define that. I'd rather be 220 and lift 3 times my bodyweight in major lifts than be 280 and lift my bodyweight. If you're talking 150lbs with super strength vs 220-240 with moderate strength, I'd take the latter
At 47 married with 2 kids and a white color job - I don't want to look like a juice head. I'm a shade under 6 feet and I do not allow myself to go over 210. Or to get too cut and veiny. That being said, about 3 weeks ago I finished a cycle with Ten. I stopped early because it was making me too big and cut.
So as I type Im eating mac and cheese and looking foward to chocolate moose track ice cream for dessert. And continuing to titrate down my gear.
All about size/separation/symmetry for me. I use my size everyday just by people looking at me, when do I ever use my (full) strength? Never
I'm one of the stronger guys in the gym, but def not the strongest. But myself and my training partner are the largest/leanest and would have the best chance of winning a show. There are plenty of tool bags that use massive weights that they can barely handle, but look like shit.
i didn't get to choose but i am pleased with my genetic outcome:
i got ok size, but not too strong....
never really been overly strong. not weak but not as strong as i might look. but i couldn't care less. i am less injury prone and look big as guys that can bench 110+ more pounds than me. thing is they will get hurt trying to lift heavy to gain size. i dont get hurt and am just as big if bigger