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    What's considered BIG

    some people say i'm big...........some people say im not big but cut.............
    i'm about 195 and 6' 2.......i know its all relative but what's considered BIG....when do you go from the lean cantegory to BIG........

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_general64 View Post
    some people say i'm big...........some people say im not big but cut.............
    i'm about 195 and 6' 2.......i know its all relative but what's considered BIG....when do you go from the lean cantegory to BIG........
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    post a picture. it is hard to say from a height to weight number. You could be very lean.

    Looking at it on paper though, 6'2" and 195lbs is pretty darn skinny. Most guys I know that are over 6' are high 200s and some over 300.
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    I'm 5'11", 204. I'm not big. When dressed normally I look like I might mess around in the gym a bit.

    Off the top of my head, for your height (if you're not a fatty, in good shape), I'd say at 260lbs. - you'd be considered "big" by most people.
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    A lot of people call me big, but I'm only 6 foot, 195. It's all highly subjective. When you're asking the opinions of people on a bodybuilding forum, you would probably have to be well into the 200s before someone considered you big here.
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    Another way to look at this, since anyone that bodybuilds has no objectivity about how they appear - other than maybe photos... is to observe, as you progress, how much smaller others look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_general64 View Post
    some people say i'm big...........some people say im not big but cut.............
    i'm about 195 and 6' 2.......i know its all relative but what's considered BIG....when do you go from the lean cantegory to BIG........
    If you have alow BF% then you can be considered big.

    But to respond to the last other posts, yea, I get accused of taking the easy way out a lot. And its always the out of shape morons that make these false claims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    If you have alow BF% then you can be considered big.

    But to respond to the last other posts, yea, I get accused of taking the easy way out a lot. And its always the out of shape morons that make these false claims.
    I take that as a compliment. When I dropped from 217 to about 210 someone asked me the same question.
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    It completely depends on other factors such as bone structure, BF%, and lean muscle mass.

    I look anorexic at 190. I look pretty lean at 210, and I don't start to look big until I hit 250 or more.

    Then again, big is a completely relative term.
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    Way to subjective a topic.

    At my biggest I was 260+lbs @ 11-12%BF, & 6'4''. I was a good size but certainly not BIG. To me, I would need to add 20lbs to that to be considered BIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    It completely depends on other factors such as bone structure, BF%, and lean muscle mass.

    I look anorexic at 190. I look pretty lean at 210, and I don't start to look big until I hit 250 or more.

    Then again, big is a completely relative term.

    It's amazing how the structure of the human body varies from one person to another. You see people that work out and can immediately spot "physical genetic weaknesses" that would prevent them from ever acheiving the asthetic ideals. It's difficult to see that in your body.

    I realize that my own body is too blocky. I'm thick where the taper points should be narrow - waist, wrists, ankles. My head is way too large (makes my body look smaller). My shoulders too narrow.

    Hey, if you've got a really small skull... it can make your physique look "huge"!
    I'm a "monster", but my head is 30" in diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimSnow View Post
    Another way to look at this, since anyone that bodybuilds has no objectivity about how they appear - other than maybe photos... is to observe, as you progress, how much smaller others look.

    Geesh Gazhole... yer a tiny fooker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_general64 View Post
    some people say i'm big...........some people say im not big but cut.............
    i'm about 195 and 6' 2.......i know its all relative but what's considered BIG....when do you go from the lean cantegory to BIG........
    idk, i don't really care about size, all i care about is going into the gym and making the guy beside me feel like a little bitch when i throw on 100 more lbs than him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimSnow View Post
    It's amazing how the structure of the human body varies from one person to another. You see people that work out and can immediately spot "physical genetic weaknesses" that would prevent them from ever acheiving the asthetic ideals. It's difficult to see that in your body.

    I realize that my own body is too blocky. I'm thick where the taper points should be narrow - waist, wrists, ankles. My head is way too large (makes my body look smaller). My shoulders too narrow.

    Hey, if you've got a really small skull... it can make your physique look "huge"!
    I'm a "monster", but my head is 30" in diameter.


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    I totally agree with the body fat thing too though. I definitely look bigger in clothes than i do with my shirt off, simply because my bodyfat isnt too great and when i have clothes on, people fill in the blanks with their imagination :P.

    And yes Jim, you have a massive head. Freak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwood View Post
    idk, i don't really care about size, all i care about is going into the gym and making the guy beside me feel like a little bitch when i throw on 100 more lbs than him.
    Don't bullshit us with that macho talk. You work out at home. I'm sure you can make your little brother feel like a little bitch though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade View Post
    Don't bullshit us with that macho talk. You work out at home. I'm sure you can make your little brother feel like a little bitch though!
    since when do i workout at home?

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    Lots of people not involved with weight training/lifting etc say, "You're a big guy." Some say, "You're huge." I'm neither at all... 5'10" and 185ish is not big. I'll need to hit at least 200-210ish to look "big" I think. Even then, by some standards it's an average size. Many people are used to kids my age and height weighing between 130-150lbs, which is rediculous...

    It is indeed purely subjective... I feel tiny compared to many people in the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanp156 View Post
    Lots of people not involved with weight training/lifting etc say, "You're a big guy." Some say, "You're huge." I'm neither at all... 5'10" and 185ish is not big. I'll need to hit at least 200-210ish to look "big" I think. Even then, by some standards it's an average size. Many people are used to kids my age and height weighing between 130-150lbs, which is rediculous...

    It is indeed purely subjective... I feel tiny compared to many people in the gym.
    It is purely objective. Let me sum this up for everyone



    If you are considerably bigger than somoene, they will think you are huge. If you are considerably smaller than someone they will think you are small.

    And the word "big" is an ambiguous one.
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    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWGriffin View Post
    It is purely objective. Let me sum this up for everyone



    If you are considerably bigger than somoene, they will think you are huge. If you are considerably smaller than someone they will think you are small.
    That would make things subjective, not objective...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanp156 View Post
    That would make things subjective, not objective...
    ooops, good call.



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    Quote Originally Posted by B40 View Post
    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWGriffin View Post
    ooops, good call.



    The wonderful thing about the english language is that even without proper grammar or punctuation, meaning can be conveyed and discerned.

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    You got the point. Even though I am a dumbass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanp156 View Post
    Lots of people not involved with weight training/lifting etc say, "You're a big guy." Some say, "You're huge." I'm neither at all... 5'10" and 185ish is not big. I'll need to hit at least 200-210ish to look "big" I think. Even then, by some standards it's an average size. Many people are used to kids my age and height weighing between 130-150lbs, which is rediculous...

    It is indeed purely subjective... I feel tiny compared to many people in the gym.
    I agree. It's all about the frame of reference. Anyone who spends alot of time in the gym where the majority of people are above average sized will have a different perception of "big" than some random dude on the street.

    Also, there's alot to do with bodily proportions, as JimSnow pointed out. My head is huge too and that makes my body look smaller (when I am standing alone) even though I could shadow some of my friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_general64 View Post
    some people say i'm big...........some people say im not big but cut.............
    i'm about 195 and 6' 2.......i know its all relative but what's considered BIG....when do you go from the lean cantegory to BIG........
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    I think its all in your head, or other people's heads.

    People think I'm big, and I know I'm not big, but I think I look big sometimes.

    And I'm 6"2, 180 lbs. how the hell can I look big?

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