Ask anyone who is serious about bodybuilding what the most difficult part of weight training is and I guaran-damn-tee you the person won't say exercise.
The answer will always be diet. Period. End of story.
As of today, I have officially doubled my caloric intake since starting The Thor Challenge.
This is a HUGE load off my mind. I was unsure whether I'd be able to build up my appetite enough to put on the additional 45 pounds in order to proportionally match Mr. Hemsworth by October. I'm right on track and, despite my hyperactive metabolism, should make my weight goal without a problem.
It wouldn't be so bad if, once you gain mass, it stayed put. Unfortunately, after you build it, you have to maintain it. Some pros, like four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, get up in the middle of the night, eat a full meal, and go back to bed in hopes of keeping the weight on. Still, Jay loses nine pounds while sleeping. Don't believe me? Hear it from the champ himself: Skip to 1:00 on the following video.
So the next time you see someone with a physique, be sure to give him (or her) a sympathetic look of understanding or, if you are feeling daring, ask whether the person wants to grab a quick bite, but be sure to have a ready escape plan.