Hello all, in the past year or so I’ve been training hard in BJJ. I wasn’t much of a fatty when I started, maybe 16% - 18% body fat at 190 pounds and 5’ 9". I was strong and thick but also a little chunky for sure.
Anyway, due to the jiu jitsu I dropped 30 pounds of muscle and fat in the last year and shredded up pretty good. I can see my abs for the first time in my life at 40 years old. Drilling and sparring is an incredible workout and tests cardio, strength, coordination, flexibility, mental fortititude and a bunch of other things I’m sure.
At any rate, I miss the muscle I used to have and would like to be able to bulk back up a bit because I still get tossed around a little by the bigger dudes. I eat quite a bit now to maintain what little muscle I have but need something to provide a little bulk. Would Plazma do the job? I would give anything to get back around 175 pounds and lean.
I train BJJ 3-4 times a week for about two hours each time. I fit in a kettlebell workout once a week, a weight session once a week and do one hour of yoga on Sundays. I’m a bartender, so my job is pretty active. I also have a dog that I walk twice a day for about 2-4 miles. I’ve got an insane output, I know. I’m wondering if there is any hope for weight gain? Should I just be happy to be lean and healthy?
As a historical aside, I’m a classic ectomorph. Before I started lifting weights twelve years ago I was a sopping wet 130 pounds. I used to eat whatever I could get my hands on in order to gain weight. Now I eat super healthy.
Any advice is much appreciated.