oh and something that really changed the way I looked at bulking up and size.
I actually told someone...
"i want to gain a functional 10lbs "
he told me (he was pushing a fairly lean 300)
"10 lbs??? Thats eating weight! I lose 3 when I piss and 7 when I shit!"
10 lbs is measily. If you add 10lbs to your legs it'll look like you never gained weight but your performance will skyrocket.
Or you can gain 10lbs of fat, no muscle, and be worse than you were before.
So dont just think in terms of "10lbs".
Sorry if i'm chewing you out, but there's a lot of underlying stereotypes that you seem to be buying into.
So don't. Start reading some more articles...