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Tall Bodybuilders/Athletes?

Hey all,

I have been lurking around on here for awhile now. Right now I am busy losing weight as fast as possible as I am currently way, way overweight. It is going well, but I could use some additional motivation.

I was wondering if you guys knew of any athletic looking bodybuilders or athletes that are around 6’4" that I could look to for motivation. I want to print out some pics of guys that I would like to look like and post them on my fridge and all my cabinets. I think I’ll also put a couple in my car since thats where I tend to break down at. The big thing though is to put one by my alarm clock so I get my lazy rear out of bed in the morning and go lift.

Thanks in advance,

-BakerStreet

Gunther Schleikercamp(spelling). He does tons of flyes to get a huge chest!

Hey Bakerstreet,

Check out this story from yesterday’s NY Times. It doesn’t give a whole lot of info, but it was motivating for me…

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2006/04/05/nyregion/20060405_LENS_AUDIOSS.html?th&emc=th

Audio Slide Show: Benching Toward Perfection

A 6-foot-7 construction worker from Northport, N.Y., dreams of being the next champion bodybuilder in the super heavyweight category.

[quote]Bakerstreet wrote:
Hey all,

I have been lurking around on here for awhile now. Right now I am busy losing weight as fast as possible as I am currently way, way overweight. It is going well, but I could use some additional motivation.

I was wondering if you guys knew of any athletic looking bodybuilders or athletes that are around 6’4" that I could look to for motivation. I want to print out some pics of guys that I would like to look like and post them on my fridge and all my cabinets. I think I’ll also put a couple in my car since thats where I tend to break down at. The big thing though is to put one by my alarm clock so I get my lazy rear out of bed in the morning and go lift.

Thanks in advance,

-BakerStreet[/quote]

Lou Ferrigno is 6’5"

A semi-realted topic: I’d give a listen to the T-Radio interview that Chris Shugart did with Eric Cressey. Cressey talked about some ideas for training taller athletes.

Other than that, I can suggest Paul Dillet. He’s a big, bad, mammer jammer.

Thanks for the replies.

I forgot about Lou. Also that NYtimes article is very cool. I’ll make sure to checkout that Cressey interview as well. Other than that I’ll keep searching around for 6 foot somethings to look eye to eye with.

Thanks again.

Most of the top strongman competitors are between 6’2" and 6’6"

[quote]rohay wrote:
Hey Bakerstreet,

Check out this story from yesterday’s NY Times. It doesn’t give a whole lot of info, but it was motivating for me…

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2006/04/05/nyregion/20060405_LENS_AUDIOSS.html?th&emc=th

Audio Slide Show: Benching Toward Perfection

A 6-foot-7 construction worker from Northport, N.Y., dreams of being the next champion bodybuilder in the super heavyweight category.
[/quote]

Did they say how much he weighed? Did I miss it?

I like “the Rocks” physique and he’s about 6’5"

[quote]rrjc5488 wrote:
rohay wrote:
Hey Bakerstreet,

Check out this story from yesterday’s NY Times. It doesn’t give a whole lot of info, but it was motivating for me…

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2006/04/05/nyregion/20060405_LENS_AUDIOSS.html?th&emc=th

Audio Slide Show: Benching Toward Perfection

A 6-foot-7 construction worker from Northport, N.Y., dreams of being the next champion bodybuilder in the super heavyweight category.

Did they say how much he weighed? Did I miss it?
[/quote]

From the last pic I’m guessing about 265-275… I’m 6’6"… just comparing him to me cause I’m about 265 but not quite as lean.

Honestly, 6-4 isn’t that tall. That’s a little guy in our world - although I’ve trained six guys who are 6-10 or above in the past three years. :wink:

www.ericcressey.com

Noah steere. 6-6 335


This guy is an English Football player called peter CROUCH, the funny thing is he’s six foot seven; don’t let the prof see this picture, old crouchy needs to eat.

Not the best fighter in MMA but pretty damn impressive build for a fighter that is 6’8"
FF

[quote]matsm21 wrote:
Noah steere. 6-6 335[/quote]

Is it just me or does his head look too small for his body?

Bullpup

[quote]bullpup wrote:
matsm21 wrote:
Noah steere. 6-6 335

Is it just me or does his head look too small for his body?

Bullpup[/quote]

Looks fine to me. That’s one big mother.

Ralf Moeller, former Mr. Universe and actor, played Hagan in Galdiator also was in Universal Soldier and The Scorpion King.

I think he’s about 6’5 not sure.

Awesome. Thanks for all the replies. This will be a big help. I made it to the gym everyday this week…pretty happy with myself. Its been atleast 4 months since I could say that. :stuck_out_tongue:


Nice one Bakerstreet, here’s another pic of Big Ralf on the set of Gladiator.

[quote]stiggg wrote:
Nice one Bakerstreet, here’s another pic of Big Ralf on the set of Gladiator.[/quote]

I’ve always wondered who that guy was.