I expected to be blasted here but hear me out first.
So, for a body builder looking to gain good quality weight and size must, eat big, lift big.....right?
A big majoirty of people who train want to be of a modest size and not arnold style yet even that is quite a hard grind in achieving with most people with a LOT of work involved along with the correct food.
However, why is it there are many of people one I know very well (He's a Polish worker who works in England doing plastering) He is not interested in body building and doesn't do any fitness or workout and I'd say he eats like a standard human being would. Three meals a day at most.
He stands at 5ft10" in height and weighs around 220lb/s of GOOD weight. When I say good weight, I mean good weight. He has huge shoulders,huge forearms and upper body etc. To be honest, he looks like a Syvester Stallone back in his hay day in terms of size and how ripped his body is. He doesn't walk around showing it off though, you can just see it through his t-shirt or vest depending on how hot it is. Now, this guy doesn't ever train and works long hours to send money home to Poland, he eats all cheap foods, works 12hours a day, 6 and sometimes even 7days a week and has been doing this for 2 years.. Like I say, he is solid, looks very well but he really doesn't eat much, I've seen him eat a sandwich a dinner time and that's it, till he goes home and eats something. I'd be surprised if he ate more than 2500 calories per day and god knows what he burns off in a day too.
I know plastering is a very hard job and you have to be physically strong to do it all day long plastering walls/celinigs etc but I wonder, for someone to have such a good looking body and eat so little and the weight he lifts not really increasing ever..how does he have such a body and not dwindle in to nothing?
This can't be genetics, not possible so I wonder if sometimes eating 5000+ calories a day and training with heavy weights is all what it's supposed to be?
If I came on here and said "ok, my regime is going to be shoulders/chinups/pullups on a 3 meal a day diet and train for 10hours a day 6 days a week to be like Syvestor stallone" you would no doubt all laugh but I wonder if it is actually possible (clearly it is by the way) then what the hell is going on with this bloke in all honestly?
Interested in peoples thoughts on manual labor workers and the amount of lifting/pulling they do in 12hour shifts and eating quite little to then have a great shape is all about? If this was even contemplated in being achieved on a poor diet with all that lifting (to be honest the lifting isnt that big either, not like benching 100kg or squatting 300kg) people would be outraged yet clearly it is possible in a sense.. that you can actually build a very good figure with a standard "normal" person diet, working in many labour and be in quite good shape indeed..