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Old 02-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #11
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I'm not that big. 5'10" 295 lbs... Who give's a shit what other people think. Be happy with yourself and it's all good.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #12
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I will say that I live in an uppity area where there aren't a lot of big bearded bears that attend school functions. It's kind of fun being the odd man out.

I have a great wife, a great life, and all of you iron pumping lunatics. I couldn't be happier. I don't need to look like anyone to add to this.

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #13
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #14
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I actually run into issues based on my height in addition to my bulk. At a little above 6'4", when it comes time for performance appraisals at work, talking to people at the bank, or anywhere else for that matter, I have to take a very calm tone or I get accused of being belligerent and threatening. On the other hand, anywhere I walk into, people assume I'm in charge. Stores, warehouses, university functions, I'm the first one people go to. It has its ups and downs.

But no one every thinks I'm dumb. I dress professionally at all times unless I am lifting or in the outdoors. I work on speaking without an accent. I strive to be articulate, observant, and knowledgeable, and it has never failed me. So, yes, people think I might be about to go for their throat, but they rest easy in the knowledge that at least it was someone of extraordinary intelligence.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #15
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I have actually only heard positive comments about how big I am at 5'9" and 215 right now.

I also do not care what others think, outside of my wife. She would like to see me get down to 200ish lbs as she thought I look best at that. personally, I care more about how I feel and my general health rather than how muscular or big I look.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:03 AM   #16
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I get my arms complemented on all the time.
Out side of that the only ones I care about how I look is my wife and family and the 5-6 people behind the table with score sheets.

Well and I care. I'm on the bber side of the world. I don't care how much I can lift but do care how I look.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #17
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Yep, but then again on the civilian side I'm a 6', 250#, nurse with a military haircut and tattoos that are exposed when I wear scrubs. As for my wife she say's size doesn't matter, j/k.
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if you look like you touch a weight. SOMEONE will accuse you of steroids and of being a dumb meathead, whether you know it or not. thats why you have middle fingers. flick them off or bark at em or whatever and move on.
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In a different context, sometimes we have to care what other persons think. For example: Applying for a job, and how you look and how fit/healthy one is can be applicable to the position. And, can make or break whether one is hired or not, whether qualified in background or education. So there are exceptions.

On a more personal level, I like the very lean look. And, I know how some may feel about abs in general. Though my training doesn't focus on abs (I am more of an endurance/body building type of individual), I do want them to be clearly seen. And, don't care about opinions/comments to the contrary.
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In a different context, sometimes we have to care what other persons think. For example: Applying for a job, and how you look and how fit/healthy one is can be applicable to the position. And, can make or break whether one is hired or not, whether qualified in background or education. So there are exceptions.
totally dont prescribe to this. i have tattoos everywhere, even on my knuckles, a mohawk, and i am told i look intimidating and scary. ive worked in professional offices, doing security, warehouses, customer service, the list goes on.
basically, i am who i am...**** you if you dont like it or cant deal with it. there are other jobs or other things i can do without sacrificing too much of myself. hell my friend is a huge tattooed biker he works as a nurse doing home visits.
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