Isn't Ian McCarthy skinny and weak? Why does anyone care what he says about being muscular, big and/or strong?
If at some point in ones life(past or present) one has not ever been either cut, ripped, shredded, big, muscular, strong, huge, yoked, swole, buff, powerful or any other word you want to use for a successful weightlifter, they are not qualified to be telling others who have been or are either cut, ripped, shredded, big, muscular, strong, huge, yoked, swole, buff, or powerful that they are wrong and should probably just be ignored.
"The fastest way to get strong muscles is also the fastest way to make them bigger. We know what works best to make them strong in the shortest time possible. If you want to get big, do the thing that makes them strong." - Marc Rippetoe
Zdravko Veselin Gaeta
I am not a powerlifter nor am I a bodybuilder. I just want to be big and strong.