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The Demise of Beer Gut Glory

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Jen, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Handlethevibe

    Handlethevibe Senior Member

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    It's not about how buff you look, it's about whether you can throw down or not.
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's not about how buff you look, it's about whether you can throw down or not.

    If it comes down to it, yes. And anyone who has either met me in person (Jay Allen, Brian, Gary, a bunch more) or talked with me on the phone would understand why and probably believe that I've gotten into more than my fair share of fights (it's something beyond my control, but I have a short fuse, and it used to be even shorter when I was younger.) I would give you good odds, however, that people are much less likely to want to mess around with a guy like Jay just for fun (he is about my height, but probably has 100 lbs, mostly muscle, on me, and has the look of a guy who's been around the block a couple of times) than with a skinny 130 lb hipster looking dude.

    Besides, I can squat an Escalade, so no worries.
     


  3. tangerine

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    Actually, I was doing my best aggro Brian.

    That hoodie is too sweet to be aggro, but it is good to keep the aggro stance alive.
     


  4. Arethusa

    Arethusa Distinguished Member

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    Dude, I know lots of people who'd die to be that size. Super slim jeans and clothing is the shieet.
    I can only assume that the people who have decided that skinny people like me are currently 'in' and attractive have never seen us naked.
     


  5. skalogre

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    I can only assume that the people who have decided that skinny people like me are currently 'in' and attractive have never seen us naked.

    [​IMG]
     


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    I can only assume that the people who have decided that skinny people like me are currently 'in' and attractive have never seen us naked.

    Think I just lost my dinner.
     


  7. cheapmutha

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    im glad that skinny is in. im 6' and 150 lbs and cant gain. the only excercise i get is from skateboarding, and i eat fast food every day, but cant seem to develop any fat. so im glad that i can go with it insted of hiding it under loose clothes.

    and to whoever said the bit about "I can only assume that the people who have decided that skinny people like me are currently 'in' and attractive have never seen us naked."... speak for yourself. i look damn good naked.
     


  8. Arethusa

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    and to whoever said the bit about "I can only assume that the people who have decided that skinny people like me are currently 'in' and attractive have never seen us naked."... speak for yourself. i look damn good naked.
    I'm not saying that I'm uncomfortable. I'm just saying that I'm uncomfortable.
     


  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    I didn't think that lying about your physical fitness level was really an option. being that I am short and round, I doubt that I would be able to convince anybody that I am a marathon runner.

    in terms of wanting to change, or not being happy with the way you can dress? sure, I have been short my whole life, 5 foot 5, and even when I had single digit body fat I still looked stumpy. but you have to play with the cards you have. I don't wear sports jackets or odd jackets, and I don't wear brown shoes, basically in an attempt to flatter my shape into submision. I have to use what ever tricks I can.

    and you are all a bunch of wimps - cars? I was squating cars when I was in high school. now I squat minivans, and the occasional pickup loaded with bricks.
     


  10. LA Guy

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    and you are all a bunch of wimps - cars? I was squating cars when I was in high school. now I squat minivans, and the occasional pickup loaded with bricks.

    Nice. I am squatting fully loaded escalades for toning, but find them awkwardly balanced. I am building up to a fully loaded semi, but it's hard to break that wall. Tips?

    Seriously, though, my buddy and I just finished a 10 000 m row (we are sort of "training" for the indoor rowing half marathon (a full marathon of rowing seemed a bit extreme) in two weeks. I('ll post a link when we actually do that 21 000 m and some bits.) And my gluts ache like I was just in a Mexican prison.
     


  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Nice. I am squatting fully loaded escalades for toning, but find them awkwardly balanced. I am building up to a fully loaded semi, but it's hard to break that wall. Tips?

    Seriously, though, my buddy and I just finished a 10 000 m row (we are sort of "training" for the indoor rowing half marathon (a full marathon of rowing seemed a bit extreme) in two weeks. I('ll post a link when we actually do that 21 000 m and some bits.) And my gluts ache like I was just in a Mexican prison.


    Better than my ass, which after 3 hours straight on my new mountain bike with the crappiest seat I think Trek has ever put on a cross country bike, also feels like its been through a Mexican prison...

    Jon.
     


  12. LA Guy

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    Better than my ass, which after 3 hours straight on my new mountain bike with the crappiest seat I think Trek has ever put on a cross country bike, also feels like its been through a Mexican prison...

    Jon.


    I'm no longer enjoying this Mexican prison imagery.
     


  13. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    Nice. I am squatting fully loaded escalades for toning, but find them awkwardly balanced. I am building up to a fully loaded semi, but it's hard to break that wall. Tips?

    Seriously, though, my buddy and I just finished a 10 000 m row (we are sort of "training" for the indoor rowing half marathon (a full marathon of rowing seemed a bit extreme) in two weeks. I('ll post a link when we actually do that 21 000 m and some bits.) And my gluts ache like I was just in a Mexican prison.


    I am, I guess you could say, enjoying, a little bit of free time now due to the untimely death of my company. so I have been getting back to the gym a bit more. I am aiming at getting back to my peak of pre-marital lifing capacity, over the next 6-8 months. I was able, at my fittest at age 19, to just get under a four hour marathon. so I figured that wasn't something that I should pursue. but I do enjoy lifting, and hopefully I will get back into that and stick with it once I am gainfully employed.
     


  14. Renault78law

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    I didn't think that lying about your physical fitness level was really an option. being that I am short and round, I doubt that I would be able to convince anybody that I am a marathon runner.
    Have you watched a marathon lately? No offense to any party intended, but you'd be at home. I have huge respect for all the participants who take interest in these kinds of events, regardless of their shape. Give it a shot, you might surprise yourself.
     


  15. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    Have you watched a marathon lately? No offense to any party intended, but you'd be at home. I have huge respect for all the participants who take interest in these kinds of events, regardless of their shape. Give it a shot, you might surprise yourself.


    no, see, when I say that I am short and round, I am not being falsly modest. seriously.


    actually, I may very well be able to get myself to the shape where I could finish a marathon, but I would probrably looking at a year of shin splints and painful work to produce a 5 hour race. In 30 minutes a day, doing something I enjoy, in a year I can get back up to squatting 300 or 350 pounds. it seems like a better place to put my efforts.

    but I was actually just talking about looks - people expect marathon runners to be extremly thin and long legged.

    but thanks for the encouragement - who knows, stranger things have happened.
     


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