A couple of years ago I was almost exactly the same height and weight as you are with almost exactly the same squat (I'm still almost exactly the same height). I didn't know what a Rippetoe was back then and went on the volume/intensity/frequency insanity known as the Smolov Base Phase because I knew Pavel, but not SS or anything Rip-esque. I tapered with daily squat practice after my week off and test and ended up adding 70 lbs to my squat in just under two months. I think I put on three pounds of fat and muscle in that time.
Of course, then I stalled for several months. I basically crammed several months of gains into two months, but then I needed a long time to recover. (Edit: I probably would have been much better off letting the gains come over a few months with a novice progression.)
My point is that you can be a lot stronger with your dimensions and only a couple more pounds of muscle. I upped my squat another 60 lbs this year and am now just outside of the 75 kg class (squeezing back in is proving to be too hard this latest time). I wouldn't fear a little volume and muscle gain if I were you. I bet you could add over 100 lbs on your squat easy and still cut water weight to 75 kg for matches.
And who knows? Maybe you'd be a MUCH better fighter if you were much stronger in a higher weight class. Maybe.
Last edited by Gary Gibson; 12-14-2009 at 07:53 AM.
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