Plateaus or “he´s a 10”

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    Aug 25, 2010 12:05 PM GMT
    So, many of us will have been training for a while, had good gains, maybe a set back or two (in my case I got very ill and lost about 15kg) and then we settle out at a level in our fitness/looks. Then we think that if we really pulled ourselves together we could move up a notch, so we knuckle down and work hard in the gym and the kitchen. Yes I´m talking about the terrible scores…

    I´m going to go there. If you have a nervous breakdown as a result then you were going to need the shrink sooner or later, so be thankful. All comments are variable according to age and body type.

    1- extremely bad shape: morbid obesity, bad anorexia. Looking at this body is painful.
    2 - total lack of weight/height proportion, bad posture. A very ugly body
    3- over or underweight in a very noticeable way. Bad posture. An ugly body
    4 - below average, too thin or fat, but not excessively. They probably have a great personality or nice eyes.
    5- average. Looks untrained, but not significantly out of shape. Soft and undefined/thin and boney. There is a lot of potential for improvement, both functionally and in terms of balance.
    6- above average but with significant room for improvement in most areas. This person at least looks like they are trying.
    7- distinctly above average body, though with areas where a lot of improvement is still possible. Pleasing to look at in certain lights, from certain angles or on certain days.
    8- a good body with some weak areas. He looks good all the time
    9 - a very good body with a few weak points. He looks really good all the time
    10 - perfection for the body type and potential. Dayum. I said DAYUM icon_twisted.gif
    11- Charlitos.


    I´m at that point now. I found the trainer, am prepared for the work and pain and want to make the change…

    Anyone else at the same point?

    CLARIFICATION

    What I´m talking about here is a *fairly* objective assessment of someone´s physical state which is NOT tied to how attractive they are perceived to be. Many of us have different physical preferences to what the magazines say we should like and physical attractiveness is a small part of sex appeal. This is rather a scale of our fulfilment of our genetic potential at our age and can´t be assessed just from pictures. Everyone´s 10 looks different and aesthetics are only a side effect of having a balanced body.

    The point of this thread is not for you to grade yourself and then sulk about it, but to reflect on what level you are plateaued at and what standards you use for judging your body. I´ve been stuck at the same level for over a year and am working hard to change.
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    You seem obsessed on your body image.
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    I contemplated that, but I´m just being honest about what many repress or are totally unrealistic about. Also I work with the body all the time and we have to make realistic assessments of where people are before we can help them. Make you uncomfortable?
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    11-Charlitos ....or theres no wedding
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    I don't think I understand.
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    simple version: we get stuck at levels in our training and have to make an effort to move up a gear. Anyone else about to shift gear?

    I suspected that the rating thing would get some people´s craw, but hey. You are not a better person because you are almost flawless physically. You have to be pretty obsessive to get to a 9 or 10 (unless you are Charlitos and therefore naturally perfect). It´s not about how attractive you are either... sexiness is about far more than how much of your physical potential you have reached
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    I would say I'm a 6/7 and wanting to get to a 9 (can't be bothered trying for a 10) but that's still quite a jump! I'm expecting it to take another 3-4 years before I'm happy with my body.
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    Aug 25, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
    NickFit saidI would say I'm a 6/7 and wanting to get to a 9 (can't be bothered trying for a 10) but that's still quite a jump! I'm expecting it to take another 3-4 years before I'm happy with my body.


    haha this kinda proves the point: I think NickFit is HOT. Anyway the point is not so much that we all grade ourselves, but that if there are people who are about to make an effort to shift we can maybe cheer each other on.
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    Aug 25, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    I would say 7-8 and still working on it, trying not to become a chucky. But of course to my lostboy's eyes an independent category is required.
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    Aug 25, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    10.5...in comparison to how I used to look. In reality, a 7.
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    Aug 26, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    I started off as a 6 in college and have gradually moved to a 9 I think..or at least in my mind

    pretty satisified with my results as I have hit 40 and trying to keep myself at my most physically best as I get older as I know things are going to start to sag and my energy levels will drop off somewhat.
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    Went from a 3 (105 pounds since high school) to a maybe 5.5 (gained 18 pounds since I started training with my PT and really eating a lot of protein) in just 3 months. I hope to get to a 7.5.
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    charlitos saidI would say 7-8 and still working on it, trying not to become a chucky. But of course to my lostboy's eyes an independent category is required.


    If you're a 7 then I'm maybe a 4. I prefer to think you're a 10 - I think a lot of guys will agree. That let's me be a 6 on a good day and a 5 on a bad day.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    7.5 somedays... trying to get to 11, my genetics work against me icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    I'm gonna say...I'm a 4.
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidI'm gonna say...I'm a 4.



    lol...you are joking right...I think you are but cant tell...you are a solid 7.5
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    HUMMMMMMMM.... ERRRRRR... I'M CONFIDENT ON NUMBAH FOUR ;3
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
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    collegekid2004 saidI'm gonna say...I'm a 4.



    lol...you are joking right...I think you are but cant tell...you are a solid 7.5


    I was joking, mainly going for the "nice eyes" part of that statement. I'd probably give myself a 6 or 7. Somewhere in that range. I've got a good foundation, but there much room for improvement.
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidSo, many of us will have been training for a while, had good gains, maybe a set back or two (in my case I got very ill and lost about 15kg) and then we settle out at a level in our fitness/looks. Then we think that if we really pulled ourselves together we could move up a notch, so we knuckle down and work hard in the gym and the kitchen. Yes I´m talking about the terrible scores…

    I´m going to go there. If you have a nervous breakdown as a result then you were going to need the shrink sooner or later, so be thankful. All comments are variable according to age and body type.

    1- extremely bad shape: morbid obesity, bad anorexia. Looking at this body is painful.
    2 - total lack of weight/height proportion, bad posture. A very ugly body
    3- over or underweight in a very noticeable way. Bad posture An ugly body
    4 - below average, too thin or fat, but not excessively. They probably have a great personality or nice eyes.
    5- average. Looks untrained, but not significantly out of shape. Soft and undefined/thin and boney
    6- above average but with significant room for improvement. This person at least looks like they are trying.
    7- distinctly above average body, though with areas where a lot of improvement is still possible. Pleasing to look at in certain lights, from certain angles or on certain days.
    8- a good body with some weak areas. He looks good all the time
    9 - a very good body with a few weak points. He looks really good all the time
    10 - perfection for the body type and potential. Dayum. I said DAYUM icon_twisted.gif
    11- Charlitos.


    I´m at that point now. I found the trainer, am prepared for the work and pain and want to make the change…

    Anyone else at the same point?


    8.

    can't get higher without a job and a PT.
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
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    Lostboy saidSo, many of us will have been training for a while, had good gains, maybe a set back or two (in my case I got very ill and lost about 15kg) and then we settle out at a level in our fitness/looks. Then we think that if we really pulled ourselves together we could move up a notch, so we knuckle down and work hard in the gym and the kitchen. Yes I´m talking about the terrible scores…

    I´m going to go there. If you have a nervous breakdown as a result then you were going to need the shrink sooner or later, so be thankful. All comments are variable according to age and body type.

    1- extremely bad shape: morbid obesity, bad anorexia. Looking at this body is painful.
    2 - total lack of weight/height proportion, bad posture. A very ugly body
    3- over or underweight in a very noticeable way. Bad posture An ugly body
    4 - below average, too thin or fat, but not excessively. They probably have a great personality or nice eyes.
    5- average. Looks untrained, but not significantly out of shape. Soft and undefined/thin and boney
    6- above average but with significant room for improvement. This person at least looks like they are trying.
    7- distinctly above average body, though with areas where a lot of improvement is still possible. Pleasing to look at in certain lights, from certain angles or on certain days.
    8- a good body with some weak areas. He looks good all the time
    9 - a very good body with a few weak points. He looks really good all the time
    10 - perfection for the body type and potential. Dayum. I said DAYUM icon_twisted.gif
    11- Charlitos.


    I´m at that point now. I found the trainer, am prepared for the work and pain and want to make the change…

    Anyone else at the same point?


    8.

    can't get higher without a job and a PT.


    You must be blind then. You're definitely more of a 9.5!
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    I'm going to say a 6. Defintiely want to improve.

    I look at the guys on this site and at my gym and say to myself, "geez I have a LONG way to go".
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    NickFit saidI would say I'm a 6/7 and wanting to get to a 9 (can't be bothered trying for a 10) but that's still quite a jump! I'm expecting it to take another 3-4 years before I'm happy with my body.


    YOu a 6/7??? Nonsense, I would have said a 9 for you LOOONG ago
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    WolfRain saidI'm going to say a 6. Defintiely want to improve.

    I look at the guys on this site and at my gym and say to myself, "geez I have a LONG way to go".


    Ahem, I would have given yuo a 10 no q's asked
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 said
    redheadedryan said
    Lostboy said


    8.

    can't get higher without a job and a PT.


    You must be blind then. You're definitely more of a 9.5!


    Redhead, listen to this guy, i dont see anything on you that could possibly be perfected
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    Aug 26, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    yeah....i'm a 6.5...don't really have time or resources to make much improvement these days, but always striving for 8!