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How Big is Too Big?


#1

General question.

Let's see where this goes.


#2

I don't think there's any such thing as "too big".

There's bigger than I want to be. That photo is bigger than I want to be. I prefer the size of Don Howorth or Larry Scott.

  • skinny newb who doesn't want to get too big

#3

Well, this interpretation depends on the persons height. If your 5 ft. to 5 -8 you can be too big and look like a buffed little person. (I'm 5'8 keep in mind) So for me personally there is a point which is too big for my height, and I'll look like a super He-Man gnomish troll. That being said if your 5-9 to 6-5 I think you can afford to gain more size before your proportions are "Migified" lol.


#4

Ideal for me


#5

Too big is bigger than I will ever be, so I don't worry about it.


#6

straight natural ^^


#7

When it affects your everyday life..


#8

I would like to avoid a natural vs unnatural debate at all costs.

That is what ALL threads seem to fall into.

No one cares if you do or don't want to use steroids.


#9

To get really big REQUIRES you to make it a large part of your life.


#10

Natural Vs. Unnatural is irrelevant.


#11

I agree about height being an important factor.

Personally I think that once you reach a certain size you have to begin to compromise in other "athletic" areas of your life, things like agility, the ability to sprint for a bus or climb a wall or go on a long hike without getting too winded.

I want to get as big as I can while having a minimal impact on these other areas, and I think for my height (6'2") 220lbs lean would be ideal. I don't intend on ever getting bigger than that myself, but I wouldn't call someone else who was bigger TOO big. Each to their own I say, get to whatever size makes you happy, though I really don't see the appeal of getting to a size where personal hygiene becomes a challenge.


#12

I'm sure he meant it in the sense of not being able to do certain activities of daily living. (ex: can't wipe own ass)


#13

Please let HIM answer that though.

I want to know what HE thinks, not what other people think he thinks.


#14

I mean think about it...me with 22in Arms, neck and calves equally @ 5'8 that would be too big.


#15

When you are out of breath 24/7.
When you can't wipe your own ass.
When you have the cardiovascular health/endurance of an unhealthily overweight person.
When Rich Piana sees you and says "Fuck, you're huge!"


#16

This to me is about ideal, Dan Green one of the best powerlifters to ever live....also an amazing physique.

The density is unreal.

I believe he is around 230-240 here.

Dez would know better than me.


#17

If I could be shredded at 5'8 near or around 190 with 18 inch arms and a less than 30 inch waist this would be ideal for me.

I don't want to be Olympia big. That shit is ridiculous and super unattractive to me. I want to be much bigger than the average pussy pulling physique though for sure.


#18

His delts almost look syntholed they stand out so much.


#19

But really, the question isn't "what is ideal to you"...it is really just "what is TOO BIG"...FOR YOU....FOR SOCIETY...FOR YOUR PARENTS...FOR YOUR GIRL AND WHY?


#20

That is synthol...and I try to stay away from that debate.