View Full Version : Havin trouble with gaining weight for wrestling....
11-07-2002, 06:42 PM
I stay around 163 and I need to be about 5-6 lbs heavier to wrestle 171. I know everyone is gonna say "Just go 60" yadayadayada. But I can't. There are people at 60 and 52 that I can't beat, but there's a tall guy (6'3" I think) that I can beat who is probably going 71. Im short, probably 5'7", and I know I can beat him. Tall, lanky guys are usually easy to beat. There's also a freshman I haven't seen wrestle that is also most likely going 71. This freshman guy is good I've heard, he plays football too and he starts varsity! He has wrestled in middle school for a couple yrs too. If he goes 71 I'll have trouble with him but the tall, lanky guy I know I can beat.
Anyway, back to my problem. I need to gain about 5-6 lbs to get where I want for 171. It would put me weighing in at 168-169. I need muscle too, I've been lifting hard since May 27th and haven't let up yet. I've been going right after wrestling practice and lifting, but I'm not where I need to be weight-wise for wrestling. As any indication of my progress lifting, my bench went from 135 in May to 205 a couple weeks ago. Besides eating more protein and carb food, what can I do to gain a few lbs of muscle? We have challenge matches in a few weeks too...Is it possible to wrestle 5 days a week(and run, I cant get out of the running) and still gain a few lbs of muscle?
8 pak man
11-07-2002, 06:49 PM
dont say u can beat all tall lanky guys i was an awesome wrestler and am tall and lanky lol
11-07-2002, 07:00 PM
lol, i didnt say i could beat all tall, ,lanky guys, i just said that ya'll are usually easier to beat than someone my size.
Wrestling by far has to be one of the toughest sports to gain weight in.
You are either going to have to eat a frickin ton of food,
or even though u dont wanna hear this:
Work on your confidence, skill level,
and make a dare and go after the guy at the 160 weight class.
unless he is really good.
Also on our team awhile back we did have a guy that wrestled 171 that only weighed around 160, and he didnt do that bad either. I think he won about half his matches.
You can wrestle the heavier guys as you are. 8 lbs wont make all the difference in the world, mental toughness is where its at.
11-09-2002, 02:16 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't worry about gaining weight. Like p60 said, work on your confidence and either go 160 or 171. Just try not to lose weight. If you gain weight, then good, but just try to focus on not losing weight and see what happens.
11-10-2002, 05:17 PM
Hey Bhsrassler, what school does the "B" represent in your name? (city/state) One more thing, did you wrestle varsity last year?
11-10-2002, 06:37 PM
Man, you little guys crack me up!! Boo Hooing about wrestling guyd that weigh a wopping 8 pounds more than you!!! Good lord, over half the matches in my wrestling career were against wrestlers that out weighed me by at least 25 pounds, and at times upwards of 60lbs!
2 options, either A) suck it up and wrestle at 160 and get better cause you have a tougher in house opponent, or B) take the easy road to the starting line up and deal with being light at your weight class! Cause HS starts competing in like a month, and adding 8-9 lbs of lean mass is not happening in that time frame.
Good luck in what ever path you choose!
Yours in Wrestling,
11-11-2002, 07:18 PM
you can wrestle up to 2 weight classes above your weight. or you can go 152
12-16-2012, 11:09 AM
i agree with p60. im like 140, but our 138 is taken by a really good wrestler, and itll be difficult for me to drop to 132, so ive been wrestling up to 145 the whole time, and ive held my own. i took 4th place in a 20 school tournament, was 5 pounds under the weight class, not to count how many pounds under each wrestler i was because of cutting weight, and depending on what my coach says, i might try to gain some mass just to get a bit closer to weight. it all depends on what your coach thinks, your metabolism, your workout plan besides practice, and your diet. i personally have no problem eating a lot lol.
12-18-2012, 10:22 PM
i have same problem
12-20-2012, 01:12 PM
Ill message you my story.
If you cant out class these wrestlers at 160.. just outwork them, also as a freshman, i weighed 155 and wrestled 189 and went 15-9 as a first year wrestler. so have confidence and dominate by will if you cant by skill.