As a heads up, this log isn't going to be updated very often for the next month or two. I've had a really long lay off from any lifting and I'm on the last leg of a cut. I've rehabbed some injuries back to nearly 100 percent, dropped my weight from 234 to 199. I started bodybuilding years ago and switched into powerlifting and more recently into training in submission grappling and muay thai/kickboxing.
Before I had my injuries and a few personal things I would walk around at 180 with the intention of cutting weight to 167 before a competition date so that I would come in a full weight class ahead day of competition. Most water I've cut during a practice cut was 16 or 17 pounds but my performance suffered the next day so I tried to keep it below 15.
I probably will be close to 180 by the start of august and I should be back in muay thai classes by then and a once weekly full stand up and ground work session with one of my trainers. I'm a low carb dieter. On lifting days I try to get in around 3000-3500 calories and on sparring days up to 4-5k calories to maintain body weight. This years goals are to get into and win a grappling competition, get my three lift total to at least 5-6 times body weight and maybe an amateur fight.