How skinny is too skinny?

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    Feb 25, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    I have just got done taking a look at the chart for height and weight. I am 6'1" and weigh approx. 170. I work out 10-15 times a week with Bikram Yoga and surfing. I drink 4-5 Protein shakes a day Maxpro 4g carb's per serving and 30 g's of protein. When it comes to my meals it is something healthy rice always brown. I do no weight training other than body resistance work outs. I am ripped just wondering what you guys think is too skinny for a guy to be. I am not trying to get any skinner just love working out.
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    You'll have opinions from one end of the scale to the other depending on whether a guy likes a guy slim trim and ripped or with a little meat on the bones and all are valid. It's what you like when you look in the mirror that really counts.
    But for the sake of answering. Me personally I'm in the a little more meat on the bones camp LOL
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    Kate Moss.
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:07 PM GMT
    If you're happy... you're fine.
    Fuck what anyone else thinks.

    On occasion I get the "you're too skinny" comment.
    I'm thin but I'm a totally healthy weight for my height I just have a lot of lean muscle from working out like a fiend.
    I'm happy, I'm healthy, more so than most. So I say do what you want and let everyone else worry about their own health.
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    if we can see your ribs, then maybe is time to pack on some weight, but other then that you seem to be good :d
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    The thrust of the question is ambiguous. 6' 170lbs is a very healthy weight, especially if you're exercising. Are you asking if it's too skinny to be healthy or too skinny to be attractive? The second alternative, of course, is totally personal taste. I'm 5'8" 136, on the low end of the acceptable weight for my height, but not unhealthy. I work out a lot and I'm not unhappy with the way I look. I wouldn't mind a few more pounds though, especially since I know a lot of guys like a somewhat more filled in look. But ultimately, there's no accounting for taste. Be happy you're healthy!
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]SurferRemy said[/cite]I have just got done taking a look at the chart for height and weight. I am 6'1" and weigh approx. 170. I work out 10-15 times a week with Bikram Yoga and surfing. I drink 4-5 Protein shakes a day Maxpro 4g carb's per serving and 30 g's of protein. When it comes to my meals it is something healthy rice always brown. I do no weight training other than body resistance work outs. I am ripped just wondering what you guys think is too skinny for a guy to be. I am not trying to get any skinner just love working out. [/quote

    You'll find your exercise performance markedly improved if you eat more. If you have the passion you say you do about working out, you need more than 100 gram of carbs per day. 4 grams of carbs is nothing. Your brain needs 100g of carbs to just work right. Eat.

    Carbs are protein sparing. When you don't have carbs your muscle is compromised; you don't have glycogen to fuel your working out. If you truly have a passion for working out, and want gains, you need to begin to eat and train smartly. Sabotaging your efforts by a low carb diet is silly.

    Even on contest diets, I never go below 150 grams of carbs per day. On gain diets, all go as high as 1000 grams of carbs a day, or even more.

    Sounds like you're own worst enemy right now. Eat.

    If you like yourself, and like how you look, it's not important what other folks think.
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    I'm in the same boat but luckily am making some progress.

    Try to scale back on your cardio b/c you're burning a million calories and your metabolism is in hyperdrive.

    Also try eating more solid food instead of all the liquid shakes.
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    Feb 25, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    Haha, dude, you can't worry about that stuff.

    I work out about 4 times a week and try to run every day. I eat a lot, I just eat when I'm hungry (all the time). Yet I'm 6' and weigh 145. I am slowly gaining pounds, but its a very slow process. I'm sure your just fine.
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    Feb 25, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    when you turn sideways and disappear
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    Feb 26, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    chuckystud said[quote][cite]SurferRemy said[/cite]I have just got done taking a look at the chart for height and weight. I am 6'1" and weigh approx. 170. I work out 10-15 times a week with Bikram Yoga and surfing. I drink 4-5 Protein shakes a day Maxpro 4g carb's per serving and 30 g's of protein. When it comes to my meals it is something healthy rice always brown. I do no weight training other than body resistance work outs. I am ripped just wondering what you guys think is too skinny for a guy to be. I am not trying to get any skinner just love working out. [/quote

    You'll find your exercise performance markedly improved if you eat more. If you have the passion you say you do about working out, you need more than 100 gram of carbs per day. 4 grams of carbs is nothing. Your brain needs 100g of carbs to just work right. Eat.

    Carbs are protein sparing. When you don't have carbs your muscle is compromised; you don't have glycogen to fuel your working out. If you truly have a passion for working out, and want gains, you need to begin to eat and train smartly. Sabotaging your efforts by a low carb diet is silly.

    Even on contest diets, I never go below 150 grams of carbs per day. On gain diets, all go as high as 1000 grams of carbs a day, or even more.


    he nowhere says he´s on a low carb diet. Do you know something we don´t, or are you just jumping to conclusions? Can´t tell if you are too skinny without pics...
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    Mar 04, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    When you turn sideways, the only thing visible is your dick hahahah