davmargb... o.O

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    May 21, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    WTF?? I'm definitely not doing something right (and it's inadequate caloric intake along with too little sleep). This guy is definitely doing something right.

    It seems that men are able, at younger and younger ages, to achieve better and better results. Is this a function of improved knowledge concerning technique and diet as fitness evolves? Better technology as suppliments evolve? Wider access to info on the Internet? Growth hormones in our food? All the above?

    Or is this merely the function of a gay fitness site pooling the top 0.1% together in one place and giving the false impression that these results are common? I don't think that's the case: My gym is swarming with guys who, by the age of 21, have already achieved the body I haven't gotten after 21 years of working out.

    It's enough to make me want to just give up, sit by, and just watch. I'm one of those types who is attractive on my own, but who completely fades into irrelevance when compared to others. That's fine. But I do wish I'd not ever had to contend with those 10 years of self-inflicted starvation.

    Mad props to anyone who achieved their goals. More so to those who have the dedication to make it happen (relatively) quickly. I think I'm going to go drown my sorrow in ice cream and hex all these people who should be inspiring, not discouraging, me.

    Does cherry vanilla count as one of my 5/day servings of fruit and veggies?
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    May 21, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    You look fantastic. Stop worrying about it. Not all of us are going to be really big, ever.

    My bf and I worked out like crazy in our 30s and early 40s. He got a lot bigger, I never did.

    I gave up - not fitness, but trying to grow in a way that my body clearly doesn't want to do. I'm focusing on remaining thin and in shape with light musculature, since that's the best I'm likely to do anyway.

  • metta

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    May 21, 2012 4:03 PM GMT

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    I don't know who davmargb is but please stop comparing yourself to him. It is not really a healthy thing to do. We all can only do the best with what we have. I can't ever see my body get as cut up as yours but I'm not going to fret about it. I just do my best to improve what I have.
  • slimnmuscly

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    May 21, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    Whatever davmargb (http://www.realjock.com/davmargb) is doing, I'm guessing it doesn't include self-inflicted starvation or being a professional dancer for years and years, which I'd imagine takes a huge toll on your body and doesn't lend itself to putting on his kind of size.

    But yeah, I think you're right that there are more and more really young guys with really amazing bodies today than there were when I was their age, and I think improved and more widely disseminated knowledge are the main reasons.

    Enjoy your ice cream, but you could never fade into irrelevance. You're on davmargb's hot list, by the way.
  • metta

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    May 21, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
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    oh, he has a different body type. I think that his is mesomorph and yours is ectomorph. You can't really change that. There are benefits to being ectomorph, especially as you age. icon_smile.gif


    Hmmm....I don't think that you can change your body type.... I have an ecotmoph body but I think over time that it has gotten closer and closer to being more of a meosmorph body. But my wrists are still small and hands are skinny. I still remember for so many years in my life feeling uncomfortable with someone leaning on my shoulder because I thought it was uncomfortable for them because it felt so bony to me. But I don't feel bony anymore. I feel muscle...which I think is more comfortable. Now I just need to find someone who wants to rest their head on my shoulder...haha....(j/k)

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    Ectomorph:

    Ectomorphs should concentrate on gaining weight in the form of good lean muscle tissue (some women that are too thin may also want to put on a little fat to look more feminine). Weight training should be done but not too often or for too long each session. Weight should be fairly heavy and workout pace slower (longer rest periods between sets). Diet should be high in calories (good quality food not junk) and you should eat more then you're used to and often. Aerobic and other activities (sports, dancing, etc.) should be kept to a minimum, at least until you are happy with your weight and looks.

    Mesomorph:

    A Mesomorph has a naturally fit body but to maintain it or improve it they should exercise and diet corretly for their type. Strength training can be done more often and for longer sessions then would be good for an Ectomorph, but you must still be carefull not to overdo it. You should train with moderate to heavy weighs and at a moderate pace, not resting too long between sets. You will find you gain muscle quite easy (some women and even men might not want to get too bulky, but this won't happen suddenly. When you are happy with your muscle size simply train to maintain it). Stick to a good healthy diet to keep you lean and muscular, and watch for any slow creeping fat gains. Engage in and enjoy aerobic activities, sports, etc. but do not overdo.



    Endomorph:

    An Endomorph's biggest concern should be the losing of fat and adopting a lifestyle that keeps it off. Strength training should be done to get a better muscle to fat ratio and therefore improve metabolism. Use moderate weights at a fast training pace (very little rest between sets and exercises). You should lower your calorie intake (but not try to starve yourself) and should eat frequent but small meals. Sugars, sweets and junk food should be eliminated from your diet. Engage daily in some activity like brisk walking, biking, etc., and try to increase the amount of time you spend each week.
  • Spiritreaver

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    May 21, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    You look amazing. : Your body is beautiful and I'm willingly to be you can do things a great majority of the guys on this site, especially the ones who look amazing, could never do.

    You look fantastic though, you really do. If you wanna get bigger you can definitely do, body types aside. You just need to lift heavy and either eat a lot lot more to counteract your dancing, or give up dancing.

    Personally I think your body shows off the hard work you've done very well, and to me that's more attractive than a guy who works out purely for aesthetics and isn't a bodybuilder.
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    May 21, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    Agree with Korey...and others not healthy to compare like that. Compare you versus you and what you've already been able to accomplish. Then strive for more if that what you desire.
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    May 21, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidDoes cherry vanilla count as one of my 5/day servings of fruit and veggies?
    Possibly, but a strawberry banana smoothie with a bic mac covers even more of the food chart.
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    May 21, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    LMAO
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    May 21, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    dancerjack saidDoes cherry vanilla count as one of my 5/day servings of fruit and veggies?
    Possibly, but a strawberry banana smoothie with a bic mac covers even more of the food chart.


    For the win. And thanks for the reminders: I know all of this, but sometimes it has to be repeated by someone else. (ps - Yes, I am a straight up ectomorph.)

    Oh, and for those ectomorphs who want to put on mass, I have nearly doubled my weights and added a considerable amount of mass in only a few months by doing the following as my only strength training (and yes, I have nearly eliminated dancing from my life - I've had to shift focus to launching a web site):

    5-8 reps of lat pull downs, 8-10 seconds for concentric motion and 8-10 seconds eccentric motion

    5-8 reps of chest presses, 8-10 seconds for concentric motion and 8-10 seconds eccentric motion

    5-8 reps of rows, 8-10 seconds for concentric motion and 8-10 seconds eccentric motion

    5-8 reps of shoulder presses, 8-10 seconds for concentric motion and 8-10 seconds eccentric motion

    5-8 reps of squats, 8-10 seconds for concentric motion and 8-10 seconds eccentric motion

    It takes 15 - 20 minutes, and if you work with the appropriately heavy weight, you will almost throw up. Do it only 1 or 2 times per week, and always space it by at least 48, if not 72, hours.