If you have ever competed in BJJ tournaments, you have had to make a decision about cutting weight. This week at the FightWorks Podcast Headquarters in San Diego, we received the following email from Europe:
When I started in Brazilian jiu-jitsu I weighed 170, now I weigh 145(with the gi) and look much better. I like to be the weak guy in the gym so I can beat bigger dudes with my technique. Now I started competing and I never know which weight class suits me better.
People normally recommend to cut weight. I know I can cut to 139 but maybe I’ll be too skinny(I’m 5’9″ tall). The other option would be to increase my muscular mass to get to 152. Maybe what I prefer and what is better for me differ. I’m sure many of the listeners have the same problem. What should we do?
So I thought we would ask the Mighty 600,000 what they do! Let us know by voting in the poll and share your thoughts in the comments section!