Ok I know we have all seen Jessica Simpson in her "Mom Jeans" and she said she was a size 2! Bwahahahahahaha. ]
I guess a little white lie doesn't hurt now and then, but it gets me wondering how accurate the measurements of the pro's in our sport, or others we aspire to look like are. I have seen interviews with models stating their photos are always touched up before they hit the magazines, or the web. I'm sure the same goes for the guys in the body building magazines. I wonder what real world measurements are so we can have an honest gauge to measure our progress, and set out goals.
Take for example Eugene Sandow's measurements:
At age 35 (1902)
height: 5'9 1/4"
weight: 202 lbs.
biceps: 18 1/2"
forearm: 16 1/2"
wrist: 7 1/2"
ankle: 8 1/2"
Were these inflated numbers to draw in paying customers?
He certainly does not look like he has a 48" chest, nor 18 1/2" arms
What are your experiences after having met the pros in real life. Do you think they live up to the stated measurements?
Thread: Celebs lie about measurements