This is an issue I see popup all the time. People will tell smaller people that they need to gain some weight. As an OL for a little over a year (injured right now) with a snatch of 170 and a C and J of 225, at 136, I just hate people telling me or hearing other people insist you must gain weight. I enjoy finishing my deads at 365 and back squats at at 325. Is there any real reason to gain weight?
I just don’t think I have the body build for it. I am 5’7 and this is my weight. My brother is 5’7 at 215# and the number one in New England for u18 per the New England Open. Different bodies, different builds.
Anyways, does anyone else who does competitive lifts hear this “gain weight” and think it is not only nonsense but also insulting?
The only good reason I have heard to gain weight is to avoid injury.