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    Celebs lie about measurements

    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.
    neck: 18"
    chest: 48"
    biceps: 18 1/2"
    forearm: 16 1/2"
    wrist: 7 1/2"
    waist: 30"
    hips: 42"
    thigh: 26"
    knee: 14"
    calf: 18"
    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?
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    I don't think you can compare your measurements/weight/clothing size with anyone else's because everyone's body is different. I was 105 lbs in my 20's (at 5'5"), however the smallest size I got down to was a 6. I couldn't get any skinnier, and that was my size. That's just how I'm built so why am I going to worry about that number? I will never be a 2 or a 4 and considering how I looked as a 6 I wouldn't wanna be. Some size 2 and 4 women look fabulous but I would look like a corpse.

    You can only compare those numbers to your own numbers in the past, IMO. Anything else will be completely pointless.
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    Everybody lies, from Tom Cruise's actual height to how much people bench press.

    Remember that tool from here that had all of those outrageous 'e-stats'?
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    Originally Posted by Guff View Post
    Remember that tool from here that had all of those outrageous 'e-stats'?
    which one?
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    Originally Posted by kimsquit View Post
    which one?
    And in which week?
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    I was thinking of that one Norwegian dude, Britonsarious or something like that. But yeh, I'm sure there are thousands here.
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    Originally Posted by HighGear View Post
    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?
    It really doesn't matter. When you step on stage, I don't think you get any bonus points for having written stats that are greater than your competition. It's like the stats on here. Person says they can bench 350lb's. That's super, but do you look like it? It is a visual competetion.
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    Arnold was notorious for his outrageous claims about his height:



    here he is meeting Reg Park



    walking with George Bush



    and in the lineup at the 1980 Olympia:










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    ^^Those pics are hilarious.
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    [QUOTE=kimsquit;597613913]you do, do you? monitoring the television viewing habits of everyone on the planet must awfully time-consuming for you

    OK, OK figure of speech...SmartA$$

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    not too sure about those 16 1/2" forearms on Sandow...
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    i can curl a lot more weight if i do it this way
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    Originally Posted by tmonkey View Post
    i can curl a lot more weight if i do it this way
    WTF?
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    Originally Posted by cmbg View Post
    WTF?
    ^^ This...lol.

    But seriously, I think doing curls for max weight (even with good form) is risky anyway. The bicep is an easily injured muscle (relatively speaking), and people doing things like this are just asking for a bicep tear.
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    Originally Posted by crupiea View Post
    Wow, I need some Magic Michael Jackson Gloves! I bet my max's would go through the roof!
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