should i be depressed? help..

  • hotelbistud

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    Feb 15, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
    okay i work out hard and took measurements today and not sure what is good or what is not...can anyone help? i am 5.10 167 42.5 chest, 15 5/8 arms, 16 calves and about a 30.5 waist. is there like a standard or a guide somewhere on the web that tells me if i am on the right track? thanks guys
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    Feb 15, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    Sounds like you are in pretty good shape to me. There is a guide called the Body-Mass Index that gives you a range for weight vis-a-vis height and build. Usually though the range is very wide. Mine for instance goes from 129 lbs. - 162 lbs.! My goal is to stay between 150 and 155 lbs., because I have a pretty big frame in some respects (I am 5 foot 8 inches without shoes on).

    The BMI will not give you what your chest size or bicep size should be, that is partially determined by genetics. For instance even if I never worked out my chest would be big, I have a large rib cage.
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    Feb 15, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    thanks for the reply. i guess you are right it all depends on build and frame .. i just feel like i am spinning my wheels..i don't have a realistic outlook on myself. some days im all pumped up and the other days i feel like im nasty! viscious cycle..lol ugggggggg
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    Feb 15, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    hotelbistud saidthanks for the reply. i guess you are right it all depends on build and frame .. i just feel like i am spinning my wheels..i don't have a realistic outlook on myself. some days im all pumped up and the other days i feel like im nasty! viscious cycle..lol ugggggggg


    If you are a perfectionist (I can be to a certain extent) then you can be tough on yourself. I find that working out everyday and watching what I eat (but not being obsessive about it) have helped me tremendously.

    I also have found that I have peaked in my appearance, probably because I am 47 not in my twenties like you! I try not to beat myself up about it but just try and keep myself active and not stop working out because I cannot reach what is likely an unrealistic goal.
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    Feb 15, 2008 6:18 PM GMT

    I want your waist...eight years of working towards a lower number and i'm still at 33.5.icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 15, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    First, GuiltyGear, with your build, you've no right to complain! There, I got that off my chest.

    As to what is good, is dependent on your build/genetics and your goals. Compare your measurements to yourself and not others as proportion can have cause a significant variation in the numbers.

    Look a guys who have the build that you want to achieve. Use those pictures as a guideline to follow. Make sure they are achievable based on your genetic framework. Work to sculpt your body the way you want it and take measurements to monitor your progress. Just don't take them too frequently. Every four weeks is a good (if somewhat arbitrary) benchmark.
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    Feb 15, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    jbedwards saidSounds like you are in pretty good shape to me. There is a guide called the Body-Mass Index that gives you a range for weight vis-a-vis height and build. Usually though the range is very wide. Mine for instance goes from 129 lbs. - 162 lbs.! My goal is to stay between 150 and 155 lbs., because I have a pretty big frame in some respects (I am 5 foot 8 inches without shoes on).

    The BMI will not give you what your chest size or bicep size should be, that is partially determined by genetics. For instance even if I never worked out my chest would be big, I have a large rib cage.



    I HATE that BMI CRAP!! It ALWAYS says I'm at the lowest end of obesity spectrum!! DAMN thing!!!
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    Feb 15, 2008 6:42 PM GMT
    My god, you guys are soooooooo fat. Oink oink.
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    Feb 15, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    Look in the mirror and ask yourself that same question. It's time people concentrated on weight and measure alot less and go with how you look.
  • hotelbistud

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    Feb 15, 2008 7:31 PM GMT
    good advice.. can i get a new mirror? LOL
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    Feb 15, 2008 10:06 PM GMT
    BMI is bunk. I'm a 30 to 32. I'm hardly fat.

    Use the mirror. You'll be fine.

    This is one of those Common Sense 101 things.

    If you wanta' be bigger eat. If you wanna' be smaller don't eat as much. DOH!

    If you want to be slim, then you are right where you need to be. If you want to be muscular, then, you need to get some muscle mass on you. Whatever your wishes.

    Remember: you need to come to like yourself, and the rest will follow. You should never be afraid to show your face. You wouldn't behave so poorly in real space, and you shouldn't here, either.
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    Feb 15, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidYou wouldn't behave so poorly in real space, and you shouldn't here, either.


    Neither should you icon_rolleyes.gif

    Mike
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    Feb 15, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    Nor do I.

    Thanks for reminding me, though. It's always a treat!
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    Feb 15, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
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    Feb 15, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    I want your waist...eight years of working towards a lower number and i'm still at 33.5.icon_twisted.gif


    size and definition of your abs Im not surprised! They are so solid they look like you pinched them of a Greek Statue!
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    Feb 17, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    I agree that it's more mirror than measurements -- but that said, your measurements are great. Keep doing what you're doing, you're awesome!
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    Feb 17, 2008 12:12 PM GMT
    you complaining with THAT bod, is getting ME depressed.

    P.S. Should I be the third cat? I can do cat-karate.
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    Feb 17, 2008 12:17 PM GMT
    From what is see, you should really depressed, see your doctor of meds. Fast. ONLY KIDDING! Get a life, you look great.