I know that the height/weight/lbm proportion is an important factor in appearance. I have benefited from this a great deal. At 5’9, 160lbs., and prety damn lean, some people outside of this forum think that I must be on roids or a freak(compared to them). The problem that I have to confront is the weight on the bar. I have had to shift my values from cosmetics to just putting up some serious weight.
So at 170, and training for endurance, what kind of weights are you moving?
Don’t mistake this for a flame or challenge. My curiosity exists because a friend of mine has gone from Ironman training and participation to pure powerlifting, and has achieved some great results. I was wondering if having an exelent cardio,respiratory system to start with has helped in building and supporting muscle.
at 5’11" 170 I am far from big. I would say more “dense” then big. Your post brings up some interesting stuff.
I don’t want to avoid your question but at this point in mid season it would be hard for me to give you a 1RM for any movements as I can’t put that much resistance stress on the body. On the bench I can move 225 and I would say on 315 on squat and dead. These numbers may be far from impressive but relative to overall hours training I would say strength training is very minimal.
Ironically, I see every reason why your friend would benefit from ironman training in a transition to powerlifting. This follows the 100 rep principle mentioned in an article here (not sure on the author). Think of how much capillary density there is per muscle fiber when he began training.
The point of the post wasn’t to sound big or pump out my chest as relative to most on this site I am no where near as impressive in the strength category.
To give a little brag… my prowess comes in the VO2max category (72 ml/kg/min @ 170 lbs)
The point was more to give some people some fire to work off… yes 170 lbs is difficult to maintain for most… it is also very difficult to maintain when training from endurance races where minimal time is near 2 hours (olympic distance) and some races go up into 9+ hours (ironman).
There is even a big difference in sizes at the same height. With clothes on itd be hard to guess that I was 170 lbs (smaller looking). You look at someone like John Berardi and he looks as if he may be 210 but in his recent post he was 190.
I like to see people constantly pushing their PR… that is what it is all about. As an endurance athlete I feel like an extreme minority amongst T-Nation but I have never found a place that keeps me going. It is the constant push to be dedicated in whatever your goals are…
the restless persuit of ever-so-distant-and-only-increasing goals, be it in body building, powerlifting, pr endurance, all comes from the same place… testosterone.