What its like to Balloon Up in Size

In Bodyweight Mastery, Strongman Mastery by admin1 Comment

If you’ve never put on a lot of mass in a short amount of time, it’s a pretty interesting process.

Just a couple of weeks ago, for the first time EVER in my life, I felt the inside of my thighs rub together.

At first this happened during and after some leg workouts when my legs were pumped up.

But now as I’m walking on my treadmill desk, writing this message to you, I can still feel it, not having yet worked out today.

I mentioned this to a couple of people and got interesting feedback.

Lots of people, who are naturally bigger, laugh because this is something they have always felt.

For others, people like me previously, they’ve heard of this phenomenon but never experienced it.

That one I wasn’t expecting. Something I did suspect was feeling all my clothes get tighter.

I’ve never been one to like tight clothes before. I like relaxed and loose.

But once you start to put on some real size, I’m not going to lie, it can feel good to see your t-shirts and pants shrinking (at least when that’s what you’re aiming for).

Despite my telling her not to, my fiancee bought me a few new pairs of pants. I had said, “I’m growing there’s no point in doing it now.”

She didn’t listen. None of them fit right and they all had to go back.

Then there’s the comments.

“Whoa, you’re pretty big now.”

I certainly hadn’t grown so monstrous that it was readily apparent to everyone. But a few people who knew what I was doing commented how much bigger I was then I’d ever been.

And here’s the guy that’s responsible for my being able to do this.

Many years back I tried to get up to 200 lbs.

I tried…and I failed.

I tried again…and I failed.

And again…and nothing.

By that point I had hopelessly cast myself as a hard gainer, and focused 100% on strength.

Screw size, I can get strong without it. (And this is still true, but not the whole truth.)

Then my friend Paul, told me about his mass transformation and how he did it.

There were a couple crucial differences in what he did than what I had ever heard before.

The most notable for me was the use of fasting for gaining size. Its counter-intuitive at first but then it makes perfect sense. Just like a “cheat meal or day” is the trigger for greater fat loss, a fast can be the trigger for greater muscle gains.

Both work as hormonal resets, just in different ways.

I thought, why not, let’s give it a try once again.

Here’s the system I largely followed.

And so I did. And I successfully worked my way up to 200 lbs.

Back in 2013 when I first reached 200 lbs.

Back in 2013 when I first reached 200 lbs.

Goal achieved.

I then went on my way.

Recently I dropped down to 175 for the strongman competition I competed in.

And for fun I decided to mas gain again after this (with a couple tweaks).

You know what? It was even easier this time.

From starting out at 180 I got up to 204, as a high point, in about 3 weeks. Pictures on this to come later.

Then the shoulder injury set me back, but that’s okay. (In case you’re wondering, yes, it is improving.)

So I suggest you check out Paul’s courses here if you’re looking for something different.

After all, if you play in the physical culture game at all, knowing how to quickly gain mass and having experienced it once in your life, even if its not your main thing, is worth doing.

The full details can be seen here.

The discount on this is only available for a short time longer.


  1. haha, sometimes ur attempt at humor is xtremely successful 😉

    glad ur shoulder is getting better!!

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