Originally Posted by Jared
I gotta vent (so feel free to ignore me):
I tried bulking & cutting the last two years and I never really got cut and kept losing all my muscle gains: I guess I don't have the genes for abs. So this spring I decided to just keep on bulking under the theory that being jacked is the next best thing to being cut.
My weight is 5 lbs heavier than my lifetime max and my lifts are all at lifetime maxes. But I'm having trouble gaining more weight and my lifts are starting to stall, so I'm trying to ramp up the milk and creatine.
The girl I just started dating says she likes my body, but she never saw me before for comparison. Half the time when I look in the mirror naked I think I look awesomely huge, but the other half of the time I think I look fat. My rock climbing is suffering. But the worst, THE WORST, is that at least half of my clothes don't fit any more.
Some days (like today), I'm really unsure that this is the right thing to be doing. Other days (deadlift day in particular), it feels great.
Hombre look at the priorities in life and decide whats important. If rock climbing is that important, scale back the lifting and climb some more. You are happy with your lifts, so thats great and you seem happy about them. You obviously care about your lifts and your body to commit some years to put on some strength and size.
As long as you are healthy and happy do what you do. Plus you have a girl that is happy with the way you are now. who cares about comparing to the old you.