Im 6’6 around 200 lbs, I have a very lean muscular build. I have average muscle mass but a lot of muscle definition. Im about 6-7% bf I have always wanted to add muscle mass to my frame. In H.S I was 6’6 and 165 pounds, and a twig. Since I have added 25-30 pounds of good weight to my frame through trial and error and just getting educated with an exercise degree etc, and good nutrition.
My whole program would consist of bulking in the winter and cutting in the summer. I would always add 10-15 to my frame in the winter by lifting hard, avoiding cardio and eating 4000-5000 cal a day. My bodyfat would always go up, and my waistline would never look the way I wanted it too. I would add probally 8 pounds of good weight and 8 pounds of bad weight. But all that hard work, and high food bill would never seem to be worth it in the end. Being tall adding 15 pounds to my frame wouldnt never be even noticable except on my waistline. When I cut, my abs look good, my whole body looks good, and I get more looks being 195 and ripped than I do being 210 and bloated with small measurement increases. This summer I said Im done with trying to add mass, because I will never be satisfied. I thought I know I will never be the biggest guy in the gym, so I why not be the most ripped. But the craving of getting bigger arms and legs and chest seems like it wont go away…and keeps saying its possible, even thoughI feel I am very genetically limited.
Far as how to get big I realize once you maximize training which I think I have in the last 5 years…it all comes down to diet and meeting your calorie needs.
Anyone else struggle with this?I know there are some that can gain weight easy, and struggle to get lean…and probally asked themselves is it worth it? I have always thought it always easier to eat less than more, espically when its healthy food.
Do I want to keep lowering my BF or do I go back to wanting to get big…decisions…decisions.