my lifts 3 months ago were about 20% higher than the lifts at the beginning. i made little-no strength gains cause i didnt eat nearly enough
Well 43lbs (30+ being LM) in 3 months is the biggest gain I've ever heard of. Your strength gains surpass anything I've ever seen. Your initial strength (curling 75lbs without ever having worked out) is pretty damn unbelievable too. Your ability to gain weight at 5lbs a week on only 4500 cals a day is unreal too. Your claim of 2% BF is believable, but again, considering how slow your metabolism is, seems odd. Your claim of having bigger than an average persons muscles at 6' 5" and 155lbs means you must have the smallest bone structure in the world, but then that wouldn't jive with how you have a 36" waist right now at such a BF% of only 7-8%. You truly are a unique specimen I guess.
i actually have a fast metabolism, a year ago when i weighed 230 i had really never engaged in any physical activity and ate more than 3k calories a day. most of which was red meats or pastas. bigger than the average persons really isnt that big, id say my muscles were 15% bigger than a male my age who didnt lift
You don't have a fast metabolism gaining 5lbs a week eating only 4500 cals or getting to 230lbs on 3k a day. You've got it backwards.
i thought 4500 cals a day means you have a fast metabolism if you dont gain much fat. i just do what works
true, but in general, more muscle = more strength.Originally posted by MarshallPenn
Exactly - you can lose strength yet still hypertrophy.
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2% is absolute bullshit.
Lee Priest on stage is over 3%.
hell, even this guy is probably more like 4%
bump btw inferior if you agree with that article than why the avatar?
Reinier, that is exactly what I was thinking too.......
why not, cormier is huge, and i had less bf than those guys i dont encourage drug use by having an avatar of someone with big muscles do i?
most ppl in third world countries don't have 2% body fat!!!
You don't want 2% body fat.
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