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BigTallOx
11-12-2008, 11:23 PM
OK, maybe a pointless/rambling post, but..

Today I got on the scale and I weigh 303.9 pounds ( at 6'8" tall ). At my first powerlifting meet back in August ( which was 3 weeks after I started powerlifting seriously with my powerlifting friends, although I had switched my workouts prior to that but still didn't really know what I was doing ), I weighed in at 263. What's cool is that I can still wear all my pants, that is they fit just fine around the waist, but they're getting tight around the thighs, which is mind boggling to me given I'm the tall guy with really long legs ( 39 1/2" inseam ). Some people at work have been kind of taking second looks at me and then have said things like "you're getting huge", "you're turning into a mountain". LOL, I love it. Now I just need to overcome my less than desirable leverages get STRONG(er)! ( which IS happening ) The way things are going, I can see weighing 350 pounds and not being anywhere near fat.

Anyway, if anybody ever questioned if powerlifting is the way to get bigger, let me answer that question right now, it absolutely is.

Powder skiing is my other obsession... And the really, really cool thing is that with my added weight and core strength, I ski powder even better than I ever have. ( Last friday was amazing, LOL )

brihead301
11-13-2008, 06:45 AM
Lift very heavy weights, and eat a lot to get big.....Sounds about right to me.

That's cool that people are calling you a 'mountain' now, lol. I'd love to be called that.

vdizenzo
11-13-2008, 03:39 PM
Gettin' BIG! Sweet!

Hazerboy
11-13-2008, 03:47 PM
You're going to have to post some pics at some point... at 6'8, 280 your build probably looked a lot like mine at 5'10, 190 XD .

Has anyone else heard of any ueber huge powerlifters?

joey54
11-13-2008, 05:17 PM
If only some of the younger guys would realize this earlier. They would be ahead of the game, even if they wanted to do bodybuilding competitions.

Lones Green
11-13-2008, 09:00 PM
at 6'8 you can be much larger. i like that you aren't afraid to gain weight!

Ben Moore
11-13-2008, 09:17 PM
To give you an idea - this is HW Pro Strongman John Connor (a good friend of mine). He's 6'6 and 375...

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Reko
11-13-2008, 09:22 PM
I like this one ben:

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To save you the trouble of going to the video page... thats 420 pounds.... each hand.

Travis Bell
11-13-2008, 09:39 PM
That is one seriously huge dude. I can't believe he's 375lbs! He doesn't look that heavy

Lones Green
11-14-2008, 03:26 AM
yes - he carries it VERY well

BigTallOx
11-14-2008, 01:06 PM
I like this one ben:

To save you the trouble of going to the video page... thats 420 pounds.... each hand.

Holy crap! Very impressive.

BigTallOx
11-14-2008, 01:11 PM
at 6'8 you can be much larger.

I know, I'll get there.


i like that you aren't afraid to gain weight!

I'm not as long as it doesn't all go to my belly, which so far none has. I love being 300 pounds!


That is one seriously huge dude. I can't believe he's 375lbs! He doesn't look that heavy

OK, that's my new goal, 375lbs here I come.

Guido
11-14-2008, 01:49 PM
I could see you easily being able to carry 375 lbs of quality weight. At ~5'9, I only wish I had a frame that big. The only plus is that I don't have to eat 8,000 calories per day to maintain my size. Carrying that much weight requires $$$$$.

BigTallOx
11-14-2008, 02:36 PM
No kidding Guido. My food bill has gone way up since I started powerlifting.

Having long arms and knowing first hand how it makes benching HARD, I find this video more impressive then his farmers walk one. ( He's got long arms too, watch how high up the bar goes when the guy lifts off for him. )

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He's one big strong guy. It's very motivating to see a long arm guy benching 405. I AM going to get there.

youngguns
11-14-2008, 03:12 PM
To give you an idea - this is HW Pro Strongman John Connor (a good friend of mine). He's 6'6 and 375...

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lmao at the site of a pro strongman deadlift that kind of weight for reps, then to see two people in the background bouncing yoga balls across the gym. sorry, i just thought that was hilarious.