I have been getting ready for competition and losing weight. Since I don't have a lot of time right now, I figured I'de lay off the weights, just do cardio, some strength exercises, and train when I can. I've lost about 10 lbs. already but in the back of my mind I keep thinking, "Oh, man... I'm going to be puny at my new weight!" I'm a very hard hitter, so I'm also worried about losing power. I was even looking at myself in the mirror thinking that my arms were looking puny Anywho! I went to the gym this morning to do my old weight routine and to my incredible suprise I am STRONGER!!!! :icon_chee:icon_cheeI can do more reps and had to add weight to some! A couple were maintained, but still! So why is this? Well... I have made a home strength routine (see my log thing). The newest thing I'm doing is pull ups. I got a pull up bar for my bedroom doorway and at first I couldn't do hardly anything with it and even now I can't do much, but it uses a LOT of muscle groups. My diet has been very clean for about a month now, so maybe that has something to do with it. My training has been mostly techinique, not as intense as it used to be, so I don't know about that. I've been doing a lot of cardio. I'm happy with this... even though I don't understand it.. but I believe it proves what I used to claim about weight training not being necissary for fight conditioning.. just thought I'de share.