Feb 18, 2017 When I was younger, I always thought that I got stronger when I gained weight. My weight would increase and so would my numbers... with work performed of course. Now, I wonder if that's the case. Did I get actually get stronger or did the size/weight increase give me better levers allowing me to lift more? Perhaps this could be tested using a tendo unit and seeing how much force I'm able to create at the given weight while moving "x" amount. My point to this... my old Oly coach encouraged us to gain weight (us superheavies) b/c in his own words... it's mass moving mass. Add mass to move more mass (bar weight). So, in fact did we get stronger? What do you think? What is your opinion on the matter? Just thought this would spark some discussion.