[quote]Professor X wrote:
maybe i mis-spoke. i am not saying that i am one of the dumbass lifters worrying about getting “huge” ect. i am just pointing out the fact that when i was 140 pounds starting out 190 seemed huge. now that i am on the verge of 190 it seems small and 215 seems huge. but what then?
i am not limiting my growth or calling your aspirations of strenth and size a mental disorder, i am just curious if others have some of the same notions as i do.
Size is relative. Any time you get bigger, “big” isn’t so “big” anymore. I’m not really trying to put on much more size, however, I think much of that has to do with my surroundings. I don’t live in a community that is geared towards bodybuilding like Miami is, Cali or even the way Houston is in some areas. If there were larger people around really into competitions, maybe my goals would change. I would say that in general perception, 190lbs isn’t huge. I am sure most people would associate “huge” with someone being over 220lbs at average height (as in around 6 feet tall or less). Anything lighter than that may fall into “big” to most people. When I weighed 150lbs, anyone bigger than me was “big”. My original goal was to just get as big as my cousin was and he weighed about 180lbs. He looks small to me now.
To the general public, anyone over 220lbs and muscular is a beast. They generally can’t perceive weight much beyond that unless they are really into bodybuilding. Once you get around 240-250lbs, they lose any sense of how weight relates to muscle mass.[/quote]
So true, someone called me huge the other day in the gym and I turned around to see if someone was standing behind me, at 220-230 (ish) I feel so small, esp compared to some of the other guys on the team, and when I lean down to 210 or 215 for playing weight I’m going to feel like a twig.
It’s such a weird balance, geting bigger, leaning out, granted i’ve never been as strong as I am right now in my life, but I always feel as if I’m never where I need to be, I’m always just a few steps away. Maybe that’s what’s keeping me modivated?