advice is if you wrestle your natural weight, you will win over someone who had to dop 5 pounds the day before. I mean think about it, which car runs better, the one with a full tank, or the one trying to just make it home on fumes?

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    Being a fatguy who has not cut since MOJO made be drop from 227 to 190 I think you should only cut for two reasons:
    1)I will not get to wrestle unless I drop weight. (can't beat the guy at my current weight).
    2) I can excell at the lower weight. (the kids I coach only will cut if they have a chance to place at our section tourny 5 kids out of 212 High Schools advance to state) If they don't a a realistic chance of placing I leave them just below complete comfort I think 140 is a good weight for you.
    I would increase my protein intake and continue to work hard in the room 30 minutes of wrestling around with a partner will do more than a 30 minute run and your weight might drop naturally.

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    Thx a bunch, My majority of weight cutting is officailly over. My body has gotten used to being down at 135ish..

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    bro I'm a sophomore too and my freshman year I won 4 matches the whole year. Yeah I was pretty sorry. But now 3 weeks into this season, I'm 7-4 on jv. Not great but hey, I'll take it any day. Yeah I have sophomore friends that have only one loss and a few are undefeated , and I feel that I work harder than them. But it is what it is. I'm not the strongest guy on our team but yesterday I ran the mile in 5:45. Strength helps but a strong will is the most important thing. I'm weighing 144 and Tuesday , the 152 guy for varsity was out and coach put me in, and I came out with my first varsity win. You simply can't give up. It seems to me like you are eating way less than you should be. I started about a month ago at 153-54 after football, and now I'm 144 but I eat a ton of food. Don't worry about dieting and crap unless its a day or two before a match. Alot of people do diet and cut weight, don't get me wrong, but you make it seem like you are starving yourself to death and putting yourself in misery.

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