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orion
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TopHeavy wrote:
dahun2 wrote:
elevationgain wrote:

Pretty long post, and I apologize, but I must say that the next time you see a fat person in the gym, or the abscence of that fat person you were accustomed to seeing, consider their back story, their history, and the miriad of other things they have to go through on top of how critical you are of the minimal weights he or she is lifting.

GAINER



Not to be course, but I always wondered how in the hell do they wipe after defecation...(pardon the visual)


After being laughed at by a toothpick, we move at incredible and superhuman speed. We catch the offender and sit on their head until they agree to be our personal ass-wipers (the length of time varies by the harshness of the comment.)
I did not have to wipe my own for three years, so I can't tell you how it is done.

Later.


You failed to mention that they are only allowed toilet paper for the job AFTER they have proven themselves worthy...

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DeterminedNate
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TopHeavy wrote:
elevationgain:
Great post! You hit everything right on.

DeterminedNate:
Congratulaions, man! It is great to accomplish something that so many people think can't or won't be done.
BTW, thanks for "getting" my post. I was starting to think I lost my point while angrily ranting.

Later.



TopHeavy-

Hell yeah man. I totally related to the part about being excluded from parties and football games, just CUZ I was fat. I am the same person as I was when I was fat, not any cooler or more friendly or less interesting. I hated being CONSTANTLY OVERLOOKED.

Now all of a sudden, since IM JACKED AND EVERYTHING, everyone seems to be wanting a piece of THIS. I, like you, blow a lot of these jack asses off.

This thread totally hit home with me, and the more I read it, the more MOTIVATION I get to become the BADDEST MAN ALIVE, and REPRESENT for all the fat people.

KEEP DOMINATING BROTHER.


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BFG wrote:
BFG wrote:
... the fat people are doing cardio, and the lean people are lifting ...
Cardio makes people fat, and lifting makes people lean ... an oversimplified albeit basically correct correlation.


You guys are missing my point. Obviously, the oversimplified part had been missed out on ... and the wording was poor.

Cardio alone keeps fat people fat ... it is conducive to the "skinny fat" body.

http://www.t-nation.com/...ic.do?id=459271

http://www.t-nation.com/...ic.do?id=459809

Weight training has benefits, or so I hear. I don't know if anyone has ever done any research on this topic ... I couldn't find any.

All I know is this: I did cardio and lifted for YEARS and was a SFB (skinny fat boy). Over the last ~1.5 years, I have weened off of the cardio and now haven't done any in about 2 months - I haven't even stepped on a fat-trap for warmups, as I do dynamic stretching, bodyweight exercises and mobility drills instead. I'm leaner, stronger, and bigger than I ever have been.

But cardio is great ... ooooh ... feel the burn ?!

Bastard!

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DeterminedNate wrote:
Don't you ever see people post about how theyre weight loss has "plateaued" ? What kind of responses do they get ? More cardio,
calories in v. calories out.


both of those responses are perhaps the two worst, most misguided responses they could get

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orion wrote:
TopHeavy wrote:
dahun2 wrote:
elevationgain wrote:

Pretty long post, and I apologize, but I must say that the next time you see a fat person in the gym, or the abscence of that fat person you were accustomed to seeing, consider their back story, their history, and the miriad of other things they have to go through on top of how critical you are of the minimal weights he or she is lifting.

GAINER



Not to be course, but I always wondered how in the hell do they wipe after defecation...(pardon the visual)


After being laughed at by a toothpick, we move at incredible and superhuman speed. We catch the offender and sit on their head until they agree to be our personal ass-wipers (the length of time varies by the harshness of the comment.)
I did not have to wipe my own for three years, so I can't tell you how it is done.

Later.


You failed to mention that they are only allowed toilet paper for the job AFTER they have proven themselves worthy...


What is this "toilet paper" you speak of?

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TopHeavy
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DeterminedNate wrote:

This thread totally hit home with me, and the more I read it, the more MOTIVATION I get to become the BADDEST MAN ALIVE, and REPRESENT for all the fat people.

KEEP DOMINATING BROTHER.


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YES! EXACTLY.....MU-HaHAHAAA!

Later.

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bluescorpion
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I'm glad to see them. Better there than getting fatter in front of the TV.

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sciencelady
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It's all about progression, folks...

Three years ago I walked into the gym at 254 lbs, 50+% body fat - I was self-conscious and very out of shape - doing 10 minutes on the elliptical at a resistance level of 1 was all I could do for a workout.

I made the decision I would be in the gym every day, come hell or high water... I don't know whether I would have come back if I had overheard some really bad comments from jerks about my weight - actually, thinking back, I do remember some comments, and avoided the times that the jerks were in the gym, but it didn't stop me from going every day.

Over time, I got into better cardio shape, started to do some aerobic classes and "toning" weight classes - I was actually getting into pretty good shape, despite still being obese.

The weight came off slowly and I progressed into doing real strength training with heavier free weights and higher intensity cardio. Three years later, I'm 151 lbs, 19% bf, can squat 225 lbs and bench 135 for reps, and am pretty competitive as a time-trial cyclist. Looking at me now, you wouldn't know I was a FFG...

I try to be friendly to the heavy newbies that come into the gym and every time I see them I mentally think "you go, girl!" Some make it, some don't - but it p*sses me off to no end if their not coming is because of what some jerk may comment about obese people at the gym.

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jsbrook
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Sciencelady, well-said. And congrats on your own progress! Very inspiring.

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jawara
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Sciencelady thanks for the very inspiring repy. Matter of fact I wanna say thanks to all of you that congradulate all who make an attempt to inprove them selves. I was never obese but I did used to be fat when I was teen. I took shelter in food because I grew up I a almost all white area and I was one of the only black kids.

Finally one day I just said F**K what everyone thinks of me and started working out. What I thought was really interesting was that I started making alot more female freinds AFTER I lost the weight.

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cashmoneyconrad
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It's sad that people get depressed and lack the willpower to control their weight. You can't blame everything on genetics. We have to make hard choices. Sacrifice doesn't come easy. I applaud those who put in the hard work to achieve their goals. I don't put anyone down. Let's all uplift ourselves towards greatness, which is T-Nation.

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big nurse
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sciencelady wrote:
It's all about progression, folks...

Three years ago I walked into the gym at 254 lbs, 50+% body fat - I was self-conscious and very out of shape - doing 10 minutes on the elliptical at a resistance level of 1 was all I could do for a workout.

I made the decision I would be in the gym every day, come hell or high water... I don't know whether I would have come back if I had overheard some really bad comments from jerks about my weight - actually, thinking back, I do remember some comments, and avoided the times that the jerks were in the gym, but it didn't stop me from going every day.

Over time, I got into better cardio shape, started to do some aerobic classes and "toning" weight classes - I was actually getting into pretty good shape, despite still being obese.

The weight came off slowly and I progressed into doing real strength training with heavier free weights and higher intensity cardio. Three years later, I'm 151 lbs, 19% bf, can squat 225 lbs and bench 135 for reps, and am pretty competitive as a time-trial cyclist. Looking at me now, you wouldn't know I was a FFG...

I try to be friendly to the heavy newbies that come into the gym and every time I see them I mentally think "you go, girl!" Some make it, some don't - but it p*sses me off to no end if their not coming is because of what some jerk may comment about obese people at the gym.


And much respect for achieving what you have done.

I can totally understand and respect an obese person who does get in the gym and gives it 'effort' and sticks with it.
I know that it is totally intimidating to go into a gym as either a 'fatty' or whatever (beginner etc) and think that everyone is looking and maybe commenting.
Well maybe some dickheads are , i bet most are thinking either 'well done' and wishing you well or wondering whether you will stick with it.

Now : i was also that person except that i dumped a whole load of weight simply by walking even before i joined the gym.

What i have less respect for is anyone who just seems to be there socially or is jsut not working at it and putting in the effort , but that can be the obese person just parked on the recumbent checking their phone or the young hardmenjust doing endless pointless curls an dtrying to look good.

In fact i have more respect for the obese who can get past their problem and get stuck in and just do it rather than the guys who should know better and are just farting around taking up mirror space.

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JonEightPackGuy
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Click it.

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xfactor3236
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im not gonna be all holier than thou about making fun of people, but this is bullshit on a whole nother level. this is just pathetic, you dont know if its cool or not to make fun of them, and are so worried about being accepted that you have to ask other people what they would do. whatever you do, do it without regret and choose actions that you wont regret, sometimes it entails making fun of other people for shits and gigs, but grow a pair bro

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OctoberGirl
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i am a fan of everyone in this thread including Jon 8-Pack guy.. because...
it won't be easy but it is doable.

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SSC
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This thread is crazy-old, but I'll bite.

Coming from a person who use to be 350 pounds at probably 60% body fat (no way to tell,) I personally got off on people being pricks to me when I went to the gym. Every time I heard some murmur something under their breath about me being a fat-ass, about not belonging there with "them," about how quickly I was going to fail, I fucking killed it even harder. Instead of aiming for a certain number on the scale, I would aim to rape that number in the ass. And it worked.

Some people may be weak-minded and dissuaded by this - the comments, the snide remarks, total lack of any kind support. These people probably didn't have what it takes any way.

The fact is, though, if you're so insecure about yourself that you need to berate others because... whatever, then you are just a sad, sad person who's probably actually quite unhappy with yourself. That's how I look at it anyway.

I root for every big person I see in the gym. I hope that a year from when I see them I won't be able to recognize them. Knowing what it's like I can't help but feel some empathy.

Of course, I think most people give way too much of a fuck about what others think in most circumstances anyway, but that's a whole different topic altogether.

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speedster00
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I think its great they're making an effort. My issue is the ones that dont have dignity in the locker room and feel the need to walk around naked in front of everyone. Why is always the obese ones that feel the need to do this?

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MeGusta
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I think gyms ought to hand out an incentive for larger-than-life folk. Discounts on monthly payments or a gift certificate to a clothing retailer. Something positive to keep them motivated.

Although, I can also counter-point that with 'being healthier should be the only incentive needed' - but most people are very material these days. Who doesnt want a free t-shirt!?

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Hallowed
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speedster00 wrote:
I think its great they're making an effort. My issue is the ones that dont have dignity in the locker room and feel the need to walk around naked in front of everyone. Why is always the obese ones that feel the need to do this?


You do NOT I repeat NOT want to be in the women's locker room after one of those water aerobics classes is over. My Gawd.

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BigJohnATL
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I am a fat boy myself, but I try not to flaunt it lol. The locker room thing is awful at my gym. Its the old fat guys that just hang out in there chatting in the nude.

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fr0g
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They aren't even people, this whole thread is moot.

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rambodian
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^^^LOL^^^

Seriously, I think its absolutely fantastic when I see a large fat person doing something about their weight. They finally stop thinking they are victims and start to harden the fuck up, its most uplifting to watch and I congratulate them all for doing it. I also try to help them out and give them complements every now and again on how good they are progressing, I think that helps allot with the motivation for them. At any rate, I like to see people trying to better themselves instead of complaining about how hard shit is.

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Ares013
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The only obese people I don't make fun of are the ones in the gym. Unless they are doing something asinine like kipping pull-ups with a band super setted with 15-lb triceps extensions. But I make fun of anyone doing that.

Doc P

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enamayan
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I work in a medically based fitness center and see plenty of morbidly obese individuals.
What I can't stand is when overweight people comlain about wanting to lose weight but don't do anything about it. Those in the gym are an inspiration given that they are doing the right things.

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emdawgz1
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As a former obese person myself I can tell you the worst part of being obese is the ABSOLUTE SOUL CRUSHING belief that you will never be healthy. That you are going to fail 'cause youre a failure.

I make no excuses for anyone, especially not me... i got obese one forkful at a time and i had to work every ounce off....

Those who made fun of me... yes i heard them... it eventually became fuel to my fire as well...

So go ahead and laugh mr 6pack abs.... I'm gonna be ok

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