Hi, Simplefit Community!
Long-time Simplefitter (well, for a year now), first-time poster.
Is Simplefit is a reasonable method to get big? I've read through numerous posts on the forums about how Simplefit provides a good athletic base, and how I should stick with it over a long period of time to see real results. That's all great. I really do love Simplefit, and have seen a striking improvement in my strength over the past year (e.g., could not do one pull-up previously; now can do several). Plus, I feel better and healthier as a result of combining Simplefit with more natural nutrition. "It's a good thing."
But I've now set my sights on a new goal. I do not just want to stay fit; I'd like to get big.
I am slim now—6', roughly 170 lbs., and just a bit lanky. Since high school, this has been my body, even as I have been more or less athletic throughout the years.
I understand that I may have this body because of my composition or metabolism, or due to a host of other factors, which may predispose me to this body. But now, I'd like to change it. I want to be visibly larger and muscular.
Yes; I'm sure I've been brainwashed by the media to think this is desirable, and I should focus on my actual health instead of my looks, as that is what will determine my happiness later on in life. Rest assured, I will. I like being healthy, I love doing Simplefit, and I will continue to focus on health as the core goal. But, being that I am a full-fledged adult now (27 years old and in my first full-time job), I'd like the look the part.
To be sure, I am certainly not worried about looks in terms of what anyone else thinks—I'm a bit odd, as it is, and in terms of finding a mate, I am a one-woman man since two years ago, and will be from here on out. (How's that for some Millennial optimism?) Maybe I'm a little vain. But I see my brother, who played football in high school and still is quite active today, with what is undoubtedly a strong physique. I want that for myself.
I know that I need to eat more—I'm upping my caloric intake by about 1,000 calories a day to 3,000 (though I'm told I may even need to eat more), with an emphasis on at less 1 g protein for each pound of body weight. But can I just stick with Simplefit and expect to get the results I want?
tl;dr: If I up my calories and continue progressing on Simplefit, will I achieve the Adonis body I want, or must I supplement or replace Simplefit with other workouts?
Thanks for any and all feedback. I appreciate your time.