Whats up, first of all I would like to thank all of those who have responded to my past posts. The information has been very helpful.
I am a 6’2", 245 pound man with 16% bodyfat. I know some of you think that is too high, but I have one last goal before I start slimming down for some activities at the end of the summer.
I would like to bench press 100 pounds over my weight, front squat 100 pounds over my weight, and deadlift at least 100 pounds over my weight. (All 1 or 2 rep maxes)
Bench 315, Dead 345, Front Squat 205
The thing is, usually as I get stronger I get bigger (muscle and fat). I started doing Bill Starr’s 5x5 Linear Program, and have gotten stronger with only gaining about 5 pounds.
When I don’t eat enough, my max strength suffers (obviously) and I don’t make progress. When I eat a lot, I feel very strong but I get bigger…which negates any “relative” strength gains…
My question is: How/what should I be eating to stay about the same weight and get max strength increases?