Originally Posted by kitarpyar
He was 191 lbs in 2004. 196 lbs in 2010. 5 lbs increase in 6 years. That should throw some light on how hard it is to maintain muscle mass while dieting down to contest condition.
More like he is EXTREMELY close to his natural potential, especially in the lifts department. He would be lucky to get to 199-200 on stage in the same condition within the same length of an offseason like that, although I don't think he plans on that prolonged of an offseason this go around. Those 5 lbs were just straight up LBM, and most of the mass went to his quads/hams as they were lacking in comparison. Not really an issue of maintaing his muscle mass as it is he just is close to 100%, probably in the 95%+ range. He doesn't really put up measurements too often but I remember Casey posting it in a thread on his forum (weightrainer) and it came out to something like that.