Do you ever feel like you have accumulated a very distorted self-image over years of training, just because we see ourselves in the mirror everyday but never next to the people we interact with?
I've been getting a lot more comments on my size than ever before recently and just honestly don't see myself as a big guy. Random skaters on the street: "dude you're huge!" Friends and family I haven't seen for awhile. People even making jokes to whenever there's heavy objects that need to be moved.
That was all fine and dandy and I chalked it up to the fact that compared to average population...sure I'm a big guy. But then it really messed with my head this week when I was forced to train at a commercial gym for the first time in a few years.
Some dude picked me out of a crowded gym to spot me on bench. And then I'll get guys approaching me asking how to grow their biceps or something. Thing is, these comments are coming from dudes I mentally see as bigger than me!! So my first thought is always "da fuck?!"
Anyone else experience this?
TLDR: apparently I'm bigger than dudes I still perceive as being bigger than me. Anyone else experience this?