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Why Do You Still Feel Small?


#1

no matter how much i grow i still feel like im not big.

compared to a pro bodybuilder im not big this is true.

compared to most people and even most people i see in the gym im huge, but why dont i feel big enough is this normal?

is it normal to look down at 18inch arms and see 14s still?


#2

story of my life. ill never be satisfied til im "holy fuck, does he eat children?" big. even if ive gotta be in "full house" mode.


#3

It's pretty much a pseudo-mental condition a lot of people in the iron game get. Called "bigorexia".


#4

Doubt it. Because when most people consider you "Holy fuck, does he eat children?" you'll still be nit-picking and over-obsessing about imbalances, your weight, etc.

And that's what makes us different from everyone else.


#5

There is always someone bigger, leaner, and stronger.

I wouldnt say it is "bogorexia," id leave that* term for guys like Gregg Valentino.

Its just wanting to be better, I would guess, which is good


#6

I feel small because I've stood next to Ronnie Coleman.


#7

I notice it's a lot easier to be happy with how you look when you are leaner. Even when I was nearly 300 pounds I felt small, but at 265 and much much leaner I feel much more satisfied.


#8

Because I am.


#9

Because no matter how wide I get, I'll still only be 5'6".


#10

I hear ya, at 6'3 250 im usually the biggest guy wherever i go, but i still feel waaaaaay too small for my liking, to the point where its frustrating. Even though i get compliments all the time from "Average" people, its like it doesnt mean anything because there definition of big is anyone over 200 lbs who isnt a fat fuck.


#11

I would have guessed the last time you felt "small" was about 10 years ago....and yeah i know how old you are

I agree, being big and lean beats being slightly bigger but somewhat soft anyday.


#12

just as there are magnitudes to every other mental condition, there are to bigorexia as well


#13

I made this thread about 6 months ago... but yeah i agree i always feel small, partly because i am, but i've always been the biggest guy in my group of friends and friends of friends.

But when you step into this site, u realise your built like a little girl and it forces you to hit the gym and train ur ass off!!!


#14

Why Do You Still Feel Small?

Because I'm not 250lbs yet.

And when I get to 250lbs, it'll be because I'm not 280lbs


#15

i bet if you could go back in time and show your small self what you look like now you would think you were massive.


#16

Ive thought this very same thing. Im sure i would, 80 lbs is a huge difference. Your small self was probably too uneducated when it comes to bodybuilding to realize what "big" truly is though


#17

WHOA!

check you out calling the OP fat.

:wink:


#18

Pretty much this


#19

I know I actually feel pretty jacked at 225lbs, then again I'm a manlet at 5'7 so wtf do I know?


#20

i have gotten pretty chunkie im like 240 and for sure over 20%bf