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How much of a caloric surplus is required to gain strength?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by atmetal View Post
    My deadlift 1RM is almost 1.5x BW. You're also telling someone who qualified for the Navy's nuclear power program to stop's just not going to happen. That, by the way, is why I seek guidance on a forum. I'm always under a time constraint and after two years of training, I will be on a submarine, forced back to eating a DOD diet. So it would be best for me to reach my goals before then.

    It is because I wish to experiment that I am here. I simply wanted to make sure that strict adherence to LeanGains wasn't necessary and I got that answer rather quickly. The only thing that has kept the thread so long and given the appearance of over-complication is that fact that I'm polite and feel a need to reply to everyone who generously posts on a thread I created.
    I wasn't criticizing you, and you fall into my category 2 = try it and see. My overall point is that strangers cannot know the answer to this question for you, or in general, because the individual variables are hugely important.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least and this (personal fave):