What does "Filling out body" means for guys?

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    Apr 23, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    Does it mean the guy gained muscles? the guy got taller?

    I never really heard of it in RL, but I do see the phrase sometimes online.

    Have people use that phrase on you before?
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    Apr 23, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
    Most people mean the addition of muscle when they say "filled out".
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    Apr 23, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
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    Apr 23, 2014 7:12 PM GMT
    Filling out is just your body maturing, from skinny kid to adult. As apposed to thinning out, where you naturally loose baby fat. Two opposites with similar results.

    Of course adding weight lifting can fast track the filling out process and put the muscle where you want it. Cardio can assist in losing the baby fat to get to a more lean muscle state.
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 23, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    Yeah, I've definitely filled out since I was 20. I used to be a skinny twink. Not so much anymore.icon_twisted.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 23, 2014 7:32 PM GMT
    I would definitely agree with some of what has been said.. the process of the body developing, maturing. For those who are in their 20's and 30's, I suppose it can be applied to the addition of muscle.
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    Apr 23, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    Filled out.....a bit much but that's mostly off now. Big, and full....filled out. 5'5", 215# 9 months after open heart surgery :-) If I can do it with the chest bone sawed in half, what's your excuse for failure?

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    Apr 23, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    SO wait, has anyone commented that "you've filled out" or something like that in Real life?

    Im just curious.
  • fitartistsf

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    Apr 23, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    In my day, it usually meant getting thicker around the middle, getting fatter… Maybe it's changed these days, but that's what I think of when I hear "filling out"…
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    Apr 24, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    fitartistsf saidIn my day, it usually meant getting thicker around the middle, getting fatter… Maybe it's changed these days, but that's what I think of when I hear "filling out"…


    +1
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    Apr 24, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    leafgreen saidSO wait, has anyone commented that "you've filled out" or something like that in Real life?

    Im just curious.


    Yes, initially when I started working out at 19 I was 130 lbs. I gained 15 lbs. the first year and it was noticeable. I heard, "hey dude you've really filled out!" Only because I was so skinny! This was 1975.

    I come from a family that is half skinny, half overweight---to obese. I never hear them described as "filled out" always much worse, maybe you had politer company.

    Also it described girls when they got their boobs! Especially big ones! Where they are no longer filling the training bra with tissue....they've filled it.
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    Apr 24, 2014 10:31 AM GMT
    fitartistsf saidIn my day, it usually meant getting thicker around the middle, getting fatter… Maybe it's changed these days, but that's what I think of when I hear "filling out"…


    That's what I thought too.
  • Nayro

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    Apr 24, 2014 10:52 AM GMT
    I need some filling out too icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 25, 2014 2:20 AM GMT
    Apparently when people said it to me it was because I hit puberty and went from being able to hide behind a broom stick to being barely able to fit through doorways.

    My shoulders decided to stop going higher and started going broader. My chest filled in, my legs got muscle and my body caught up with my height.
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    Apr 25, 2014 1:41 PM GMT
    Filling out for me was more like my body going from boyhood to manhood because I stopped being so grossly underweight and looked healthier.
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    Apr 25, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 saidFilling out for me was more like my body going from boyhood to manhood because I stopped being so grossly underweight and looked healthier.


    being a skinny guy, i have been told various things, there's nothing wrong with having a fast metabolism if you're not starving yourself and actually eating 3, if not more, meals a day.
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    Apr 26, 2014 1:12 AM GMT
    leafgreen said
    Danny_boy93 saidFilling out for me was more like my body going from boyhood to manhood because I stopped being so grossly underweight and looked healthier.


    being a skinny guy, i have been told various things, there's nothing wrong with having a fast metabolism if you're not starving yourself and actually eating 3, if not more, meals a day.


    Yeah I was eating fine I just had what looked like a huge head on really narrow shoulders but filling out for me meant my shoulders broadened a little and I looked more in proportion like I didn't have a lollipop head anymore lol.
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    Apr 26, 2014 2:39 PM GMT
    Sometimes the meaning depends on perspective, sometimes a perspective of age.

    I was about 170 at 5-10 in high school, solid swimmer bod with minimal fat (profile pic in towel) so filling out back then was my chest developing naturally when I hit my early 20s.

    Now heading towards my 60s, though I tend to have a fat face anyway, my concern is keeping my face filled out as I get rid of this too-many-deaths-depression weight (got 20 off, yay, 10 to 15 more to go) because sometimes older guys who keep their bf percentages too low tend to get gaunt looking in the face and I don't want that on me. I'd rather have the fat.

    Sometimes I see a guy obsessing about his body fat when his face looks skeletal because as we age we tend to lose subcutaneous fat, or it shifts elsewhere, yikes, and I can't help but to think that they should go eat a sammich.

    I was talking about losing more weight with one of my neighbors who I do walks with and she expressed the same thing, that I shouldn't take off any more weight or my face might get gaunt. But I think I can take off at least 10 more so working in that direction and I'll see if I like the look. Even if your bod is healthy, which can be maintained without extreme low bf, there's just something about that gaunt look that seems to age a person visually before their time. So I prefer my face filled out even if that means a waist also more filled out than I'd otherwise prefer.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 26, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    Couldn't it also refer to a guy's ass filling out a snug pair of jeansicon_question.gif
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    Apr 27, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidCouldn't it also refer to a guy's ass filling out a snug pair of jeansicon_question.gif


    Oh hell Yes!


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    Apr 28, 2014 5:17 PM GMT
    unckabasa said
    roadbikeRob saidCouldn't it also refer to a guy's ass filling out a snug pair of jeansicon_question.gif


    Oh hell Yes!


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    that is too tight?! how do you take it off during sexy time??