Since that thread was posted I was curious to ask the question Up to what point extra muscle is an health positive ? But as many threads nowadays in this forum, i just forgot about it. Yet since late August I've been back lifting after a 14 years hiatus. I'd been lifting on and off in my twenties and followed a proper Powerlifting routine (Westside inspired ) in 2002 and possibly early 2003 before stopping completely for mostly professional reasons @83kgs, although i'd been around 90kgs on bodybuilding routines. After taking a few kgs of fat and losing some muscles, a few years later, I started to have issues with slipped disks and a doctor back home claimed that if I ever tried to squatt or pull 200kg again, or another significant weight, i'd go straight to the surgery table. Which encouraged me picking up other sports once I again had plenty of time to practice. Problem is I suffered a whole bunch of injuries in tennis, golf and even swimming, and can't really run these days, or do side movement with my knee, so went lifting again. After about 6 weeks of full body workout lowering progressively the number of reps, I moved to a Beyond 5/3/1 routine with a powerlifting perspective, mostly low reps joker sets, and reps on the lower range on accessory exercises, but still saw my weight jump from 85 to 94 kgs in that time . I only supplement with 1 dose of proteins a day and 5 g creatin and don't look fatter, I don't how much water is responsible for the added weight. So now, while what I'm most keen to is increasing 1 rep max, which doesn't work nearly as fast as putting on weight, I don't mind bulking up, quite the contrary actually. But for the last couple of weeks i developed what appears to be sleep apnoea, which seems to hit hard heavier folks, including muscular men involved in sports, and is nothing to joke about. https://www.bodybuilding.com/conten...obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-bodybuilding.html To finish with the personal story, I'm now considering, besides getting a breathing mask to sleep, whether eat less and switch to a higher intensity program , which is fine in the sense I don't like much sets over 3 reps, but when bulking up so easily it feels a shame not to take profit of it. I was also considering HGH before the sleep apnea showed (or flared) up, and still might go for it, as it doesn't necessarily add weight overall to someone and seems to help men in their mid 40s and above deal with injuries, sleep, and getting a better mood overall. But the basic question is, while having muscles might be necessary to be healthy, how much muscle becomes unhealthy ?