Okay guy, I’m in a bit of a predicament. In the past 4 months I’ve bulked up from 175 to 210 (with a slightly higher bf% of course) and enjoyed some great gains in both strength and size in the places I needed them most (bicep stretch marks kick ass.) However, I’ve wanted to go back to training Boxing and Muay Thai (I left to wrestle in my senior year of HS.)
My mission since starting to lift weights at 150 lbs. was to get some serious mass on me. I didn’t exactly want bodybuilder-esque size, and still don’t. Nothing against bodybuilders, I have great respect for them, but at 6’1 and 155, I just wanted to not be a twig.
Nowadays I’m not so skinny (to most people) and, with my newfound mass, figure that boxing and MT would be a bit more fun now. I had a great fucking time training with some AWESOME coaches and still regret my decision to wrestle (how did my friend convince me?)
Anyways, I still want to gain some mass, but mostly for aesthetic reasons: mostly shoulders, biceps, upper chest, and a little quad and neck size. Otherwise I’m pretty happy with my look. I prefer not to think in terms of poundage but aesthetically assess the whole body.
I’ll go ahead and ask my question now: Do you guys think I can pull it off? How successful have you guys been in gaining weight while training Boxing/MT/BJJ/MMA?
I’ve been through some hard wrestling and boxing workouts but wasn’t trying to gain weight then, so I don’t have too much experience there. I figure on practicing 3-4 times a week, but no matter how many times a week I practice, I’m gonna gas so hard…I’ll keep a trash can on hand though…should be fun