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My motivation for working out. I want to avoid something like this happening to me. Yes, yes, what are the chances...

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


I should preface this by saying that I know very little about weightlifting, so this is all presumption. But I would guess that the typical weightlifting dude does not look like a bodybuilder or even a linebacker. Also the relevant comparison is not between weightlifting and nothing (which is probably what the average person does), but rather weightlifting and other forms of exercise that develop different kinds of muscles and fitness. People have different fitness goals, so it would be unlikely that one exercise routine is best for everyone. There are many routines that will prevent you from breaking your hip on the sidewalk that don't involve weightlifting.

 

I can't find it right now, but the study just compared muscular men to averagely muscled men. I don't think they looked at how their sample became muscular or what kind of sport they did, they just looked at muscle mass. I think it was quite a bit of muscle mass, something you don't just get from a general lifestyle. So, they compared men with lots of muscle mass to men with an average amount of muscle mass.

 

I'm not saying one routine or sport is better than another, but when you're objectively looking at muscle mass, it is healthier to have more than less, and the more muscle mass you have the stronger your bones will be, regardless of how you got those muscles. I wish I still had the research paper that looked into this.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I can't find it right now, but the study just compared muscular men to averagely muscled men. I don't think they looked at how their sample became muscular or what kind of sport they did, they just looked at muscle mass. I think it was quite a bit of muscle mass, something you don't just get from a general lifestyle. So, they compared men with lots of muscle mass to men with an average amount of muscle mass.

I'm not saying one routine or sport is better than another, but when you're objectively looking at muscle mass, it is healthier to have more than less, and the more muscle mass you have the stronger your bones will be, regardless of how you got those muscles. I wish I still had the research paper that looked into this.

I'd be interested to see it. There are more health metrics than just bone strength...I would find it really hard to believe that, for example, body builders are "healthier" in a general sense than swimmers.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'd be interested to see it. There are more health metrics than just bone strength...I would find it really hard to believe that, for example, body builders are "healthier" in a general sense than swimmers.

Yeah, I'll see if I can find it if I have some time. I doubt professional body builders are healthy, but that's because of the steroid and other drug use.
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Was gonna do more but felt like I was gonna throw up.

Treadmill stats at the end of warm up:

 

My God you have zero heart rate!!!!!  

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


1) Varies woman to woman of course, and the most important female opinion should be that of your fiancee' (second e important), but I think men exaggerate how much women like very muscular men. We might be basically agreeing depending on what you mean by "a bit of weight/muscle definition" but if you're a fit 6'1 225, then you're quite muscular.

2) I think it's dangerous to place to my value on the opinion of women in general. First of all, it's obsequious. Crowd pleasers usually end up with more attention than respect. Second of all, in my experience most women have terrible taste in men's style.

 

For the first point, I agree with the article. But I think that it would be nice to see how fit the girls are. Girls that are skinny-fat (those that look skinny but you can see the fat from behind popping out of their jeans) would prefer a body like that one in the article, Brad Pit. But fit girls, that somehow know how hard is to keep a body prefer more... mmm I don't know how to say it but not ala Frank Zane or Zyzz but just a touch lower. 

 

But then it bring us to point number two. :nodding: In my case I focus my training on core and legs. I don't have massive arms, some girls don't put attention to that, they guys are the ones who care to have big guns, so train the muscles girls like. :D

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My God you have zero heart rate!!!!!  

Hehe. Whenever I took my hand off to take a pic it dropped to zero. I managed to snap one really fast but ofc the quality came out terrible.
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For those who've been waiting with bated breath:

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When I look in the mirror I'm not displeased, but observing the fit in photos gives me a different perspective. My initial analysis: a little lapel bowing, a little gaping, and the buttoning point appears a bit high. I think the waist could be let out a touch also to clean up the sides. I'm pissed I didn't consider sizing up more seriously. I did try the next size up, but become focussed on the shoulder which I thought was better with this one. Hope I wasn't wrong about that too...

While it's far from a perfect fit, I'd like to think it's still acceptable.

Thoughts?
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Fill me in...where's it from? It is more than acceptable, but can we get a back shot?
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It's Ring Jacket, in a wool fabric they call Creamy Waffle, which is a pretty coarse, airy weave (it's translucent in the light). I tried to capture it in pics but shitty camera was not very obliging. Picked it up recently at Khaki's in Carmel. I'll see if I can get in a back shot soon.

Perhaps I am being hyper-critical, though hanging around this place certainly brings out those tendencies.
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Ah, I know the fabric. I was going to head down to that shop this weekend to check out the place. Without seeing what the back looks like, I think that looks pretty good...especially if it is pre-tailor.
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Ah, I know the fabric. I was going to head down to that shop this weekend to check out the place. Without seeing what the back looks like, I think that looks pretty good...especially if it is pre-tailor.

Certainly not Butler territory:





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Poor posture not helping here either (as a military man, I'm sure you picked up on that).

Definitely worth checking Khaki's out. Be ready for some brightly-colored, pattern-happy combos on display (not exactly WAYWRN territory). Not inexpensive, either: I saw a linen Bigi tie there for $175, that Greg carries at NMWA for $145, and that's pre SF discount (not sure whether that's a testament to Khaki's high prices, Greg's low ones, or a combo of the two. Certainly B&M must factor into cost differential). The SA I dealt with is Kurt Bragg, very enthusiastic, particularly about shoes. They carry an interesting selection of EG & G&G, among a few others. I also picked up a cotton linen blend dress shirt from Ring Jacket that Kurt recommended. Slim fitting and substantial spread collar points.

I did have them shorten the sleeves while I was there, so not exactly pre-tailor.
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@Cleav suggested there may be some forumites in this thread interested for special run together for tie silk. To be made up by Patrizio Cappelli. If not appropriate I'm happy to delete my post here. What I am intending to do is a special run of a vintage-like grenadine in one or more of these colourways



More details in this thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/387153/interest-check-vintage-like-special-run-garza-to-be-made-by-patrizio-cappelli/0_30
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Was browsing the beginning pages of this thread and fell in love with this Drakes tie - and now I *MUST* have it. Anyone have a hot lead / source / advice on how to track one of these down? Really appreciate the help...

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3 posts since 2007, dayum! biggrin.gif I have nothing further to contribute other than that is a very nice Drakes tie and if you do find any for sale please let me know. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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