This is the second LUS Bro-Science post.
Although none of these topics are in any particular order, you can read the first LUS Bro-Science post here.
But that doesn't mean the whole concept of somatotypes is useless. At the very least you can figure out what you're working with.
You either have a natural inclination to be skinny, put on fat, or something in between.
Personally, my natural inclination is to put on fat. Meanwhile, my friend has a natural inclination to be skinny.
These past several months in the gym we've noticed some very obvious differences between both body types.
- Can eat very dirty without worrying about getting fat
- Naturally aesthetic/lean
- It's easy to cut
- Need to eat dirty & constantly to put on weight (including muscle mass)
- Building strength takes a lot of time
- Have to eat fairly healthy to avoid putting on weight
- Naturally have more general mass
- It's easy to put on weight
- Need to monitor calories to avoid overeating
- Easier to build strength
The pros and cons are plain to see for both body types.
And we assume that those in the middle of the spectrum reap all of the benefits from both inclinations.
Here's how I discovered that overtraining doesn't exist.
A long time ago I decided to get back into weightlifting after a long hiatus.
Until one day I badly injured myself performing squats.
For several months I was unable to perform lower body exercises without feeling incredible discomfort and pain.
But I wasn't about to take a break from weightlifting after just getting back into it.
So for several months I only worked my upper body with the limited equipment I had.
And I did these exercises each and every time:
- Bench Press
- Standing Triceps Extensions
- Overhead Press (sometimes)
I would work out 4 to 6 times a week using the same muscle groups.
The result wasn't burnout or overtraining.
The result was a bigger chest and thicker arms.
What I came to realize was that over-training is just an excuse people use to avoid exercising frequently.
The same way fat people overcomplicate weight loss.
Which I'll get into right now.
How Fat People Are Stupid
To set the record straight: I don't care if you're fat.
If you're okay with it, then I'm okay with it. But if you're not okay with it, then I'm not okay with it.
I'm on your side. And since I'm on your side, I want to help you out.
But most fat people like to come up with stupid bullshit and get in their own way.
For example, I heard someone say this the other day:
"Don't you need to eat like 5 small meals a day to lose weight?"
I've tried this method and it's absolute garbage. It's the worst way to lose weight.
Think about it: You gain weight because you eat too much.
So why would eating more meals a day be a reasonable method for weight loss?
Eating more meals is the exact opposite of what you should be doing.
You're better off losing weight getting in the habit of eating less times a day. Not more.
Eating less meals a day is a far easier method because the less you frequent food, the less likely you'll fuck up.
This point is critical because the person trying to lose weight already lacks the discipline to stop from overeating.
That's why they're in this situation to begin with.
And claiming that eating less isn't nutritious is stupid. Because we know their shit diets lacked proper nutrition to begin with.
That being said, eating less meals is overall healthier than the garbage they would be eating.
So make things easier for yourself and keep it to two meals a day max.
And no, you're not harming yourself when you do this. You are not malnourishing yourself.
Claiming that it's unhealthy to only eat one or two meals a day is fat retard talk. And gross glutton has no right to proclaim knowledge over diet.
They don't know what they're talking about. If they did, they wouldn't be gross gluttons.