6ft8 293 pounds
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Last edited by mmorpheuss; 04-29-2005 at 12:04 PM. Reason: because wow that was not there 5 seconds ago
- 04-29-2005, 12:11 PM
Tall ass mofo. Not to be stereotypical, but do you ball? I'm sure your size would be to your advantage.
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04-29-2005, 06:33 PM
Thank you for realizing that. I'm 6'6'' and my bench/squat is not my strong point....i have long arms/legs....Originally Posted by mmorpheuss
05-02-2005, 07:23 AM
us tall guys have alot more ways to travel than shorter people...plus, I dont care who says it, but doing squats is alot different form for taller guys. I'm 6'7" and unless I do really wide stance squats, it is almost impossible for me to get correct form...Originally Posted by James007
05-02-2005, 09:04 AM
05-02-2005, 09:22 AM
man ill tell you.... it is a lot different when you have a long way to go.... on most of my other leg exercises i do go heavy... like leg presses i am at 700-800 lbs.... the squat is a hard one cause i am trying to keep my form correct.. as opposed to putting on a ton of weight and sacrificing it... it is way hard for tall cats to keep our form... I AM NOT TRYING TO BLOW OUT MY BACK!! having said that even on my bench press that is still a long way to go down and up... but.. i am not one too complain i just keep pumping... still not too many dudes in my gym putting up that kind of weight... too put it all in perspective.. shrink my mass onto a 5 ft 9 frame.... that would be ugly... but i am 6ft8 so i gotta keep working.. thanks for the words though... and the wheels are coming along....
05-02-2005, 09:42 AM
When it comes to bodybuilding... being tall is definitely no advantage.
Actually. It ****ing sucks!
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05-02-2005, 02:19 PM
Yeah, Im 6'1''. Not that tall, but squats are def my weak point, since i have longer legs. But i could care less, i wouldnt trade my height for anything.
05-02-2005, 02:22 PM
Oddly enough, I find squating much easier than benching. Always have.
Granted, once you get past a certain weight it all becomes difficult but by in large... squats are easier for me.
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05-03-2005, 08:43 PM
Originally Posted by chasec
lol well I don't know about all that....I am 5'7" and hung like a field mouse on a cold day....but for some reason women LOVE ME! I don't know maybe its a pity thing, but I am not complaining, lol
05-03-2005, 09:44 PM
Originally Posted by James007
Nahh I dont' see anything wrong with it. Some people are just better at benching than squatting. Even some powerlifters bench is close to or the same as their squat.
05-04-2005, 03:37 PM
Dead is probably the hardest exercise for me (6'3"), I have really long thighs so it is hard to keep the back straight in the lower part of the movement.
And good job for concentrating on form
05-04-2005, 03:48 PM
hey bro- do youdo dips or deadlifts???Originally Posted by 6ft8monster
I am tall as well, 6'4, and I love dips and deadlifts- us taller guys can do better on those than the squat and bench, at least I can.
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05-11-2005, 10:03 PM
I see the problem....james007 is being a smartass...AGAINOriginally Posted by James007
Anyway, I'd like to ask if he does/has worked out squats as hard as bench b/c at 6'8" i'm sure's tough (IF he's all legs). However, there are some pretty damn big/tall PLers with huge squats....
05-12-2005, 03:29 AM
im 6ft3 my dead is stronger than my bench or squat(parrell)
in arnold book he advised front squats for taller people. there workign for me and ive boticed a great improvement in the outer sweep of my thighs since ive been doing them.
05-16-2005, 03:12 PM
With regards to the squat, think about it this way:
a 5'10 180lb guy could have maybe a 200 bench and 250squat. However you need to add ~150lbs to the squat weight to account for the bodyweight he has to lift= 400lbs.
With the 6'8 300lb guy who has a 400 bench and 315squat you need to consider the extra ~250lbs he needs to lift when he squats, leaving a total mass of 565lbs.
Add that to the fact he has a ROM about 6" longer than most guys and thats why his squat is lower.
05-16-2005, 04:08 PM
His arms are also longer, retardo boy. Get your gay ass picture off this board and stop embarassing yourself. What the **** do any of your statistics have anything to do with benching more than you squat?
Please go crawl into a hole and don't come back.
05-16-2005, 06:35 PM
It's the appendage ratio's (in length) that make a difference. It just so happens that most tall people tend to have unproportionately long arms and legs....
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05-16-2005, 09:05 PM
I'm 6'3 and I also second that motion. Anyone who tries to play the "i'm tall i can't squat" bull**** will be called out. You can squat, you just don't want to, lazy ****.
05-17-2005, 02:21 AM
Yeah, but he doesnt have to push an extra 200lbs bodyweight when he benches.Originally Posted by James007
And I do not appreciate the rest of your post. If you have a problem with me fine, but at least PM me and let me know why.
05-17-2005, 03:57 AM
I agree with what you are saying but damn, you are harsh.Originally Posted by James007
Dont knock the guys pics man, he is trying.. We can't all be Ronnie..
05-17-2005, 04:13 AM
He can't PM...you just have to deal with him like the rest of us do hahahaaOriginally Posted by meathead1987
But, i agree with his point.
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