I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you.
I'd like to challenge you to explore your personal system of training. And more specifically, I'd like you to take an assessment of your personal values as they pertain to training. In other words, what's your training operating system?
Athletes have died trying to make weight. Therefore, efforts at reform in this area crop up regularly.
Weightlifting, powerlifting, and the combat sports are characterized by the fact they give opportunity to athletes of all sizes. In these sports, it is standard practice to cut weight from a bodyweight above the competition limits. Competitors believe they can lose this extra weight at the last minute without penalty. Within limits, these athletes are correct. But athletes do not always stay within the limits.