I have been training lightly for some time now and just recently got serious (read: stop lifting pussy weights and started dead lifting and squatting).
I will be the first to admit I want to look good, who doesn’t? But I also have my concerns about my health that go along with lifting. That is to say, how much lifting is beneficial, and how much is actually making you less healthy?
I’m serious about lifting and want to pack on another 20 pounds or so, but started wondering when does being big become a problem. I have heard stories of body builders (granted, they weigh like 450 pounds more than I do) barely able to walk a mile. I would no consider that being in good shape.
So basically my main question is:
When, if ever, does it become unhealthy to body build?
Secondary Questions :
Who would be considered in better health… Ronnie Coleman or Napoleon Dynamite? I relaize those are two extremes and the answer is somewhere in the middle I’m sure… but I’m not curious about the middle.