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2005/08/02 15:17:33 (permalink)
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this question is for tall people

im 6ft4" tall and it just seems to take forever to notice gains, what i mean is i want to look bulked up in muscle mass not fat , but it seems like its gonna take years and years, im just intrested in all u tall people s stats and how long it took u to get there, these r my stats and personaly i think it looks crappy with my height.

weight 14st2lb

chest 42"

biceps 15.5

forarms 12"

waist 35"

thigh 23.5"

calves 14" for me to look big with muscle mass not fat that seems like its gonna take years and years, unless i take othere alternatives if u know what i mean, lol
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    cu3ed
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/02 15:37:53 (permalink)
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    How long have you been traing for!?
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/02 18:14:24 (permalink)
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    ive trained for about 2 1/2 years now, but i must confess not all of this time is with the best of diets, and i know people say diet is the key and i do agree the diet has to b right, over this past 7 months my diet has been the best its been, and i have made gains but the gains i want where talking inches all over not mms, so i have to b realistic to myself, to get inches all over im looking at years of natural training or i take the other route to meet my goals, these r the kind of gains i want and i cant c someone of my height getting like this unless using steroids. http://www.teenbodybuilding.com/teenam.htm
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/02 18:23:55 (permalink)
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    Looks liek you have very similar stats to me on pretty much every measurement, although i have only been training seriously since january and i've been concentrating on cutting. Have just started bulking so will be able to give you a better picture in a few months. I still think i look bigger than the majority of the public so you should also.
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/02 18:36:24 (permalink)
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    i dont feel i look bigger than the mejority of the public, maybe my stats on someone of 5ft9" tall is bigger than average, but someone of my height at 6ft4" tall is nothing for people to look at in amazement. but thats just my feelings, but yea like u say it depends how long it took me to get to my size and after 2 1/2 years i dont feel its at all good, maybe for 7 months training yea, but not over 2 years. im just intrested if your the same height as me do u have any pics im just curiouse?
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/02 19:10:08 (permalink)
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    the best step for you to take is to maybe show us your traing what you do each day etc and let us take alook at it, could be youre not doing enough or youre doing to much either way we need to see and rule that possibility out.

    That link you provided i wouldnt trust as a natural teen, for all we know hes been taking test since he was 16, we odnt know what his background is so theirs little reason to aspire to his physique.
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/02 19:27:22 (permalink)
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    ok training routine

    monday chest and tricep

    flat db press warm up set 20k 15reps

    32kg 10 reps

    35kg 10 reps

    40kg 5 reps

    then 1 set of seated press machine 70kg

    tricep 3 sets scull crushers

    2 sets weighted dips current weight 10 reps 12kg 8 reps 15kg

    tuesday legs

    5 sets legg press cant do squats at the moment back trouble

    5 sets leg extentions

    3 sets calves raises

    wensday day off

    thursday shoulders

    4 sets standing military press

    3 sets side raises

    3 sets shoulder shrugs

    friday back and biceps

    4 sets including warm up bent over rows

    3 sets lat pulldowns with v bar

    finish up on lat machine

    biceps 4 sets seated which includes

    17kg 12reps
    18.5 kg 10 reps

    22.5 kg 9 reps

    25kg for 5 reps
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/04 23:30:25 (permalink)
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    I think that sound like a good routine. i had the same problem too. took me like ten yrs of trainin to feel like im in proportion (and im only 6ft 2). but what you forget is what the general public are like. if you look at someones arms that have never trained they are real scrawny, you forget how much mass you actually do have. all i would suggest is eating big, lifting big dont go above 8 reps and stick with compond exercises (bench,squat,dealift). if you do this regular with the goal of improving strength slowly but surely you ll get there.
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/05 00:02:10 (permalink)
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    I got some pics, but their not great. You only really notice that your bigger when your standing next to an "average" person. Any body part that is in proportion with you at 6'4 is gunna be much bigger than a body part in proportion at 5'6 or something.
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/05 13:28:52 (permalink)
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    Im 6 foot 4 also...

    Biceps are 16 inches+...

    Waist is 34-36 ish...

    Not sure on the rest TBH... I've been training for 8 months. Do you have skinny shoulders? Im pretty stocky even for my height luckily.

    What do you bench?

    Im 94Kg (ish) at the mo (207 pounds) 14st 11 pounds?

    "Hope is the admitance of doubt" Me :)
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/06 02:37:31 (permalink)
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    my stats. i've been training for 8months

    6.1ft 190lbs(average daily)
    arms-15
    chest-37
    calves-15
    forearms-12.3
    legs-25
    neck-15.3
    wrist-7.5
    waist-33.5

    (i've proberly improved a bit since these are 2months old)

    lifts;

    bench press- 65kg-8
    squat- 70kg-20
    deadlift- 90kg-6
    barbell curl- 25kg-5
    skull crushers-20kg-7
    lateral raises- 10kg-10
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/09 12:37:16 (permalink)
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    My brother is the same height as you, 6'4. Also been training the same amount of time, a little over 2 years.

    He's an easy gainer. In a bit over 2 years training he has achieved 18" upper arms with a 30" waist. I don't know his other measurements.

    Anyway...

    Mate you think it will take you years and years to get a decent physique? Yeah no kidding! Join the club lol. Most of us aren't easy gainers. No matter how tall we are, it takes most of us bloody ages to get a physique worth writing home about. That's the way of things, sadly!

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    ministergold
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/09 12:45:44 (permalink)
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    i know i know. when i started out i knew it will take ages-most people who i know only started because they thought they'd grow instantly but they never and then they quit. oh well the more gym for me then.

    lifts;

    bench press- 65kg-8
    squat- 70kg-20
    deadlift- 90kg-6
    barbell curl- 25kg-5
    skull crushers-20kg-7
    lateral raises- 10kg-10
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/09 17:22:28 (permalink)
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    I'm 6'3 (and a hlfa to be exact) tall and was until recently of the same opinion, is it going to take ages, literally? but you have to look at how you are and how you were, thats what doesit for me anyway.

    to answer your post

    6'3
    31w
    41c
    15.5 bi
    23' thigh

    Diet and keeping your routine fresh is the key IMO - but we are all different and thats why it takes time, working out what your body will react to.

    Keep up the work and dedication and it should pay off.
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/10 00:16:49 (permalink)
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    eyup mate im 6ft 3 and ive bin training natural for 2year

    my stats are

    i weigh 16st 11

    biceps 17.3inch

    calf just under 18inch

    chest 45ish inch

    26inch quads n hams

    my bfats 15%

    dont no bout the rest i just use the mirror mainly

    i no exactly where ure cumin from mate i feel just the same is being tall actualy good 4 owt, it just seems like a disadvantage 2me , but all u have 2do is keep focused and dertimined and ull get there, then u can b even more proud of ur acheivments even with this disadvantage well thats wot i think anyway , u just gotta eat and train big 2 get big, keep focused mate
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/10 02:47:32 (permalink)
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    Your curret routine is not geared towards gaining mass. Change your routine to lower reps and more weight. 5x5 on all the big movements is a good place to start. This is what I'm doing right now. I don't do much for legs at the moment. My diet is crap but I've put on some good weight with this routine, however, the type of lifts are diferent from week to week.


    BB bench 5x5 (not including warm up sets on all workouts)
    Incline DB or machine 5x5
    Heavy Incline flys or Pec dec 3x8
    *
    Weighted chins 5x5
    seated rows 5x5
    One arm lat pull 3x8
    Deads 5x5
    *
    Shoulder press 3x8
    Upright rows3x8
    Lateral raises
    Shrugs or incline shrugs 3x8
    Face pulls 3x8
    *
    CG bench (heavy on smithy) 4x6-8
    Weighted dips 4x8-10
    V grip pully 4x8-10 or reverse grip pully
    *
    Preacher Machine 2 drop sets to failure
    Wide grip BB 4x6-8
    Incline Curls 3x6-8


    6-1" (sorry not as tall as you)
    203 lbs about 13% BF
    17 1/2" bi
    14 1/2 " forearm
    32-33" waist
    don't know my chest size but the bench is 355 lbs.
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/10 02:51:56 (permalink)
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    Sorry, thats not all on the same day.

    Tuesday: Chest and Bi's
    Wednesday: Shoulders and Tri's
    Thursday: Off
    Friday: Back and Bi's
    Saturday: Legs and Forearms
    Sunday and Monday: Off

    And the only supp I take is protein and some times creatine. And eat like a horse.
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/10 10:18:29 (permalink)
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    u havent got to be disheartend bout being tall, u can still do it if u put in the effort and stay dertimend,look at this proof that it can be done ,

    the incredible hulk (lou ferringo 6ft5tall)

    ralph moller 6ft4tall

    gunter schilerkamp 6ft2

    arnie swarsenegger 6ft2

    im sure theres more tall lads that have done it but i cant think of no more off hand , wot i do is when im thinking im too tall is i read my ralph moller book about the problems he had , a lot are the same as mine and read how he overcame them, he said in the early days he had trouble putting mass on his chest because of how wide he is there , i feel im having just the same problem , but he overcame his problems so so can u and me gud luck chap
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/11 15:37:30 (permalink)
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    Hi mate, I know where your coming from! You just gotta EAT and EAT loads, pour on those calories, but try and stay cleanish. My bulk diet will consist of foods like: Chicken breasts, basmati rice, steaks, Baked potatoes, tuna, eggs, weight gainer shakes, whey shakes, lots of fruit and veg, just stuff it all in! Don't make yourself sick tho obviously!
    Your routine seems alrite, but as warrden suggested, maybe lower reps and more weight, and yes Eat like a horse

    My stats..

    6'7 (217lbs) about 12% BF guess
    arms-17
    chest-pass? bigish needs improving
    calves-pass, but looking ripped
    forearms-no idea
    legs-20 something...
    neck-hmm gotta be around 18"
    wrist-no idea
    waist-33

    You get the idea, less time worrying about stats, and more time eating / sleeping

    6'7 15.8 stone 11%BF - 100% natural
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    RE: this question is for tall people 2005/08/12 04:17:50 (permalink)
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    Besides eating you also have to keep progressing your poundages. Everybody gains 20 lbs or so out of the starting gate. After that it takes dedication and hard work and always pushing new territory in the ammount of weight you lift. A Lot of it can be psychological. I don't look all that much bigger than I always have when I look in the mirror but friends I haven't seen in a long time say it looks like my head on someone elses body. Myself I am 6'3" tall and very long arms and legs. I have always been a hard gainer. I started seriously working out when I was 30 and have put on 50 lbs of muscle over the years (I am 44 now). I am pretty much where I want to be with the exception of my chest. Thats my project now. I stopped doing bench press as my main exercise and started doing dips. My chest is finally responding the way I want it to (Thanks airborne warrior). Sometimes you have to try new or different exercises to see what you respond to. One basic fact remains, keep increasing poundage and eating correctly and you'll get bigger.
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