Just a thought?. I was think out load to myself and wanted to know if anyone had any input.
Is there any studies or personal experiences with maintaining a ?ideal? BF% during heavy lifting periods. In my experience I have found that at certain lower bf% I can work and eat HUGE and never see gains in body or in strength. I haven?t tested out a theory on the subject but this is what I have seen:
A couple years ago I was at 145 lbs and about 6% bf I ate HUGE and lifted hard. I never gained any weight and didn?t see much of any change. Fast forward to now, I am 195 lbs maybe 15% bf and see gains and add plates faster then I ever thought possible.
I have learned that the body is a very smart beast. I am wondering if maintaining a lower bf% could tell your body ?hey, we don?t have the resources to allow any muscle gains?. Which could mean that maintaining a higher BF% would say to your body ?hey, we have plenty of resources stored away. Bring on the Muscle Gains!?
Has there been any studies or anything written on this topic? What do you think? I would love to hear your comments