being tall sucks
- 01-18-2013, 12:50 PM
- 01-18-2013, 01:04 PM
01-18-2013, 01:11 PM
01-18-2013, 02:14 PM
6'3" here, and it sucks at the beginning, but you get used to it. There are a few guys on here who are 6'5 and upwards of 6'9. I can't imagine being 6'9 for any reason, lol (no offense, bud).
Plus 6'3 is pretty much the perfect height, so you can't really complain
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01-18-2013, 04:45 PM
01-18-2013, 04:54 PM
Where's DJ Beanpole with some feedback?
01-18-2013, 05:06 PM
Pitcher I played with was 6'8-6'9 he hated maxing for squats. Even the squat racks top notch wasn't comfortably high enough for him
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01-18-2013, 06:13 PM
01-20-2013, 05:04 AM
You think 6'3" is tall? AHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
But yea I feel you bro. Height definitely has distinct DISADVANTAGE when it comes to most exercises. The ROM for us on squats, deads, and benchpress is just atrocious. Especially on HEAVY squat day I felt like I could have written a book during the time it took for me to actually get to parallel and then come back up...
Back in my powerlifting days my coach always tried to make me see the benefit to it though. He said that some of the best deadlifters he knew were taller guys because they had longer tendons/ligaments and could take on a heavier load... or move lighter load through a greater distance.
If you go back to really REALLY basic physics with our old friend F=MA you can see that its requires a **** ton more energy to deadlift 225 from ground to lockout in 1.5-2ft that deadlift 225 with a ROM of less than a foot. My coach told me on the day I hit my deadlift PR of 440lbs that in order for him to equal out the same amount of work I did moving 440lbs through almost 2ft of motion he'd have to lift upwards of 700+lbs or something.
I have no idea if he was actually on to something or not. I just know that our ROM sucks, and while we might not pack on the mass as easily as the shorter, squattier gents... we are certainly doing our fair share of work!
01-20-2013, 05:05 AM
I'm wondering about the other tall men reading this thread... are you guys attracted to extremely short women? The tallest woman I ever dated was 5'11 and that didn't even last too long. They've always been 5'5 or under. My wife is 5'2... on a good day.
01-20-2013, 05:07 AM
01-20-2013, 10:37 AM
I can't feel too bad for you guys about being tall, sorry! So squats and deads are tough, but at least you can reach the top shelf. I have stools all over my house....it sucks!
01-20-2013, 11:36 AM
01-20-2013, 01:10 PM
As someone who is 5 foot 8, with small hands, and plays basketball very competively, I can say I envy tall people sometimes. Nothing sucks worse than putting a great move on a guy, blowing by him, and having him reach over you from behind and block your shot from a crazy angle because hes a foot taller than you.
01-20-2013, 01:18 PM
I am 6'4 and hate them. My upper torso is long and I feel I tend to lean over too much on my decent. Its hard to correct too. I have been doing more front squats and that seems to help the issue with the back.
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01-20-2013, 09:36 PM
We can't drive sports cars. We can't buy clothes off the rack (with the exception of jeans from The Buckle), I have to order shoes online since retailers don't have 16s at most stores, I had to special-order my scrubs since the "tall size" was only available as special order... and thats just for starters.
The only positives I've sound so for about being tall is you are the first to know if its raining and wearing a shirt that says "You Must Be ThiS Tall To Ride This Ride <------->" actually has some merit for weeding the shorties out.
01-20-2013, 11:04 PM
Oh you poor whiny bastards!!!! Try being 5'7" when you're going out trying to get laid and all the chicks in heels are the same height as you! Ya gotta have some serious skills to pull that off...so I don't wanna hear your crying about pants shopping for F sake!!!!
01-20-2013, 11:08 PM
01-20-2013, 11:30 PM
01-21-2013, 12:20 AM
haha this thread made me lol . i only made it as a joke . i actually really love squatting but just hate it after leaving the gym .
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01-23-2013, 09:38 PM
well here my story Iam 6ft so not as tall as you BUT I used to hate squats injured my back once on them , could't deadlift I had problem passing my knee on the way down... I always said my body is not meant to squat or deadlift etc.... anyways couple months ago I learned that my form was bad and now I LOVE squats and deadlifs.... I cant wait to do them FYI I do front squats and deadlift smae workout love it
01-23-2013, 09:40 PM
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