Thats right, I said it. Alright, I am taking a piss or whatever the brits say. But seriously.
I am 6’1" approx 200lbs. I think I am at the perfect weight. I know a lot of you are laughing about the skinny internet warrior. But let me explain.
I enjoy bodybuilding. I enjoy exercise and building muscle. And every now and then I wish I could bulk up more, because I would like a little more size. But recently I have gotten into rock climbing and kickboxing.
Rock climbing -
I can see where I should actually lose weight to excell. But I don’t want to be the typical skinny guy. I also see where I am having a much more difficult time than others. I can see where any more weight gain would come as a detriment. I really enjoy this activity. I love the thrill of figuring out a problem, or getting to the top. So I need a compromise.
Weight gain would help me with strength for picking people up and throwing. But increasing weight tends to decrease stamina. I am not competing as of yet, but once i get good someday I would like to try out fighting. The lower the weight I can maintain, the greater my reach comes to my advantage.
So all in all, I have come to a point where my body satisfaction and my lifestyle have come to odds. Maybe i will come back to gaining weight at some point. But for now, I am happy with the personal compromise that I have made between size and performance.
I come to T-Nation to argue with people and discuss various topics. Sometimes I get schooled. Sometimes I leave better enlightened. I just hope that the “size > all” people can respect my stance.
PS. Now I have the difficult task. Trying to maximize LBM/FM ratio per my prefered weight.