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From powerlifter to climber want to lose a few kilos

So here's your problem (there are climbing guys in the grip community): It's a power to bodyweight ratio issue. In order to be a better more able climber you wanna lose hard earned muscle. Normally I'd suggest getting stronger but you are already a powerlifter. And we can't suggest losing fat cos your already pretty lean. So muscle it is
The good thing about strength is you can get stronger even while losing muscle. Powerlifters do it all the time in order to go down a weight class. Doing triples instead of 10 reps.
 
you have to post some pictures of where you're climbing in the mountains and all that stuff

that's going to be one of the most exciting Log's on here
 
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make sure you get your own log Journal up so we can help you day by day

GW is a great one for sure you can start with that one!
 
isn't climbing dangerous though what kind of precautions are you taking so you don't fall and kill yourself?
Are you planning on climbing a mountain I need to see that log
 
The good thing about strength is you can get stronger even while losing muscle. Powerlifters do it all the time in order to go down a weight class. Doing triples instead of 10 reps.
Based on how lean he is, bodyweight etc I'm not sure he's got much leeway. The deadlift isn't huge (180's ok at best). I did a bit of work regarding hand strength (much needed) for climbers. You'll appreciate I train for strength and am a grip champion.

He'd need to be even more muscular at a lighter bodyweight and stronger at the same time. Hard to see how that's doable. The strength in and of itself isn't the issue. It's that combined with what is needed to climb well. I found that static hand strength played one part. The ability to hook fingers into a hold, endure the pain/discomfort and hold that position for as long as is needed. You kinda want light legs vs muscular upper body and so on.

Using myself as an example while I AM strong (400+ bench etc) my power to weight ratio is poor. One of my training buddies has a 2x bodweight bench (78kg bwt vs 160kg bench). If I had the same ratio I'd bench 300kg/660lbs vs 195kg/429lbs. Even if I wanted to climb I'd be piss poor lol
 
Strength cycle is completely different than hypertrophy. Since he is low body fat his only option is to lose muscle at the same time gaining strength. This is very common with powerlifting. Programming the muscle to get stronger while shedding off weight. I’ve seen a few single digit bf powerlifters get much stronger while cutting weight over the 8 week peaking cycle. They all lost muscle and got stronger.
 
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Strength cycle is completely different than hypertrophy. Since he is low body fat his only option is to lose muscle at the same time gaining strength. This is very common with powerlifting. Programming the muscle to get stronger while shedding off weight. I’ve seen a few single digit bf powerlifters get much stronger while cutting weight over the 8 week peaking cycle. They all lost muscle and got stronger.
We'd kinda agreeing. Deffo on the muscle loss.
 
I’m not sure there is much to lose man. You’re already in tremendous shape
 
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