Are slim guys considered to be out of shape?

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    Apr 16, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    I'm a slim guy i never work out at all and my body as managed stay this thin all my thus far. At times i do find it hard to lift certain things and run certain distances but everyone has their limits i guess. Compared to most guys on this site i probably am considered out of shape, but outside of this site i know it's not the case. It confuses me really lol
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    Apr 16, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    There's something called "skinny-fat" which means you have a thin build, but no muscle definition or tone...not to mention the inability to be physically active for more amount of time than it takes to open the fridge for ice cream during a movie.

    In that aspect, yes, slim is out of shape.
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    Apr 16, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    that makes sense
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    Apr 16, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    All skinny guys and all slim guys are both totally out of shape guys and totally
    unattractive guys to me.Only big muscle guys are in shape guys to me.Only
    big muscle guys attractive guys to me.
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    Apr 16, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidAll skinny guys and all slim guys are both totally out of shape guys and totally
    unattractive guys to me.Only big muscle guys are in shape guys to me.Only
    big muscle guys attractive guys to me.


    Thats funny considering I'm WAYYY more in shape than you.

    Skinny doesn't mean out of shape. I work out, I have muscles and tight abs.

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    Apr 16, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
    By whom?
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    Apr 16, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    There is skinny in shape and skinny out of shape.
    I am skinny out of shape. Skinny in shape has nice, but subtle muscle definition on the chest and abs. Look down to see!

    Maybe you're skinny average?
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    Apr 16, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
    Exeryone has their limits - and their limits may be set by a lot of different factors, including muscle mass..

    In Shape? - That means a lot of different things - just as there are different types of fitness...

    Here's my take - and by no means the last word ..

    Someone who is exclusively a lifter will not necessarily be "Fit" but can lift weights.

    Someone who is an athlete will have endurance fitness, but won't be able to lift as much as a lifter.. And will be a different "Shape"

    Someone who only does yoga and stretching will have a different type of fitness altotgether.. And may be a different "Shape" to a lifter or endurance athlete..

    If your "Shape" meets the requirements of your lifestyle, and you're healthy - then you're probably "in shape"...

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    Apr 16, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidAll skinny guys and all slim guys are both totally out of shape guys and totally
    unattractive guys to me.Only big muscle guys are in shape guys to me.Only
    big muscle guys attractive guys to me.



    That's... good to know.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 16, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    Absolutely not.... ectomorphs are just thin people... you have thin guys who are in great shape, some not so much. Just because you can't visibly see
    the results you may see in other body types (as in fat... or muscle gain),
    ectomorphs can be in great shape....or not.
  • calibro

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    Apr 16, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    depends... i wouldn't call a marathon runner out of shape, but for most people who are "twinks," i would say yes. remember, shape and health are two different things, and they vary depending on what your goal is. being a marathon runner, you want to be lean, so that's shape appropriate. there are guys who never have to go to the gym and look amazing, but they're not very healthy.
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    Apr 16, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidAll skinny guys and all slim guys are both totally out of shape guys and totally
    unattractive guys to me.Only big muscle guys are in shape guys to me.Only
    big muscle guys attractive guys to me.


    Umm.

    Whether or not you're considered to be skinny or unfit doesn't really matter, does it? It depends on what you wish out of life, like sc69 says. If you'd rather be able to be more physically active in the world, then work towards it, in whatever way suits you.
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    Apr 16, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    If you take great care of your body through exercise, diet and rest, then you are more in shape than the person who doesn't. What you look like is not what determines being in shape. Looks are deceiving.
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    Apr 16, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Well as long as you don't have diabetes and you have a full set of teeth then you are considered in shape in my own opinion.
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    Apr 16, 2012 1:53 PM GMT
    JoeC90 said
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidAll skinny guys and all slim guys are both totally out of shape guys and totally
    unattractive guys to me.Only big muscle guys are in shape guys to me.Only
    big muscle guys attractive guys to me.



    That's... good to know.


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    Apr 16, 2012 1:53 PM GMT
    Take it from someone who was a string bean for quite a few years - you can be
    skinny and be considered out of shape.

    Get in the gym already!
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    Apr 16, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    "I never workout at all"

    That is the key phrase lol. Unless you have a very physical job, delivery guy with heavy boxes, bike messenger etc., then its unlikely you're going to be "in shape"

    In shape is also a suspect word, because to some people in shape means they can walk up 2 flights of stairs instead of 1.

    Yes, jock-gymy places will make you feel out of shape. That's kind of the point and the reason people go. But, when you look at the general population its far more accepted to be thin/skinny than fat. And that is not really strongly considered in terms of athletic ability. The huge majority of people are not athletic at all, so I don't think most people seriously consider it as something they look for (unless you are also athletic).

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    Apr 16, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    I've never heard of it that way.
  • CalmSpirit

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    Apr 16, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    You can be slim and be out of shape. Similarly, you can be muscular and be out of shape too. I've seen them both. I think it comes down to an individuals level of physical activity and eating habits.
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    Apr 16, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    Eh.....maybe depends on lifestyle. I used to be skinny and ate junk all day, smoked, ect.
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    Apr 16, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    sc69 saidIf your "Shape" meets the requirements of your lifestyle, and you're healthy - then you're probably "in shape"...


    +1 I like this


    I read long ago that BMI and body fat testers can be inaccurate for skinny people because the un-fit ones have "hidden fat" within their muscles! At least we hide it well.
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    Apr 16, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAbsolutely not.... ectomorphs are just thin people... you have thin guys who are in great shape, some not so much. Just because you can't visibly see
    the results you may see in other body types (as in fat... or muscle gain),
    ectomorphs can be in great shape....or not.


    BINGO!

    Ectomorphs can take care of themselves by staying fit. Ectomorphs may choose not to stay fit. We usually stay thin either way.

    Calibro mentioned the "twink" look. I've seen some bony ass guys. I'm thin, but these guys had protruding shoulder blades and hipbones. No meat on 'em. There's something wrong there. Manorexia?
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    Apr 16, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    Who cares? They're hot.
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    Apr 16, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    sc69 saidIf your "Shape" meets the requirements of your lifestyle, and you're healthy - then you're probably "in shape"...


    +1 I like this


    I read long ago that BMI and body fat testers can be inaccurate for skinny people because the un-fit ones have "hidden fat" within their muscles! At least we hide it well.


    Actually no to the first quote. If your lifestyle requirements involve waking up, waking to car, driving to work, taking elevator to your floor, desk sitting, elevator back to ground floor, car to home, and sitting while watching TV for hours until bed time, then just because your body meets these requirements does not mean you are in shape. You would have a poor metabolic profile, if not now, eventually.

    Yes, skinny people can have marbled fat muscles. It is the same thing as with raising veal cattle. They avoid letting the cattle do physical exercise because it makes their meat less supple and marbled, reducing flavor, at the cost of the health of those who eat the meat and slaughtered baby cattle itself.

    Muscular people can have marbled fat muscles too. It is called the 'not lean' look.

    Actually, in terms of overall mortality and health, overweight but physically active are protected from health morbidity, whereas underweight but sedentary is considered dangerous.

    For men, you should weigh plus or minus 10% of the answer to the following equation:
    106 lbs for 5 ft and +6lbs for every inch over five feet. So, a 5'10" male should weigh 166 plus or minus 16.6lbs according to the equations we learn in dietetics.

    >110% over but <120% over is considered 'overweight,' and >120% over is considered obese. <90% of standard weight is considered underweight and dangerous, and diet and exercise education would be tailored to this person to gain muscle and weight in general.

    Of course, the equations do not do as well with muscular people (I don't think there is much research on how much muscle is too much muscle in terms of being metabolically healthy--correct me if wrong). They also don't do as well with non white people (obviously they were created when most research was done on white people), they don't do as well with pregnant people, and they don't do as well with dwarfism, amputation, and paraplegia/quadriplegia.
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    Apr 16, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    bluey2223 said
    SkinnyBitch said
    sc69 saidIf your "Shape" meets the requirements of your lifestyle, and you're healthy - then you're probably "in shape"...


    They also don't do as well with non white people (obviously they were created when most research was done on white people), they don't do as well with pregnant people, and they don't do as well with dwarfism, amputation, and paraplegia/quadriplegia.




    I love this~ lol! Race I think is an important factor when talking about people being overweight. Had a friend who was trying to play "nutrition expert" with me when he saw me eat a meal and a crepe afterwards. I ended up telling him "Umm... Those charts you're looking at are probably for skinny white people."
    Sidenote: If you let other's define success for you, you're most likely going to fail... Same goes for fitness...