Knowing when to stop...

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    Mar 01, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    I think I have gotten as big muscularly as I want to get...at least upper body. I dont want to get to far from "normal" that I look weird and have people stop thinking that I look fit and start thinking I look overly muscled.

    I could use more quad ....I like the "saddlebag" look.

    Otherwise, I think it is time to go into a maintenance routine and work on removing body fat to have the muscles I got look more ripped.

    Do you have a limit for your size? How do you determine it?
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    Mar 01, 2009 4:41 PM GMT

    I never thought about it .. cuz until I get to the right size it's gonna take few couple of years .. until then we'll see ..

    But I'd like to make working out a basic part of my life .. never to stop ..

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    Mar 01, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    I will never be really "big". I don´t have the build for it or the desire or patience to get there. However, I my back/lats has/have *already* got bigger than I expected. I am happy at my current weight (180lb), though it needs to be at a much lower fat percentage hehe. The bottom line is that I don´t look at numbers, but body shape and it´s done on gut instince (hehehe)
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    Mar 01, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    I think you should keep going and getting bigger as long as you're enjoying it: I usually feel good while I'm lifting or running (good music on the iPod and pleasant scenery in the GYM helps a lot). When it becomes a compulsion or an obsession, that is too much and you should talk to a therapist. That's my personal opinion for myself. Genes (mostly?) and laziness (somewhat) put's a limit on my size icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 01, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    Look in the mirror.
    If your neck is as wide as your head, take a day off -- it's supposed to go in a little.
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    Mar 01, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    Well, I am not a big guy (but I am tall) and I think muscular is good, but it can get freakish. I don't think that's you Caslon, so you'd do well in maintenance mode.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE THINKS! ;-)

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    Mar 01, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    Definitely time to stop:

    body-builder.jpg
    I know it's a totally fake picture but still....

    If you think you look good, keep going. Like dfrw said, it's about what YOU want and what makes YOU feel good.
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    Mar 01, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    I don't plan on being freaky big. I just want get some more upper body mass to even things out with my legs. And of course, I want to get more ripped.

    But generally, if I get to the point where it negatively affects my running, then I'll switch to maintenance mode.
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    Mar 01, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    Scared...of...that, Bunjamon.
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    Mar 02, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
    dfrw saidWell, I am not a big guy (but I am tall) and I think muscular is good, but it can get freakish. I don't think that's you Caslon, so you'd do well in maintenance mode.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE THINKS! ;-)

    You are right. I was psychologically projecting. I dont want to get too big that I think I look weird.
  • Sayrnas

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    Mar 02, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidDefinitely time to stop:

    body-builder.jpg
    I know it's a totally fake picture but still....

    If you think you look good, keep going. Like dfrw said, it's about what YOU want and what makes YOU feel good.


    WAaaaaaHahaaaa ha ahhhh....icon_sad.gif I'm frightened...
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    Mar 02, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    Genetically, it's not possible for me to get too big unless I quit my job and spent all my free time at the gym.
    I'm more focused on getting cut, which used to be far easier. Not that it wasn't difficult years ago, but now it's starting to appear to require superhuman discipline.
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    Mar 02, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidGenetically, it's not possible for me to get too big unless I quit my job and spent all my free time at the gym.
    I'm more focused on getting cut, which used to be far easier. Not that it wasn't difficult years ago, but now it's starting to appear to require superhuman discipline.

    ditto!