Manton book definitions

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  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    The book is quite fun to read. I didn't know Manton was a speech writer which I'm sure helps.

    Did anyone find where he writes how he defines where a man is short or tall, young or portly? I'm sure there is a degree of subjectiveness but I'm wondering if there is a range? I'd put short at about < 5'6", and tall at > 6'1".

    Anyone one else have problems with the classic definition of atheletic as > 6" or 8" drop? I have an 8-10" drop and I don't look anything like Ahnold.

    Basically I'm trying to see where I fit in and I don't think I fit easily into catergories.
     
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    I think Manton himself could help, if he were around.
     
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    I have an 8-10" drop and I don't look anything like Ahnold.

    A 10" drop definitely qualifies as "athletic" in my book
     
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    A 10" drop definitely qualifies as "athletic" in my book

    Yeah but I think that the suggestions in the book are meant for someone who is football player/bodybuilder big. The same with Flusser's books. They give suggestions for how to deal with a disproportionately large upperbody vs lowerbody. At least that is it what seems to me.
     

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