Regardless, given the nature of the debate, where little real proof exists on either side, "trumpeting" what someone like Lyle says is not the worst position to take. His entire livelihood is based on body composition.
Alan Aragon, Casey Butt, Lyle McDonald, and Martin Berkhan is more than a good enough start. I don't remember every single article I've ever read on the subject, obviously. Can you name another qualified expert, besides Rip and the people directly under and around him, that have anecdotes suggesting you CAN gain more than 1lbs of LBM per week?Yeah, and have you actually taken a look at their anecdotes? Give me a list of these people you refer to.
I never said it was. That wasn't the point. You said I only had one or two anecdotes. Corresponding with someone frequently is enough to know how fast they've made gains if the topic comes up in discussion.Sorry, "corresponding" with several dozen over the Internet isn't training. And the rest of this is completely irrelevant.
Even Rip, who seems to be the lone source saying this is possible, is claiming it only happens in underweight novices. Seeing as how the vast majority of people are not underweight novices, this is a reasonable assertion to make. Beyond that, my support is still dozens of anecdotes from my friends and myself in addition the testimony of at least four experts on body composition.And once again, you've provided no support for why one shouldn't expect it.