Wednesday, July 27, 2011
To cut or not to cut?
Right now I weigh 143.
Light weight in gi is only 141, but in my gear I need to be 136 to make weight.
The next weight class up is 152 in gi, which is where I am now.
Its only 7 pounds, but 7 pounds is really hard for me to lose... Not to mention the fact that my doctor lectures me when I get below 148.
I know getting to 136 isn't going to kill me if I do it temporarily... I am just remembering how very hard it was for me to get to light weight last time.
I have plenty of time to make the cut and maintain for a week or so before the Miami open.. I just don't know if it is worth it.
So, it is basically... Do I suffer and punish by body for the next few months to be a 5'9 light weight... Or just eat and behave normally, and fight middle weight.
I vowed to never again cut to light weight again, and Ben always said to fight where you are.... but here I am considering it again.
Any input you might have would be greatly appreciated.