I grew up playing sports, what are you even talking about. I’ve spent A LOT more of my life under 150 lbs than above. I played basketball, baseball, golf and tennis growing up. golf and baseball on my highschool team. Good enough to play golf at a college level at a shitty school, not close to good enough to play where I actually went to school. I know exactly what it was like to move around at lower body weights and lower muscularity. At 125 lbs and 5’10, I could dunk a volleyball no problem, but couldn’t palm a basketball well enough to dunk it.
When I first got my weight into the 150-160 range, I felt huge, and slow, and sluggish. I was tired all the time, I had gotten slower, I couldn’t jump as high, etc. Then I got into powerlifting, and shit continued to get worse because of the things I was neglecting. Then, in 2014, my strongman journey began. Now, at 200 solid lbs, I can jump as high as I could when I weighed 125, I’m explosively strong, I’m faster than I used to be, absolutely a better all around athlete. I’m waaaaay better at basketball now than I was. The only sport I’ve regressed significantly is golf. I only play once or twice a year now. My short game is still pretty good, but my leverages have changed so much that I would need a lot of practice to adapt. Still could come close to breaking 80 every time though.
The overall point is this: I know what being not muscular is like in sports. I know what it’s like to put on muscle and become shitty at sports. I know what it’s like to put MORE muscle on and become better at sports again.