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Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 10:24:51 am

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#1 Re: Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 11:08:26 am
TL, DR: Incredibly strong, athletic (and tall, young, and seemingly uninjured) climber finds he's lacking a bit in nutrition, increases his food intake a bit (if that burger and potatoes was a staple of his diet I will eat my entire collection of beanies) along with supportive supplements, trains very hard and methodically on a slightly bigger diet, and.....hold the fucking press.....increases his overall power(a lot)-to-weigh(a bit) ratio. I'd be interested to see whether there was any change in body fat percentage as I suspect almost all of that 10% bulking up was climbing-relevant muscles.

I suppose as a counter-video to anorexia athletica it might provide some inspiration  :shrug:

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#2 Re: Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 11:11:51 am
Yeah this is the kind of thing that seems obvious when you've been in the game for a while and yet most dialogue between climbers is about weight loss to increase power-weight ratio. Good content IMO.

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#3 Re: Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 11:19:32 am
TL, DR: Incredibly strong, athletic (and tall, young, and seemingly uninjured) climber finds he's lacking a bit in nutrition, increases his food intake a bit (if that burger and potatoes was a staple of his diet I will eat my entire collection of beanies) along with supportive supplements, trains very hard and methodically on a slightly bigger diet, and.....hold the fucking press.....increases his overall power(a lot)-to-weigh(a bit) ratio. I'd be interested to see whether there was any change in body fat percentage as I suspect almost all of that 10% bulking up was climbing-relevant muscles.

I suppose as a counter-video to anorexia athletica it might provide some inspiration  :shrug:

I think the point is that it's not a rare situation what you are describing. There are a lot of climbers who this could be beneficial for, but of course not everyone.

"I suspect almost all of that 10% bulking up was climbing-relevant muscles." - On the basis that he gained more than 5kg in around a month or 2, being already highly trained, i'd go the other way and say that less than 20% of the weight gained would have been muscle . Most likely predominantly glycogen and water retention, which is indeed still useful for strength and power.




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#4 Re: Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 03:05:56 pm
Is there a version showing the journey of climber with no kids and flexible work around climbing to becoming ‘bulked’ up parent of 2+ kids with fulltime employment?  :popcorn: :beer2:

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#5 Re: Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 03:09:08 pm
Is there a version showing the journey of climber with no kids and flexible work around climbing to becoming ‘bulked’ up parent of 2+ kids with fulltime employment?  :popcorn: :beer2:

This is the content we need!

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#6 Re: Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 03:59:52 pm
Is there a version showing the journey of climber with no kids and flexible work around climbing to becoming ‘bulked’ up parent of 2+ kids with fulltime employment?  :popcorn: :beer2:

Just a few inspiring dads off the top of my head:

https://youtube.com/@davidmason85?si=0xE0oe4gOUFVpmzn

https://youtube.com/@DanTurnerbouldering?si=AGxqW2BqfPL46EJS

https://youtube.com/@liamhutch89?si=pHlmoyImKpExKtRL

https://instagram.com/tgp82?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==

https://youtube.com/@jackpalmieri?si=BBtLH0w9np-Do2KO


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#8 Re: Is it time to bulk up?
August 30, 2023, 06:16:00 pm
Criteria was 2+ kids.   :lol:
But those guys are inspiring

 

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