Originally Posted by aura
I'm no gomad expert, but I think you should still consume plenty of water. I try to get in at least my bodyweight (lbs) in ounces of water. Sometimes I don't make it, but I try.
I'm also 5'9" and I'm 196 pounds. I don't look fat at all. In fact, I'm also trying to gain weight (just a bit more). I'm telling you this so you don't worry about getting fat when you gain weight.
If you work out (or "train" as many here like to say), then you won't have to worry at all about looking/being fat.
Also, don't worry about the weight of your lifts right now. You should be increasing the weight (even if it's by 5 lbs) each time you work out.
Before you know it, you will surpass your previous PRs and be well on your way to considering yourself strong.
Thanks for this. I have no idea how people consume that much liquid. I don't think i could drink GOMAD if i didn't drink anything else. I only weigh 125 but still.