Originally Posted by bah007
A question was asked about whether or not Maybin could add more weight to his frame. I don't believe that he can.
The guy is ripped. He's at a very low bodyfat percentage. Is he going to be able to add 20 pounds of pure muscle to his frame? No but you don't want him to.
He doesn't have to gain muscle to gain weight that's going to make him more effective. The problem with Maybin is that he's probably in single-digit bf%. That's not the healthiest place to be* and that's not the strongest place to be although it's probably the fastest weight for him. If you look at bodybuilders, bodybuilders get ripped and send their bf% down to the low single digits but when they're at their most ripped and competing (and look the most impressive), they're not at their strongest. In their offseason, they allow their bodyfat percentages to go up to 12-15% and that's when they get their strongest and build the muscle mass that they show later. They don't/can't stay ripped year-round.
Considering how ripped he is, Maybin could probably add a good 20 pounds (mostly fat) to his frame and still end up in the lower double digit bodyfat percentage. He'd probably be a lot stronger and feel better although he might get slightly slower. (He might NOT get slower.)
* When you're in the single digit bf%'s, your hormones can get screwy. You can also find yourself more prone to injury.