Originally Posted by indesertum
wow 35lb is a lot
Originally Posted by Scrumhalf
That's a lot more impressive than losing 35lbs in 8 months.... was that a relatively clean bulk? If so, props to you... pretty hard to pack on that much mass cleanly without some pharmaceutical help.....
Haha I am clean, but I've been considering some pharma's for the cut.
I'm very near +40lbs now actually. I'd say it was not a relatively clean bulk. If I had to guess I've probably gone from 8% bf to 12%. I considered myself a pretty hardgainer so I just threw shit to the wind and ate a lot and busted my ass in the gym. Before I started the bulk I was a very competitive trail runner and before that a rower so I knew what hard work was. But I had always restricted my calories. Once I upped the calories the weight slowly piled on... because I was an endurance guy, my legs were small, but pretty strong... since giving my legs heavy weight work instead of cardio they have grown significantly.
To be fair though, I have a frame that can put on 35-40lbs relatively easily without looking much larger at all. Especially when a lot of the weight goes to the legs.