I have got myself into a very strange situation with my training over the last 1-2yrs. For a bit of background I have been training pretty hard for the last 1-2yrs in my sport of sprint kayaking. Its a sport that requires us guys to have really good power to weight ratio's - just like powerlifters? Of course there is also quite alot of cardiovascular endurance required due to our racing being over 3mins 40sec.
Anyways my problem I am having Is that I keep putting on size? Size is something that really hinders the performance of us guys because more weight = more energy to move the boat through the water. Most of you guys would say, well with more size comes more strength usually? But with me it's not the case...
I only do 2 gym sessions a week and so far I have put on about 4kg's of muscle in about 6 weeks. Its a pretty basic session which involves bench press, bench pull, squats, weighted chins, reverse flys ect.
I maintain that I am not taking any steroids, but take supplements such as ZMA, Glutamine & BCAA's & of course WPI protein after a session.
I have also tried diets like Poliquins biosignature where I eat mainly protein & veggies + good fats ect... Not many carbs!
So my question is...
Does high protein diets put weight on? when I say weight I mean Muscle??
Would something like running get my weight down or would it make me too weak??
Anyways I have plenty more questions about this & I know most blokes are more worried about gaining muscle and getting bigger but I am the complete opposite... sure it looks great but It's not what I am after..