Leeman began his epic bulk at age 15!!! That was a HUGE factor.
And after years of being bullied/ignored/insulted and havingnoend of troulein school he vented all his frustration on the bar with a “form be damned, fat gain who cares? I dont give a shit if I get hurt…I’m going tomove some weight and get strong as fuck” attitude.
He also had a big ass frame to begin with, one that was able to withstand that kind of torture under the bar AND that had enough room to fill out.
It goes without saying: a nerdy weekend warrior over the age of 25 with a bird frame, who keeps regurgitating Lee Haney’s “stimulate dont annihilate” philosophy, is happy to bench 2 plates for a couple of grinding reps after years of training and who spends more time talking about nutrition and carb backloading than about lifting should definitely not try to follow Leeman’s approach.
^^^ That is an excellent cautionary tale.
People hear about guys like George Leeman and think thats the way to do it. I know I’ve been tempted to go that route. But when it comes down to it, I’m not George Leeman and neither are you.[/quote]
While this is a fine example that tangible results and common sense should dictate one’s actions over the course of time, what on earth does it have to do with George Leeman?[/quote]
George Leeman successfully executed the most epic dreamer bulk in recorded gains history. His diet and methods should not be replicated by any sane human under any circumstances.[/quote]
Lol i agree it was epic. Seriously epic.
But George Leeman knowingly became a fat ass in pursuit of his strength goals. And he apparantly had results to show for it along the way, which is why he kept going.
The guy above seems to equate this to what Artem did.
Leeman ate his way huge, accepted a ton of fat gain in exchange for strength and quality mass, and then successfully dieted down. Most people who attempt that approach end up looking the same year after year. Leeman did not. [/quote]