[quote]Professor X wrote:
It isn’t like I accidentally gained size. I worked my ass off for it for years being extremely consistent in the weight room even if my diet was largely what many here would consider “crap”. I still ate about 6 times a day and have since I started.[/quote]
That’s why I made sure to say I wasn’t downplaying the importance of eating a lot. I know you’ve busted your ass to get where you are.
The reason your comments interested me is because I have one friend, my best friend in fact, who was kind of in the same boat as you, size and eating-wise. Very skinny when we were growing up, didn’t eat much, hardly ever worked out. His father, however, is tall, jacked, forearms like bowling pins. My buddy is also tall and has fairly large bones.
After high school he blew up, and not in the Pillsbury way. He’s in the Marines, and within his first couple of years he went from 140 pounds to 230. Sure, it wasn’t 90 pounds of muscle, but he sure as hell wasn’t “fat”. And I know it’s not steroids, because a) he’s my best friend and I asked him point blank; he wouldn’t lie to me, and b) he still maintains a weight of ~220, despite eating once or twice a day a lot of times, and not working out consistently for close to a year now.
The thing that pisses me off is that he doesn’t pay attention to what he eats, whatsoever. I’m not talking about eating clean, I could careless about that.
He always laughs when I talk to him about having to eat enough calories, getting enough protein, etc., for myself. He just rolls his eyes and says “I’ve never worried about that.”
He maintains that he was just bound to be that big one day, and his body “caught up” as he got older.
I know that is not an average case and genetics play a huge role in all of this. I had just never seen someone make such a dramatic change from seemingly bad genetics as he did.
I hope we all are. This would all be pretty boring if we just reached a point and said, “Okay, that’s all for me.”