This past tuesday, I tried rack pulls for the first time on my ME lower body day. I’ve been doing regular deadlifts, back/box/anderson squats and I wanted another pulling exercise.
When I did these, I did not feel them in my legs at all. Should this be part of my ME upper body day because I felt it in my mid and low back and that’s it. I’m thinking of dropping them and using deficit deadlifts, and i might start doing sumo deadlifts as well.
Second question. Is it possible that some people’s bodies are just better at taking in nutrients from food? I use to work out at a gym that was owned by my neighbor Bull Stewart, the powerlifter. He’s a big guy, and apparently still athletic because he can still dunk at 48 years old and at 5’10’ weighing 242lbs. I saw him at the Subway by the gym one day and asked him how much he had to eat to maintain his weight. I was expecting some large number, but he said all he eats is some oatmeal in the morning, a subway sandwich at lunch and dinner at home and all of it adds up to about 2000 calories.
I’ve heard eating 2000 calories a day is just enough to survive, I hear about guys who try to take in 3000-3500 calories a day who are trying to gain weight but can’t put on anything. I’ve been eating the estimated amount of calories I’m suppose to eat to maintain what I have, which is about 2500-2600 but I’ve been putting on weight rather then just maintaining. Is it possible that I am able to take in what I need from food better then other people? And yes, some of my weight has been fat, but I’ve put on 20lbs in the past year, and most of that is muscle, but I still look the same.
Ok, I just think I’m rambling on and I might start going on tangents, but any thoughts on these two things?