It might be beneficial to decrease the amount of activity you do outside of the weight room since you are trying to put on size (besides getting ass of course)
This is true, but I don’t recommend it TBPH. I’m a big fan of outdoors stuff, and I’d still be in martial arts if I could find a decent school round my parts. I don’t think it would have hindered my size gains in anyway, other than that I’d need more food. Besides, I LIKE martial arts and hiking and stuff. So I certainly wouldn’t recommend that you ditch things that are fun for you.
This lifestyle is supposed to be life-changing, AND fun. If you like doing that stuff, don’t cut it out, AT ALL. I couldn’t live without my hiking or rock climbing trips.
As far as calories go, you’ll have to increase them substantially to make up for the extra activities, but it’s definitely doable. Just concentrate on eating carbs at the times you’ll actually use them (peri-workout, breakfast, etc).
Good progress so far mate, keep it up.[/quote]
Yeah, I have been afraid to address this, but I feel a lot of what you guys are saying is true. I can’t imagine giving up combat sports and/or hiking, but it does seem sometimes that those activities and bodybuilding are somewhat opposed to each other in regards to strength, agility, and size.
My Muay Thai trainer keeps telling me that functional strength and speed are all that is important, and constantly ribs me for my desire to get big.
I doubt I’ll be persuing fighting in a real ring, so… In the meantime, I’ll try to make both work with each other. I say it’s definately possible if I can find time to eat more.