Hey Prof X,
Thanks again for your words of wisdom earlier in the month (although I didn’t have pizza that weekend,I should have though lol, I am seriously rethinking some strategies to gain weight; I am running out of plate room with the increasing amounts of chicken and beef - ahh the clean bulk, so much oatmeal, not enough time). But anyways, I train more for performance (speed drumming)and not physique.
My lifts are going up but my body weight so far has been stationary, 6’1 fluctuating around the mid 170s. From what I have read, I know if I increase my weight, my lifts will go up even more and my power and speed will hopefully improve as well. In your opinion, when training for performance (I am not sure of your background or if you do as well- sports, etc) do you feel that the extra muscle would cause me to have “heavy arms” and “heavy legs” like boxers sometimes report and lose speed? I don’t buy into the big bulky myth or those drummers that tell me if I get big, I will become slow. I was just wondering on your take on the subject since you have provided T-Nation with great info. Alright, I’m bracing myself for your reactionlol…GO!