Another misconception, is that people will get HUGE after a few months of lifting. Take a look at the pictures of Saucemaster in WAYWN, who i would guess has been lifting weights for more than six months, obviously huge, huh? Regarding your other point, it's possible that he's simply a normal guy in terms of metabolism, but need I point out that the average man in the US is 20 pounds overweight? A combination of diet, cardio, and resistance training will help maintain a fit and toned physique and minimize the wild fluctuations in weight that you'll see with more traditional diet programs. I wasn`t trying to suggest that he will get HUGE after only 6 months of weight training. I was just pointing out that gaining mass in general is not so good for clothes. Obviously that will not happen with just 6 months. The average American man might be 20lbs overweight, but there are plenty of other countries in this world where men do not lift weights or do anything special, yet they are thin without fat. I will go further and say that this focus on weight training to lose weight or maintain a healthy, strong body, in general, is an American thing too, which I still quite do not understand. Not saying it`s bad, but I just notice a lot more people pumping weights and running on the treadmill in America, compared to the other countries I visit.