What's a good weight??
- 09-26-2005, 02:43 PM
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"???
- 09-26-2005, 03:26 PM
09-26-2005, 04:25 PM
09-26-2005, 05:14 PM
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
09-26-2005, 05:37 PM
09-26-2005, 08:19 PM
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
live and learn
09-26-2005, 11:53 PM
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..
09-27-2005, 06:02 PM
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
09-27-2005, 09:45 PM
09-27-2005, 09:58 PM
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.
09-27-2005, 11:10 PM
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 allOriginally Posted by Nate Dawg
09-27-2005, 11:30 PM
09-27-2005, 11:32 PM
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
09-28-2005, 02:25 AM
Emphasis on the parts that need it...Originally Posted by IRserge
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..
09-28-2005, 01:10 PM
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.
09-28-2005, 01:11 PM
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
09-28-2005, 01:15 PM
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.
09-28-2005, 03:01 PM
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
09-28-2005, 07:34 PM
10-03-2005, 03:02 PM
Thanks lol I gotta come in around 215ish or I'm gonna look ethiopianish.Originally Posted by glenihan
10-03-2005, 07:43 PM
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10-03-2005, 07:48 PM
10-03-2005, 09:28 PM
10-05-2005, 08:40 PM
10-10-2005, 05:08 AM
10-10-2005, 08:02 AM
10-10-2005, 10:22 PM
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..
10-13-2005, 10:31 AM
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..
10-13-2005, 01:24 PM
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