06-24-2013, 06:43 AM
What a pity. The poor guy had to lose 10 lbs over 5 weeks and got bigger than he ever had by overeating and lifting.
Originally Posted by Misabi
I have a hard time putting extra weight on (my frame and the bar) when I'm below about 18% body fat. If I cut out milk for 2-3 days, my weight starts dropping. Visibly.
If strength is priority # 1, and you're not quite overweight to begin with, you will get better results by eating a ton of food. It's actually really hard to eat "clean" and get in the amount of calories I need. Hence the milk, which I'd rather not eat.
I think this is a personal choice, and varies by the individual. I'm not a hardgainer compared to a lot of people I've known, but I can't stay lean and put on muscle nearly as easily as I can put on muscle with some fat and then take off the fat. I think I'm probably in the majority.
06-24-2013, 11:28 PM
Because I don't want to.
After almost two years of Primal Blueprint, walking, sprinting, swimming, kayaking, and PBF, I'm down to a nice 6'1" 185 (from 235) and very much like the way I look. Hell, the no gym/weightlifting is probably the best part; I haven't picked up a single weight, stepped foot in a gym, or spent a single red cent on membership dues!
06-24-2013, 11:36 PM
I love getting stronger and now I've convinced my husband to sign up to a local gym (it's probably the cheapest gym in town, they have no classes, but they have lots of free weights and lifting platforms and stuff... More than the other gyms I've seen in town).
He always hated the idea of going to a gym but I'm hoping he'll see sense (despite not lifting he's still pretty strong).
That being said if you don't wanna lift weights then don't! I couldn't care less what other people do or don't do. I think I'm in the majority as a woman who wants to lift heavy and get more muscles! And you know what? I don't care whether other people think that's a bad thing or not.
06-25-2013, 02:07 AM
Papou, you are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Way to go!
Originally Posted by Papou