Originally Posted by MarkI
Does getting a vitamix, and blending my entire post workout meal and drinking it sound like a crazy idea?
It would probably be gross as all fuck, but it would just have to be endured for the duration you're chugging it.
Imagine that, chicken breast, brocolli and rice smoothie.
Why would you ever want to do that? Is it due to the large amount calories? That you won't be able to eat that amount in solid food?
If that's the case, you should def just eat more earlier i the day like I wrote earlier. You gotta be able to enjoy your food.
Also, don't make 25 pound jumps with squats. As a beginner, the difference between what you can do for reps and your max is usually smaller than you think, and its def a smaller gap procentually than for an advanced lifter. Just another 5 pounds can feel a lot heavier from my experience. You also lose a lot of confidence, speed and technical efficiency when you go for really heavy singles.
About the genetics thing:
Hard to tell with that particular guy. He's def big.
Could just be good lightning though and using some smart tricks to seem bigger. Lightning can make a huge difference and then he can play around with contrast and definition in photoshop and whatever.
Skeens right that I'm an ecto. Tiny wrists and so on but at least I've got decently broad shoulders. Being 6'3 is not doing me any favors in looking big, but I'm fine with that. I think Fuji's even more ecto than me though so I wonder what he looks like now at 175, 6'3".
Unrelated cooking tip:
You can make your own jam with thawed berries and psyllium husk (a pure fiber powder). Works really well as the fiber powder absorbs the excess liquid from the thawed berries and makes it a sticky texture. Probably cheaper and def less calorie dense than regular jam, without all the sugar. Good for cutting at least.