Thread: Eat To Be A Freak
08-14-2004, 02:35 PM #1
Eat To Be A Freak
I FOUND THIS TO BE AN INTERESTING READ,WHAT ARE SOME THOUGHTS ON IT??
You Wanna Be Freaky? Then You Gotta Eat Freaky!
We have now entered what many deem as the most difficult aspect of this sport.
I've said this before, and I will say it again, you cannot get a highly competitive physique and maintain your abs all year long! It doesnít work that way. And unfortunately, the majority of todayís magazines make this out to be the case.
The quickest way to gain mass is to eat, like you have never eaten before, and ask questions latter! If you have ever been to Venice Beach, you will understand exactly what I am talking about. Bodybuilders are absolute tanks in the off season!
Iím not sure how many of you are familiar with Ian Harrison, but he is actually one of the founders of the massive physiques you see on stage today. He is one of the first athletes to bulk up to over 320 pounds on a consistent basis, and as far as pure size is concerned, he was right up there with Yates, Rhul, and Nasser. Ian has stated that he literally doesnít care what he looks like in the off season, as long as heís gaining size. In fact he has been quoted with eating three liters of ice cream a day while bulking. Literally, as long as he doesnít throw it up, he will eat it!
And even then he may force feed it. During a seminar he told a very inspiring story. He ate 30 desiccated liver tablets, felt sick and threw them up. They went flying across the room. What did he do? Casually rinsed them off, and re-downed them, because he knew that was what it would take for him to get the physique he wanted. Ian has a difficult time gaining weight, so he did what it took to gain it!
ď If you want to be one of the big boys, you can't just say eat when you are hungry. Or I'll just eat this, or I'm full, I can't eat that. You've got to just eat it. You're not eating cause you like it, you're eating to grow! If you have to force feed yourself, then do it! When I stopped competing it took me months to regain my appetite. I mean since I was 15 I force fed myself constantly, and you get to hate the idea of eating. But thatís what it tookď
Quote - Ian Harrison
Itís a fact that bodybuilders do not stay within 5-10 pounds of their contest shape, not if they are one of the monsters up there. Ian has an extremely insane regimen, in which he eats anything he can get his hands on all day, and essentially just makes sure that he gets 50 grams of protein in him every two hours to keep his amino acid intake up.
Lee Priest is the same way, in one interview he stated that he had lost, something like 300 pounds over the last three years! Thatís insane! But do you think he could have developed a physique that freaky by staying lean all year long? Absolutely not! If you have ever seen his videos, you know that Lee feasts on Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mc Donalds, and other tasty food sources in the off season. One of my favorite quotes from him during a contest was this:
Just three more days, and no more chicken and rice. Actually I will eat chicken, but it will be Kentucky, and I will have rice, but itíll be fried. ď
Leeís got a good sense of humor. Another story that comes to mind is Mike Mattarazzos off season shakes! Here is a quote from the man with the freakiest arms of all time!
If I couldn't finish a meal during the day, I would put a cup and a half of apple juice in the blender -- and this is the honest-to-God truth -- and throw steaks, fish, whatever I couldn't chew, into the blender. Then I would hold my nose and suck it down. That's a fact. Many times I puked that stuff back up, but it did the jobÖ.If you have been working hard in the gym, but you're not making the gains you want, there's one very simple reason: You're not eating enough.
As you have also noticed and heard, many bodybuilders eat junk food in the off season, because it is impossible to stay clean and get the amount of calories needed for these mammoths to gain size! Some of the most hardcore athletes in the world will actually bring their fast food meals with them to the gym so that they continue to stay in a state of anabolism! Thatís no joke, its what they do to obtain freaky big size( you canít pick that up in a text book)!
Junk food is so calorie dense, that if you maintain a high protein intake you can gain quite a bit of muscle mass off the stuff. Take the Austrian Oak for example. When he went in the military, all they had was junk food. However, he had to eat, or he couldnít continue to grow. He rolled up his sleeves and ate as much of these foods as possible, and ended up putting on about 40 pounds! More than he had ever gained!
Am I telling you to go out and start eating junk food? No and no wise although you may advance to a point in which it is necessary). What I am telling you, is that you are going to have to eat like you want to be freaky, or you will never be freaky! If you canít finish your meal, tuff! Rest pause for 5 minutes and force it down. There is no excuse for not gaining mass, you just need to do what it takes to gain it!
08-14-2004, 03:08 PM #2Member
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Its true, the more calories you take in the bigger you get. But the average person does not have the fat shedding capabilties of lee priest, and most people will become insanley fat doing his type of bulk.
08-14-2004, 03:58 PM #3AR Hall of Fame
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The general message we are supposed to take away from this article is, "if your training/gains/bodybuilding endeavors are not progressing, you are stalled, tired, burned out, not gaining, etc., examining your diet may be what is needed."
It's just glorified w/the stars and the mention of fast food. Only you know as a person what you can get away with and what you can't. Many will also take this advice, and eat nothing BUT purely fast food. They won't get the best results they could, but they would grow of course. Just won't be the ideal body composition later on down the road, and that ripped/granite/statue look @ the end will be that much harder to attain.
08-14-2004, 04:32 PM #4Junior Member
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Yeah i'm w/ SC i'm currently "bulking" i TRY to eat as clean as possible and if i'm having an off day and need some extra calories i might go get 3 or four double cheeseburgers from mcdonalds...but i definately wouldn't make it a part of my daily diet, moderation is key...
08-14-2004, 06:22 PM #5
i'll 3rd that one. like swole said this is glorified with these stars, but few people need the calories these pros do due to their sheer muscle mass! how many people have the body of lee priest or ronnie coleman? they NEED to eat ungodly amounts of food just to maintain the huge amounts of muscle they have, let alone gain weight. what ronnie would consider a bulking diet would make me look like the stay puft marshmallow man!
08-14-2004, 06:48 PM #6
im currently on my first cycle and started it just after losing 25 pounds on rambos cutting diet. i was at about 22% body fat at 205 pounds. im now at 202 pounds at 14% body fat. neways the strory is i noticed once the test kicked i can eat absolutly nething i want and im not going up in body fat percentage. ill eat some fast food but mostly lots of milkl chiken beef abd lots of pasta. ill guess ill see how thing go once im of the test
08-14-2004, 07:03 PM #7
yeah,i dont buy the idea of chowing down on a gallon of ice cream or hitting the drive though every day,i havent eaten fast food in almost 2yrs...beside a pizza every now and then,,i do believe these guys are genetically gifted just like the guy who can sit in the bar all day everyday and weigh 120# without a beer belly,,,it's all genetics..you need to work with what you have
08-14-2004, 07:12 PM #8
It's how i eat. Mind you i diet down to 8% once per year and try and maintain it, but its not for me. Ideally i like being 12%. I'm at 14 now and am about to drop down to 10 for a bit then work my way back up.
08-15-2004, 06:59 AM #9
we can also keep in mind that those guys average around 3 grams or so of test per week.....if i had that much test running through my body i could eat whatever i wanted as well. common sense really.
08-15-2004, 07:55 AM #10AR Hall of Fame
Originally Posted by bigsd67
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