Weight frustrations! #tallpeopleproblems

  • Pepsic0la

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    Jan 27, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    I started working out "seriously" August '11. I weighed approx 180. Its now Late Jan and Ive been sitting at a steady 205. Good gains eh?

    Well the reason i began hitting the gym is because i was just damn tired of being the skinny guy. Even after 25+ pounds of weight gain, my coworkers and friends (who are all straight, douches) ((but in the friendly, man-type way)) still keep giving me shit about being skinny, even though i weigh more than each one of them.

    Thing is They're all around 5'8 ish - Im 6'4. My original weight goal was 200, i thought id look great at that weight. Well, now i feel with my height, i won't be anything to 'admire' until about 225! That seems so big!! What should i do?

    Ive been in a continuous 'bulk' mode because truthfully, I'm an ectomorph - the grace of God managed to get me to 205 already. The word cut scares me, but i do want to be ripped. ANY words of advice jockers? Especially from other tall dudes?
  • Pepsic0la

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    Jan 27, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    Noone? ;(
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    Jan 27, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    What kind of whales do you hang out with? Tell your colleagues/friends, they can bite you. You look really, really great.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 27, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Just give them the finger (I mean it) and keep on walking.
    And, keep on doing what you're doing.
    Most guys would kill to have a body like yours !
    Congratulations on your hard work.
  • Pepsic0la

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    Jan 27, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidWhat kind of whales do you hang out with? Tell your colleagues/friends, they can bite you. You look really, really great.


    Haha whales. These guys are in good shape for their size. They just love to bust my balls because they're smaller and more compact.

    That BDD post from earlier drove me to post this - don't think I'll ever be satisfied icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 27, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    It's all about how you think you look than about weight. Personally I do want to be a lean/beefy 300 (at 6'7", mind you) but if I can be huge without hitting the big 300, then it's all good. The goal weight is merely for bragging rights. Does that make sense?
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    Jan 27, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    I used to have a serious case of BDD (though not about muscle mass) a few years ago, I actually had a total nervous breakdown and had to stay in the hospital because of it. So you need to be careful if you really do have it, because it can destroy your life. You look great and big according to your pictures I think, but in your eyes you will probably never look "big" enough. I think it would be better to learn to change your perception of yourself, because most people who look at you do think you look big enough, and the guys who tease you are probably either just joking because they know it bothers you, or jealous because they are short/fat and you are tall and ripped. But if you are enjoying the process of getting big I'd say keep at it. However, if you find it's more obsessive and becoming a problem, I think you should try to chsnge your perception of yourself/ put it into perspective.
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    Jan 27, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    At your height and weight, yes, you are still quite lean. Sexy, but lean. Nothing wrong with the way you look, really. If you want to not be perceived as skinny/thin/slim, you need to weigh closer to 250 or 260. And I say that because I'm using a good friend of mine who is 6'5" as a reference point. I can't even imagine what you looked like at 180. I am 180 and I'm only 5'7".

    Congrats on the 25# weight gain. Keep up what you're doing and you'll shut them up then pounce on them!!
  • Pepsic0la

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    Jan 27, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ saidAt your height and weight, yes, you are still quite lean. Sexy, but lean. Nothing wrong with the way you look, really. If you want to not be perceived as skinny/thin/slim, you need to weigh closer to 250 or 260. And I say that because I'm using a good friend of mine who is 6'5" as a reference point. I can't even imagine what you looked like at 180. I am 180 and I'm only 5'7".

    Congrats on the 25# weight gain. Keep up what you're doing and you'll shut them up then pounce on them!!


    Weird thing is man, i see a lot of guys (who don't workout regularly) around my height around 180. But the thing that gets me is when i see guys my same height, and current weight, but look way more ripped. Genetics is a bitch i guess. i think ill always be lean, as much as i may try. 250 or 260 you say? If i go for that i may as well be a pro don't ya think! lol
  • Pepsic0la

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    Jan 27, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    naivenewbie saidI used to have a serious case of BDD (though not about muscle mass) a few years ago, I actually had a total nervous breakdown and had to stay in the hospital because of it. So you need to be careful if you really do have it, because it can destroy your life. You look great and big according to your pictures I think, but in your eyes you will probably never look "big" enough. I think it would be better to learn to change your perception of yourself, because most people who look at you do think you look big enough, and the guys who tease you are probably either just joking because they know it bothers you, or jealous because they are short/fat and you are tall and ripped. But if you are enjoying the process of getting big I'd say keep at it. However, if you find it's more obsessive and becoming a problem, I think you should try to chsnge your perception of yourself/ put it into perspective.


    Think you're dead on with that one lol

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    Jan 27, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
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    Bullwinklemoos saidIt's all about how you think you look than about weight. Personally I do want to be a lean/beefy 300 (at 6'7", mind you) but if I can be huge without hitting the big 300, then it's all good. The goal weight is merely for bragging rights. Does that make sense?



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    i wonder what karen carpenter's goal weight was? or divine's? icon_wink.gif



    This reminds me of MAD TV's parody of Hilary Duff when she lost all that weight

  • Pepsic0la

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    Jan 27, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    haha - i always thought the late 90's to early 00's MadTV was funnier than SNL
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    Jan 27, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    Pepsic0la said
    EastCoastNAZ saidAt your height and weight, yes, you are still quite lean. Sexy, but lean. Nothing wrong with the way you look, really. If you want to not be perceived as skinny/thin/slim, you need to weigh closer to 250 or 260. And I say that because I'm using a good friend of mine who is 6'5" as a reference point. I can't even imagine what you looked like at 180. I am 180 and I'm only 5'7".

    Congrats on the 25# weight gain. Keep up what you're doing and you'll shut them up then pounce on them!!


    Weird thing is man, i see a lot of guys (who don't workout regularly) around my height around 180. But the thing that gets me is when i see guys my same height, and current weight, but look way more ripped. Genetics is a bitch i guess. i think ill always be lean, as much as i may try. 250 or 260 you say? If i go for that i may as well be a pro don't ya think! lol


    LOL maybe pro is for you!

    Don't sweat what your coworkers are saying or what others are weighing or how they look. Just focus on what your goals are. You've got to remember that you are putting on muscle weight, so unless you're wearing spandex all day, it's going to be hard for people to see the results. 25lbs on a guy your height looks much different than 25 lbs on someone like me. I remember in 2004 when I first started really hitting the gym, I put on like 10 lbs pretty quckly and people were constantly asking me if I started working out, etc. They'll get to that point with you.

    Here might be some tips that can make you look larger: work on your shoulders and traps alot. Once your traps start popping out, and your shoulder start widening, everyone will notice. Also, work on your bootie. Those three elements seem to be most noticeable to people when you start gaining size there. In those areas, it seems like a little bit of progress appears like a ton of progress to people, if you know what I mean. I remember when I was doing double-time on my traps a few months ago, alot of people start remarking on how much sizes I was gaining, even though my weight was not changing.