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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    WannabebigAZN
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    Bone Structure.

    I think I have a small frame.
    I'm 5 ft 11 180 lbs.
    Is it more aesthetically pleasing to have a large frame?
    ie big wrists and elbows?

    I've built myself up to 180 lbs, but don't look huge with clothes on.
    when I am shirtless, I look 10 times better.


    I've noticed that smaller framed bodybuilders seem to do better because they seem to carve themselves more symmetrically.
    Huge frame people end up being too blocky.

    Sometimes I get discouraged at the gym because I can't just grow bigger bones. Anyone struggle with this?

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    I have seen a couple bodybuilders that after 7-8 years have gotten a bigger base frame. I do believe after years of putting stress on the skeletal system, the bones grow denser and thicker. I don't know how far a person could take it, but one person I have in mind was 6'3 160 lbs, and now is 290lbs. Only took him 9 years or so..

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    Skeletal structure has nothing to do with mass being put on it.

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    I feel your pain, I too am small boned for the most part. It does get frustrating, I would prefer a thicker look on some of the less muscular areas of the body i.e. wrists, forearms etc...Just keep lifting and dont worry, goal being to get yourself SO big that it makes up for the tiny frame..
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    5'9 125 lbs. That was me when I started.

    Its harder to gain, but the muscle you do have looks that much better.
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    I know what you mean I have a small frame. My wrists are tiny =( i know it sux. As for symetry mine sux =D. I don't think symetry has anything to do with frame size but I could be wrong
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    You could have a big frame but be a toothpick and not weigh much either.
    I'm hoping that all my training would offset my bone size where no one would know if my frame is small or not.

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    Re: Bone Structure.

    Originally posted by Rycherx

    I've built myself up to 180 lbs, but don't look huge with clothes on.
    when I am shirtless, I look 10 times better.


    I've noticed that smaller framed bodybuilders seem to do better because they seem to carve themselves more symmetrically.
    Huge frame people end up being too blocky.

    Sometimes I get discouraged at the gym because I can't just grow bigger bones. Anyone struggle with this?
    I'm small bone and framed, yet I do look fairly big in clothes, not Pro bodybuilder big but definitely solid

    I'm 5'9" 195lbs now

    Its better, becuase whatever muscle I have looks much larger and more rounded on me than people with large joints and bones, plus it allows me to jump higher and run fast

    But in absolute terms I will never be overpowering I think, but if I step up on stage I look 10lbs heavier under the lights
    Last edited by Blitzforce; 12-02-2002 at 08:06 PM.

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    I look huge with clothes on, but with my shirt off, I just look fat.
    Myabe cuz I'm...fat.


    I have a decent bone structure and size, but I've always carried extra weight. The more muscle I gain, the bigger I look(duh, I know, but it makes my 'frame' appear larger as well.)

    In terms of the way a BB looks, I prefer the larger framed 'blocky' look to the more slender, carved look. A huge muscular figure on a big frame looks unreal, like fantasy. Remember Arnold as Conan? I love that ****.

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    I have a small bone structure. Small wrist, small joints so I look pretty small in most clothes. Its not until recently that some people have noticed I was larger looking in my clothes.

    Comparing some pictures of me when I was 5'10" 135lbs (clothes just looked to be barely hanging on) to now at 5'11" 190lbs. Clothes definitley look like they fit better but I still don't have that big look.

    I'd like to have that blocky look.
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    I have a small built and I look pretty ok with my pathetic 78kg at (1.77 or 5'10). I don't think I would ever get over 85kg or so.
    argh
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    Yeah, I have the look where I look nice in clothes; not looking huge, but lengthy. When I take off my shirt for girls, they think I look huge.

    I've seen guys with huge frames that look skinny underneath their clothes.

    BOTTOM LINE: If you have a small frame, it should be a requirement to workout because you'd look frail with clothes on.
    You wear clothes more often then not. Ex. Ed Norton.

    If you have a large frame, it is optional to workout. If you don't workout and you have a large frame, don't bother taking off that shirt of yours, because you'll look like a rail. On the other hand, you'll appear larger and still be a toothpick with clothes. IE. The tall dude from Knight's Tale and Monster's Ball.

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