So after reading through some of the material here I've had a desire to start weight lifting. I do have a few questions though: I am a capoeista and we train at three days a week for at least 4 hours a day. I'm reasonably strong because of all the explosive movements we do but will i be able to build bigger muscles because of all of the cardio?
Also I've been debating buying a 40 lb weight vest to wear while training, are these a good idea?
Don’t bother with the weighted vest, the martial arts training will probably have a negative impact on your leg growth so you’ll just have to deal with that, but as long as you are eating significantly above maintenance you will still be able to build muscle.
By all means start lifting weights, and then you just need to use trial and error to figure out how much food it is going to take for you to be gaining weight on the regular.