Originally Posted by ihambrecht
Well that gets to my original point. Conceptionist is getting his information from people trying to sell their services (at ridiculous prices). He also said he would rather listen to the information they are spewing rather than some huge strong guy at the gym. You know why powerlifter gyms are filled with big strong guys? They fucking talk to each other about what works regardless of what some sports science major researched in a lab.
EDIT: he also planned a diet for mark based on a program he tried and saw no results from. He gained no muscle on the program and he was trying to bulk. That doesn't sit well with me. if you arent gaining muscle on a surplus while using a program why would you think using it as a long term cutting program would not devour muscle?
I lift in a powerlifting gym. I speak to those guys everytime I train. One of them helped me with my squat form which immediatley put 20 pounds on the bar. I've said twice already that I think its best to get input from BOTH science and buff dudes IRL. I am merely trying to help people with the former by directing them to popular sources and if break it down easier if they want to.
Now that I think of it, I actually did Leangains too on my first bulk which was successful. The second time (after my cut) I expect I didn't gain because of too low calories. Thats what I meant earlier and it means that I prob wasn't in a calorie surplus while I thought I was. I underestimated my calorie expenditure after cutting for 3 months. Not very uncommon.
I have made some changes and and am steadily gaining weight and pounds on the bar now, so its not like I don't know how to gain weight at least.