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    What's a good weight??


    I have been kicking around the idea of doing a show...in the future.

    I was wondering at 5'7" what weight should a guy come in at and not look "skinny".

    I can not stand that Etheopian look, (no offense to any Etheopians out there).
    I have just seen so many guys just look skinny,with some muscle, rather than muscular and LEAN.

    I am 5'7" have been really lean @ 145, looked good, just small. I am now 188 and probebly 10% or so.

    So in a typical local type show, what do you thnk a guy that looks good weighs at 5'7"???

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    good weight to not look skinny at 5'7 IMO is 198 top of the light heavy weights
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    And that's 198 @ 4-6% BF too remember. So a goal of off season weight would be what... 220 - 230?

    What did you cut down from Glen?

    EDIT: Found it right here - Bobo's clients photo log:
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    what about mediem weight or even light weight guys? Sometime they look better then light heavies IMO..

    I am also wondering what glen came in at and also his height. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by refrieddreams
    what about mediem weight or even light weight guys? Sometime they look better then light heavies IMO..

    I am also wondering what glen came in at and also his height. Thanks
    See my edit above --
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    glen's 5'8 came in 179 (which ****ed him because he was 3 pounds over the limit for middleweights)

    you asked what i (anyone) think is not skinny at that height .. to me that height would be a top light heavy .. i should have been a middle weight but screwed up just a bit and was too carbed too early .. of course at 179 and 5% bf at 5'8 i didn't look skinny to anyone at all .. except myself and definitely the judges since i was standing next to all light heavies lol

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    It depends on your shape and what muscle you have on your frame.. I think I look the same at 169-171 as I do now, just leaner..
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    also alot of guys in the gym that look hard think that they only have to lose 10-15 lbs to be in contest shape, that ain't the way it goes you take a hard dense pretty cut up guy and get him down to 4% and take all the water out him and we'll see what the definition of real muscle tissue is
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    Hey glen, do you think coming in at show condition at 198 at 6' would be too skinny?
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    Everyone carries the weight differently, 198 might look good on one 6ft guy but look ****ty on another. You shouldn't diet for a show aiming to make a certain weigt unless you have done enough shows to be certain at what you will come in around. A lot of times people try to play the size game and come in soft and smooth. Judges don't care how much you weigh, they can give a **** less. Bodybuilding is a visual sport and all that matters is what you look like, stats are irrelevent on stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Dawg
    Hey glen, do you think coming in at show condition at 198 at 6' would be too skinny?
    well i know what your body's like nate and no i don't think it would be too skinny at all .. i mean ideally you'd probably want to be 220ish but trust me you won't look skinny at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRserge
    Everyone carries the weight differently, 198 might look good on one 6ft guy but look ****ty on another. You shouldn't diet for a show aiming to make a certain weigt unless you have done enough shows to be certain at what you will come in around. A lot of times people try to play the size game and come in soft and smooth. Judges don't care how much you weigh, they can give a **** less. Bodybuilding is a visual sport and all that matters is what you look like, stats are irrelevent on stage.
    Damn good post!
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    My goal is to eventually get up to 220 and be around 6-7%, thats gonna be a long rocky road though lol, but Im slowly chugging along
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRserge
    Everyone carries the weight differently, 198 might look good on one 6ft guy but look ****ty on another. You shouldn't diet for a show aiming to make a certain weigt unless you have done enough shows to be certain at what you will come in around. A lot of times people try to play the size game and come in soft and smooth. Judges don't care how much you weigh, they can give a **** less. Bodybuilding is a visual sport and all that matters is what you look like, stats are irrelevent on stage.
    Emphasis on the parts that need it...

    Even when you get to however "big" you wanna compete at, how are you so sure you'll be that size when you dial it in? I say **** all if size is the main worry..
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    Thanks guys, I guess I am dieting now, and haven't weighed in in a long time, I was just going by my waist size and mirror to see if I am getting results.

    I was very surprised when I did wheigh in @ 188. I thought I would be lighter by now. So I am very pleased, I just train alone and in a gym with a bunch of fat guys, so getting something to compare myself to is tough.

    I agree that the weight shouldn't matter, that is why I hardly ever step on the scale.
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    you're right on refried i completely agree about weight being relatively irrelevant .. i just threw some numbers out there to try to answer your question
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    No, thanks man. So do you think you were too light at 179, we are almost the same height?

    I am tottaly natty BTW, so far.
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    no i don't think i was too light at all .. just too light to compete as a light heavy .. i SHOULD have been 3 pounds lighter so i could have been a middleweight

    being 5'8 and weighing 176 at a LEGIT 4% looks impressively large
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenihan
    good weight to not look skinny at 5'7 IMO is 198 top of the light heavy weights
    Thanks lol I gotta come in around 215ish or I'm gonna look ethiopianish.
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    yup you're a skinny bitch bohica .. nothing i can do about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenihan
    yup you're a skinny bitch bohica .. nothing i can do about it
    Least this skinny bitch has bigger calves than you
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    hey its not my fault kate moss has a bigger chest than you
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    That's it, I'm sending my bat after you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpetefox
    It depends on your shape and what muscle you have on your frame.. I think I look the same at 169-171 as I do now, just leaner..
    how much are you now?
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    i believe pete is around 205ish now .. could be wrong though
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    I appreciate the guesstimate, but I'm hovering around 198-202 right now.. Abit of a bump in protein and EFA's I should be around 205 again..
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    I agree with alot of the other posts. 2 guys 5' 7" 190 at 5%bp can look totally different.

    my brother and I are the same height. but are weights at same bf are totally different. He is lighter than me. He has always been lean and muscular medium build. Me I am a neanderthal very large shoulders and bones..protruding brow..lol..if we both weighed 220 he would look a lot bigger than I .. best of luck if you decide to do it...I am sure you would do well refried..
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    just curious, at 5ft9 around 210 competition would this do well, i know the weight is semi-relevant but hey, its something to compare to.
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    At 5'7 and shredded, you're looking pretty big once you get over 180lbs IMO.

    I know this guy, Tad Inoue, and he came in at 5'7" and 191lbs (Border States 2005) at this competition--and he has an average BBer waist, too....nothing Melvin Anthony-ish by any means.

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    yes i agree
  

  
 

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