Might as well put my 2 cents in this in well. Me personally, I'm 6 foot 3, 245 pounds. My problem, with my body, is that my legs are extremely long, and I have a short torso. Squats and leg presses are almost eliminated from my workout because my legs are so long. I supplement that with lots of bike riding.
When you mentioned diet, the only thing that comes to my mind is eat like a horse. 1500 calories? I eat that in 1 meal. Beef, chicken, sausage, and any other port product, I devour really really fast. I eat lots of vegetables and fruit as well.
When it comes to lifting, I'm lifting big weight. What dips, I'm dipping with a 100 pound dumbbell underneath me. Bench press, I use an extremely wide grip because of my long arms. I will start at 135 pounds, then I will progress to about 315 pounds. Not that many repetitions in between sets. More like 12, 8, 6, 4, 2. I've noticed that long arms come a toll.
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