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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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lifting weight vs. body weight.

Umm.... I am 6'2 and weigh 155 pounds. I can work out with a little bit more than my body weight on bench. on a barbell curl I can only do my 3 sets of 8 reps with 75 pounds. what I want to know is, is this good for my size??? I am not huge, but I don't think of myself as weak. just wanted another opinion from someone since I don't have anyone to compare myself to.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 01:49 PM
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not huge is an understatment, 6'2'' and only 155 is really skinny. For what you are doing, you are doing great. Just keep working hard, and you will put on some mass, and gain lots of strength.
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its hard to guage.. i have seen 160lbs people curle 75lbs. and then i have seen 160lbs ppl curl 75lbs and it look like ass.. and think they were doing it right. you cant really judge based on what ppl say unless you know they know what they are doing.
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Arrow I don't lean and jerk

I use my arms and maintain form. I only lift weight that I can keep form with. and yes, I know I am skinny. I have a really high metabolism and I run 3 miles a day. I have ever since I got out of the marines. and while I was in I ran. I only do bench, dips, pushups, and curls. nothing else, except crunches and stuff. I am not trying to get buff, just want to weigh about 175-180 pounds in the next 2 years or so.

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Unhappy with my body type

I would need some reforvit B, or winstrol!!! don't know anything about that stuff, but if someone with my body type wants to get big, they need roids.

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If you want to gain weight the first thing that you should stop is running 3 miles a day. Cut that back to 2-3 times a week. AND EAT MORE FOOD!

I work out on bench with about 30lbs more than I weigh and I think that I am about average (not like White Lightning).

BUT YOU STILL NEED TO EAT!
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I'm 5'11 or 6'0. I only weigh 145. I can bench a little over 200. On curls I do reps of 10 with 40 lbs per arm. I can't gain weight though. I have a super fast metabolism even when I don't run(Use to run 6-8 miles a day, haven't run in 4 months).

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5'11" 178lbs.

I gained some good weight over the past few months, but now im stuck lingering around 180. I bench 315 so i guess im doing alright.

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Talking On a machine,

I can put up 200 twice. free weights- never maxed, but work out with 170. I don't know. I drink alot of beer, so I have to run so I don't get that beer gut.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 08:05 PM
 
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I'm 6'2 180, I only do 3x10 with 70 on concetration curls, and 3x10 with 65s on db bench. So don't feel bad. It's all relative to your goals.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2004, 11:39 AM
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Guys you're not realizing fast metabolism will help you gain muscle in a more desirable way than slow metabolism. With fast metabolism you can eat like no other. I have fast metabolism and eat myself sick. But its the healthy stuff that counts. You wont gain mass like some people, but you've got the oppurtunity to be cut. With slow metabolism, you gain mass and weight, but then have to go back and do the cutting and refining...it all equals out over time.
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My little brother just got back from Afghanistan for the past year. He is the same way with metabolism although he is only 21 years old. He is 5'7" and when he left he only weighed a buck thirty. He didnt have a whole lot of time over there to work out but he at least hit the weights for a solid hour every day or two. He came back weighing 160 and he is still lean as hell. His gains were amazing. He is now maxed out on bench press at 255 lbs. Put 5 inches on his biceps, and puts up squats that i havent seen done ever by someone that small. It just goes to show you that gains are only relized by persistence and will. He didnt eat a special diet or anything over there. Hell was probably lucky to eat his weight in protein, but he worked extremely hard with the time he had. If you want to see big gains, you just have to work hard for it PERIOD! I see alot of people go into the gym with me here and dont last long because they dont see gains fast. You guys know these people.15 minutes on each muscle group and then they are gone. Bottom line: work your butt off and eat right. You must see strength gains to see weight gains. They come together.
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its hard to guage.. i have seen 160lbs people curle 75lbs. and then i have seen 160lbs ppl curl 75lbs and it look like ass.. and think they were doing it right. you cant really judge based on what ppl say unless you know they know what they are doing.

You haven't seen somebody that's 160 move that kind of weight at over 6 foot tall. Height/weight has everything to do with weight/strength. A taller person is gonna have more non muscular mass than a shorter person of the same weight. THen you factor in limb lenght and leverage and the shorter person has the advantage (assuming their arm/leg length is proportionate).

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You haven't seen somebody that's 160 move that kind of weight at over 6 foot tall. Height/weight has everything to do with weight/strength. A taller person is gonna have more non muscular mass than a shorter person of the same weight. THen you factor in limb lenght and leverage and the shorter person has the advantage (assuming their arm/leg length is proportionate).
I like the way that you think. That means that even though I weigh 270 I am not expected to lift the same as someone 5'7" and 270.

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lol. i wish i could lose some weight.. take supplements. lots and lots of supplements.. they will ruin your metabolism. they did mine lol
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I like the way that you think. That means that even though I weigh 270 I am not expected to lift the same as someone 5'7" and 270.

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Ah, not so fast. I didn't touch on the third factor, and most important factor, body composition. The taller of the two could and should outlift his shorter counterpart if he's sitting at 8% bodyfat while the other is a bit "heavier" at 20%. That's 250lbs of lean mass versus 216lbs of lean mass. Height and leverage is still a factor, but thats still 34 lbs of lean mass to make up for.

Then again, anyone that is 6 foot plus and 270lbs at 8% is one bad mutha.

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Ah, not so fast. I didn't touch on the third factor, and most important factor, body composition. The taller of the two could and should outlift his shorter counterpart if he's sitting at 8% bodyfat while the other is a bit "heavier" at 20%. That's 250lbs of lean mass versus 216lbs of lean mass. Height and leverage is still a factor, but thats still 34 lbs of lean mass to make up for.

Then again, anyone that is 6 foot plus and 270lbs at 8% is one bad mutha.
8%? Try multiplying that by 4! I'm around 30%BF.
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