i still dont get it really.
cause really if i “just eat” as i please then since i used to be fat ill just get up in weight again. so i kinda do need an eating plan. maintenance? or go lower?
right now i decided to eat at around maintenance around 3500-4000 cals a day.
btw in my training i try mostly to stimulate the CNS and less the muscle. as in higher weights, less reps.
also i dont get why i would end up at 105+?[/quote]
Keep in mind, none of what I’m about to say is meant to be offensive…
You’re what, 107kg now? You squat 120-130kg and pull less than 180kg? There is absolutely no way in hell you will be competitive in weightlifting with those nubmers. And the fact you’re only putting that much up indicates you don’t have a lot of muscle mass for your height.
There is a limit to how much CNS adaptation can occur. Eventually you will HAVE to gain weight to get stronger. You’re already over the weight class you’ve decided on. This will only get worse as your get bigger and stronger.
[quote]plus, not that ive read some article or something but i thought stimulating the CNS makes it use more muscle of the ones you already have. wouldnt it be faster progress if i went up to 20kgs of muscle and the CNS will try to use more of those 20 kgs rather than more of the 10 kgs that suppose i have now? again no article to back this up, it just seems… logical?
i just simply always thought there is only CNS, muscle and fat in this whole game.i dont understand why i wouldnt be able to hold it at 105kgs if i reached 105 kgs with ~12%body fat. would my body ask for even more muscle and less fat even if i was at around maintenance calories?[/quote]
You’re correct about how the CNS works. And you will need to gain muscle to get stronger (more muscle = greater potential CNS improvements) BUT like I said, I believe you’re 107kg already at around 20% bodyfat? So you’re carrying around 85kg LBM.
At 12% and 105kg youre LBM would be around 92kg. So you can only afford to add 7kg of muscle by your thinking. Now my question is, why are you in such a rush to add this all anywher and everywhere all over your body when it doesn’t even “need” it yet. you’re just adding muscle indiscriminately for the sake of it.
It is my opinion that you’d be much better served by allowing this muscle to be added onto your frame where your body decides it needs it (for me this has mostly been chest, legs and upper back over the last year).
You mean ELITE atheletes?? How many of them do you think are now competing in the same weightclass they started out training in? (this is what you’re proposing to do).