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post #91 of 167
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster View Post
-1, MMDV. That said... spend two hours a random street in most of America, and you MIGHT see a couple guys who are overly bulky giants, but I guarantee you'll see hundreds of fat people.

Ha ha ha. You live in Philadelphia. No wonder you feel this way:

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Originally Posted by Men's Fitness
25 Fattest Cities
Rank\tCity\tRank in 2004
1\tHouston\t2
2\tPhiladelphia\t7
3\tDetroit\t1
4\tMemphis, Tenn.\t20
5\tChicago\t5
6\tDallas\t3
7\tNew Orleans\t22
8\tNew York\t21
9\tLas Vegas\t16
10\tSan Antonio\t4
11\tEl Paso, Texas\t24
12\tPhoenix\t18
13\tIndianapolis\t17
14\tFort Worth, Texas\t6
15\tMesa, Ariz.\t12
16\tColumbus, Ohio\t10
17\tWichita, Kan.\t16*
18\tKansas City, Mo.\t14
19\tMiami\t15
20\tLong Beach, Calif.\t23*
21\tOklahoma City\t13
22\tTulsa, Okla.\t19
23\tAtlanta\t11
24\tCharlotte, N.C.\t22*
25\tBaltimore\t23
* Ranking in the top 25 fittest cities in 2004


25 Fittest Cities
Rank\tCity\tRank in 2004
1\tSeattle\t6
2\tHonolulu\t1
3\tColorado Springs, Colo.\t5
4\tSan Francisco\t2
5\tDenver\t4
6\tPortland, Ore.\t8
7\tSacramento, Calif.\t10
8\tTucson, Ariz.\t9
9\tSan Diego\t14
10\tAlbuquerque, N.M.\t12
11\tBoston\t7
12\tVirginia Beach, Va.\t3
13\tMinneapolis, Minn.\t18
14\tFresno, Calif.\t15
15\tMilwaukee, Wis.\t21
16\tOmaha, Neb.\t11
17\tSan Jose, Calif.\t20
18\tJacksonville, Fla.\t13
19\tAustin, Texas\t19
20\tOakland, Calif.\t17
21\tLos Angeles\t25
22\tArlington, Texas\t8*
23\tWashington\t25
24\tCleveland\t9*
25\tNashville-Davidson, Tenn.\t24

FWIW, I would rather just be normal than super toned, but I would want to be fat least of all.
post #92 of 167
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
For example, this is what a normal male typically looks who workouts with weight, is not fat, and takes care of himself.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8NtybAAzJKs

He is in good shape... that "Men's Health" ideal. He does have a bit of gyne though; perhaps remants of previous use? I don't know who that is or his history so I can't infer, but......
post #93 of 167
Matt, you know how when you find yourself (for whatever ungodly reason) on the other side of the Berkeley/Oakland Hills, suddenly everyone's 50 pounds heavier? It's like that here all the time.
post #94 of 167
I closed my eyes when I left Los Angeles.
post #95 of 167
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster View Post
-1, MMDV. Take Hollywood as an example, since it's a common reference point and about as "American" as you can get when talking about crass culture. Think of all the current actors who really wear their clothes well--even the ones with horrible taste in clothes, but who have bodies that make those horrible clothes look better than they should. I guarantee probably 90% of them, at least, do some serious weight training to maintain their physique. Lifting weights doesn't have to mean you get big, inflate like a balloon, and end up looking Hulk-ish; for one thing, that's a lot harder to do without getting fat than most people who don't lift realize. But if they have any desire to get toned and somewhat cut, most people are going to find that it's very hard to do without some resistance training. Even if that training is just bodyweight exercises and such.

To wear clothes well, you just need a little bit of structure in the upper body so that the jacket hangs well. That could be from weight lifting or just from being fit naturally.

The problem is when you lift too much or get fat, bulges appear and clothes become harder to fit properly. This is when weight lifting can be bad for clothes because muscle bulges around the shoulder or thighs just become a problem that tailors have to try to work around. Of course the same goes for fat, except tailors are usually heavily experienced in dealing with stomach bulge
post #96 of 167
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Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
To wear clothes well, you just need a little bit of structure in the upper body so that the jacket hangs well. That could be from weight lifting or just from being fit naturally.

The problem is when you lift too much or get fat, bulges appear and clothes become harder to fit properly. This is when weight lifting can be bad for clothes because muscle bulges around the shoulder or thighs just become a problem that tailors have to try to work around. Of course the same goes for fat, except tailors are usually heavily experienced in dealing with stomach bulge

Bespoke your belly.
post #97 of 167
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
I agree in that many somehow assume that lifting = steroid arnold. This is not remotely the truth.

For example, this is what a normal male typically looks who workouts with weight, is not fat, and takes care of himself.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8NtybAAzJKs

*Keep in mind if this guy was to flex hard, yes, he would look huge too many, but human males don't go around doing this.
One of the consisentent comments I get when wearing suits is my posture/appearance compliments my overall look.

Dude- I've run marathons, done tris, lift weights regularly-- I'm no slouch. This is some guy who basically works out FOR A LIVING and you're citing him as the average dude who works out?
post #98 of 167
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
Dude- I've run marathons, done tris, lift weights regularly-- I'm no slouch. This is some guy who basically works out FOR A LIVING and you're citing him as the average dude who works out?

No I'm not citing him as the average dude who works out.

But you are helping my case in that I am citing him as a counter to the idea that if one lifts weights seriously (ie he's a perfect example) and is not fat, that one does not become STEROID ARNOLD HUGE. Lifting weights doesn't mean a guy becomes HUGE. And as you say, 'FOR A LIVING!" AND he doesn't look anything like a huge monster. In fact, in a relaxed state and in a suit I bet you'd say he just takes care of himself.

The average guy lifting doesn't have this much muscle nor is he as lean furthering my point that if one lifts the average guy wouldn't even attain this guy's musculature and he does it for a living.
post #99 of 167
I would highly recommend Tom Venuto's Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. It's really intended for hardcore weightlifters, but all the nutrition and dieting info is relevant for those who simply want to watch their weight. In addition, I'd recommend supplementing green tea extract and cayenne pepper in addition to taking more than 100% of your daily value of chromium. Chromium helps equalize your blood sugar so you don't spike as much, leading to less hunger pains and keeps your body burning fat all the time. One-A-Day vitamins actually makes a formula called Weight Smart Advanced that has green tea, cayenne, and more chromium. It's a bit harsh on an empty stomach, but it's fine after you've eaten. Additionally, a multi-omega supplement that's got your omega 3/6/9s is recommended; Swanson Vitamins' MultiOmega is a nice choice. That with watching what you eat and mild exercise should get you to your fitness goals quickly.
post #100 of 167
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
No I'm not citing him as the average dude who works out.

But you are helping my case in that I am citing him as a counter to the idea that if one lifts weights seriously (ie he's a perfect example) and is not fat, that one does not become STEROID ARNOLD HUGE. Lifting weights doesn't mean a guy becomes HUGE. And as you say, 'FOR A LIVING!" AND he doesn't look anything like a huge monster. In fact, in a relaxed state and in a suit I bet you'd say he just takes care of himself.

The average guy lifting doesn't have this much muscle nor is he as lean furthering my point that if one lifts the average guy wouldn't even attain this guy's musculature and he does it for a living.

Sorry- I didn't follow your line of reasoning there before, looks like we are actually in agreement here.
post #101 of 167
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
No I'm not citing him as the average dude who works out.
Hmmm...
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
this is what a normal male typically looks who workouts with weight, is not fat, and takes care of himself.
post #102 of 167
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Originally Posted by gvibes View Post
Hmmm...

Out of context...easily* clarified in response*and solidifies the point even moreso. Now move along flameboy and the guy is a normal male..although in excellent shape. Again, the point is a male who works out with weights even a so called 'normal' male' who excels at health, fitness, nutrition and weight training will not become HUGE, BODYBUILDER dude. This 'normal' guy is very hardcore into training and I would hardly call him HUGE nor a bodybuilder at all. Slightly more muscular than the statue of David.
post #103 of 167
Now that Conne is banned maybe we should stop this thread.
post #104 of 167
what did he do, just curious, seemed to be a popular member here .........
post #105 of 167
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Originally Posted by SuitingStyle View Post
what did he do, just curious, seemed to be a popular member here .........

He refused to commit to his diet.
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