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bodyhard
07-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Most here have seen these pics (well because I just posted them recently lol)


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/back2014_zpsd0d179c1.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/back2014_zpsd0d179c1.jpg.html)
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/meat50june232014_zpsab01781f.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/meat50june232014_zpsab01781f.jpg.html)
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/mostmuscularjune23rd2014at50_zps918870ef.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/mostmuscularjune23rd2014at50_zps918870ef.jpg.html)



In these two before and after pics, I weigh 158lbs to 165lbs a 7lb increase.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/Beforeandaftermarchtojuly2014_zps816678e4.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/Beforeandaftermarchtojuly2014_zps816678e4.jpg.html )
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/beforeandafterpinkshirt_zps414e8b9f.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/beforeandafterpinkshirt_zps414e8b9f.jpg.html)

But ironically people who give me a number of how much they think I weigh are waaaayyyyyy off. People think I weigh about 185lbs to 190lbs. But no I weigh in all the pics 165lbs.

So how much do you look like you weigh, but how much do you really weigh?

Simpske
07-10-2014, 08:57 AM
Without the shirt in the posed pics you look 200 plus. Shirt on looks about 175.

Fishman15
07-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Knowing that you are 5' 8'' you look like 190 lbs with very little fat. If you were 6' you would be well over 200 lbs. I guess knowing your height and seeing the limited amount of BF it is not too surprising.

silverlightning
07-10-2014, 09:27 AM
please change your sig cuz it's throwing me off. 165lb? holy chit.

Plateauplower
07-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Im not sure right now Avi is from yesterday. I used to look heavier than I was. I remember at wrestling tournments people being freaked out that I weighed 171 thinking I was in 189 or higher. Being leaner makes a big difference in looking bigger than scale weight IMO. Im hovering around 205-207 now and in the avi (not a very clear pic, I suck at selfies).

Sidenote I just measured my height and the thing says Im barely 5'9" WTF was I wearing 1" platforms last time I had a physical...

Phattso
07-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Look 205 or more. Now 196 to 197.

Tmax55
07-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Your arms look much bigger than mine do (ironically with me at 6'1" they may not actually be bigger but they look much bigger) and your bodyfat is lower than mine my friend.

bustasinclair
07-10-2014, 09:49 AM
I look like I weigh 216.....




















....but I actually weigh 214 :D :D

Seriously have never thought about it or had a single discussion with anyone about weight. Must be a Yankee thing, lol

kimm4
07-10-2014, 09:53 AM
I look like I weigh what I really way, cuz I'm a little peanut...

paolo59
07-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Weight can be really deceptive. I have a difficult time estimating anyone's weight. If someone is carrying a good amount of muscle on their frame, they almost always appear to be a good 10 to 15 pounds heavier than they actually are, well, from an 'ignorant layman's' point of view. I think I can qualify as one of those. (ignorant layman) :) At the gym in any discussion about body weight most folks think I'm somewhere between 165 and 170. That's way off. I was talking with a friend who did some competing back in May. I was shocked to learn that he only weighed about 10 pounds more than I did. He looked huge! Made me look like a pathetic little weenie! :( "So that's what 10 pounds of shredded, quality muscle looks like!" LOL

Karl_Hungus
07-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Weight can be really deceptive. I have a difficult time estimating anyone's weight.

Yeah, it is even harder with pictures -- as people tend to look heavier in pictures. I have had a few people guess my weight and they usually guess about 20 pounds less than what I actually weigh.....so that is the opposite of BH.

bustasinclair
07-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Without the shirt in the posed pics you look 200 plus. Shirt on looks about 175.

Yes, clothes are a bit deceiving. Having said that, I still think I look about the same weight in these two pics.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7098981&d=1405012183
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7098971&d=1405012180

frozensparky
07-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Most people that guess my weight are about 20 lbs low. At 6'2" 225 people usually guess 200-210. when most regular people think of a 200lb + man they probably think fat, growing up before training I always thought that.

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Check this out 2012 was weighing 180lbs vs this year at 165lbs.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/2012till2014_zps55fcab4c.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/2012till2014_zps55fcab4c.jpg.html)

paolo59
07-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Most people that guess my weight are about 20 lbs low. At 6'2" 225 people usually guess 200-210. when most regular people think of a 200lb + man they probably think fat, growing up before training I always thought that.

LOL The height is an important factor as well. I was always amazed at just how much some of the pro-basket ball players weigh. Skinny mothers. Ha! They don't look it, but some of those mothers are heavy! :)

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 10:31 AM
I know if I was shorter I would weigh more for sure!

pastorgbc
07-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Most people assume I am over 200. I weigh 179.1 as of this morning.

Ray

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Most people assume I am over 200. I weigh 179.1 as of this morning.

Ray

How tall are you?

pastorgbc
07-10-2014, 10:49 AM
How tall are you?

5'7".

Ray

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 10:51 AM
5'7".

Ray

A little too tall, I would like to be 5'5"

pastorgbc
07-10-2014, 10:55 AM
That is the first time anyone has ever said that to me.

Ray

DocHoss
07-10-2014, 11:01 AM
I have no idea - never asked anyone.


Check this out 2012 was weighing 180lbs vs this year at 165lbs.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/2012till2014_zps55fcab4c.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/2012till2014_zps55fcab4c.jpg.html)
That's really impressive! Kudos to you (and too bad I'm on spread with ya). I mean, wow!


A little too tall, I would like to be 5'5"
I call BS! In the weird thread you said you wanted to be 5'2" :D

beachguy498
07-10-2014, 11:02 AM
After the holidays they start a weight loss pool at work. I did join one some years ago and starved myself down to 205. The last time I someone asked me to join, they estimated my weight at 225 and I was really 245 at the time. The shirts I wear to work are a little baggy, so I guess it can be deceiving.

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 11:04 AM
I have no idea - never asked anyone.


That's really impressive! Kudos to you (and too bad I'm on spread with ya). I mean, wow!


I call BS! In the weird thread you said you wanted to be 5'2" :D

I think 5'2" might be a little too short the more I think about it. It is hard for me to determine but the more I think about it I think 5'5" would be OK.

What I do know is 5'8" is too tall.

tobymax123
07-10-2014, 12:15 PM
The last time someone guessed my weight a few months ago, they guessed 150. I was about 165 at the time (as I am now).

acrawlingchaos
07-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Look about 150....


Just coming in at 167.

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Look about 150....


Just coming in at 167.

The last pic I saw of you, you looked heavier not lighter.

acrawlingchaos
07-10-2014, 12:43 PM
The last pic I saw of you, you looked heavier not lighter.and then I put a shirt on...

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 12:49 PM
and then I put a shirt on...

LOL same with me :)

theKurp
07-10-2014, 12:52 PM
It is hard for me to determine but the more I think about it I think 5'5" would be OK. What I do know is 5'8" is too tall.

Stick with it, you'll eventually get your wish. I used to be 5'8", now I'm 5'7". At this rate I expect that by the time I'm 80 I'll be about 5'5".

bradandblake
07-10-2014, 12:52 PM
People are shocked I weigh near 200.

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 12:57 PM
People are shocked I weigh near 200.

Bad way or good way?

bradandblake
07-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Bad way or good way?

I think its because all my clothes are too big. LOL

Kiennor
07-10-2014, 02:53 PM
2 weeks ago I was sitting with some guys at our pre shift briefing table. About 5 of us started talking about body weight. Nobody could believe that I weighed 183 lbs. Most guessed around 195. 6' BTW.

Bando
07-10-2014, 03:00 PM
A little too tall, I would like to be 5'5"

You must have a 5'5" guy with an ideal build in mind that you aspire to. :p

SRS, I can't believe you are only 165 in those pics

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 03:12 PM
You must have a 5'5" guy with an ideal build in mind that you aspire to. :p

SRS, I can't believe you are only 165 in those pics

You know I look up to you man!!


Yeah Bando 165lbs.

Bando
07-10-2014, 03:15 PM
You know I look up to you man!!


lulz. Don't make try to find that pic of a pic of you squatting 135 after your accident that I kept on my office wall when I was a newb.

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 03:21 PM
lulz. Don't make try to find that pic of a pic of you squatting 135 after your accident that I kept on my office wall when I was a newb.

All joking aside man, you know I have much respect for you. You impress the f'ck out of me at the meet, not only with your strength (not impressed by strength) but how built you were from where you came from. And FLEX is gonna kill me for this but FLEX at 260 did not look as big as you.

Bando
07-10-2014, 03:31 PM
All joking aside man, you know I have much respect for you. You impress the f'ck out of me at the meet, not only with your strength (not impressed by strength) but how built you were from where you came from. And FLEX is gonna kill me for this but FLEX at 260 did not look as big as you.

well prepare to be unimpressed this year :mad:

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 03:48 PM
well prepare to be unimpressed this year :mad:

Why man how are you looking these days??

Check this pic out, the two taller guys behind you Alex and FLEX outweigh you by 100lbs or so and yet you look bigger than both of them.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/weekend_zpsf4939d62.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/weekend_zpsf4939d62.jpg.html)

BrockDiCaprio
07-10-2014, 04:01 PM
I weigh 240 people think i weigh 230...werent you the speedo tor**** story...man i laughed so hard at that, but your looking good brah

bodyhard
07-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Check this out, when I was 198lbs vs today at 165lbs Crazy I look bigger now.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/MM198lbsvs165lbs_zpse6509937.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/MM198lbsvs165lbs_zpse6509937.jpg.html)
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/back198lbsvs165lbs_zpsa0ce8426.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/back198lbsvs165lbs_zpsa0ce8426.jpg.html)

DocHoss
07-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Why man how are you looking these days??

Check this pic out, the two taller guys behind you Alex and FLEX outweigh you by 100lbs or so and yet you look bigger than both of them.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/weekend_zpsf4939d62.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/weekend_zpsf4939d62.jpg.html)
Hey Bando, you look freaking huge here!

doughnutgut
07-10-2014, 04:44 PM
Mirror shows me looking about 210. (in fluff)

Actual weight is the highest since dropping it all. Weighed in today at what my avi states as I change it every week.

In my year of correct lifting. I am sure as hell not showing much of a difference because of it being hidden under a layer of sugar coated goodness.

Bar is moving though. So that will do me. Not a session missed so far apart from 1 deadlift session due to hip ache. :D

Tmax55
07-10-2014, 06:04 PM
I am just never satisfied with how I look.

Most people are pretty close in guessing my weight.

I just want to be big enough to be called "stocky." I'm 6'1" so that'd be pretty big.

Right now "athletic" is what I get most often.

Bando
07-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Why man how are you looking these days??


Damn I wish that closed eyes pic would get scrubbed from the interwebs.

this is me last week, not proud but it is what is and I'm not gonna lie, I'm fat and small

WbzbrR-ZEfE

StressMonkey
07-10-2014, 08:03 PM
BH, when I joined this site you were the first person that told me I looked bigger than I was. I distinctly remember your comment because it confused the hell out of me. :D It's only happened once IRL though. :(



this is me last week, not proud but it is what is and I'm not gonna lie, I'm fat and small


Even with the dungeon lighting and potato cam you can see that you're built. :rolleyes:

Bando
07-10-2014, 08:47 PM
BH, when I joined this site you were the first person that told me I looked bigger than I was. I distinctly remember your comment because it confused the hell out of me. :D It's only happened once IRL though.

BH has been an inspiration for a lot of us. IRL he's humble and never EVER talks about himself. When you meet him IRL he just asks about you and remembers every injury or struggle you've posted about. He's a quality dude, but since he's only 165 lbs I think less of him :D

JimmyJonny
07-11-2014, 01:23 AM
I'm weighing in at 155- ish but to a normal nonlifting person I look more. Most guess me at about 165.

heatwave13
07-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Friends of mine I play tennis with or swim with have made comments where they seem to think I weigh a bit less that my real weight. Guess are usually around 82 kg but my real weight hovers around 88-90 Kg. Not much of a difference really.

silverlightning
07-11-2014, 07:55 AM
well friday morning I weighed 215 with gym clothes on and shoes, today i weighed 219. the scale is right as i put a 25lb plate on it. i probably look less than I weigh. feels bad man.

bodyhard
07-11-2014, 08:51 AM
Where is your 315lbs video at man?

silverlightning
07-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Where is your 315lbs video at man?

I uploaded it on youtube from my android but I can't find it on youtube. the title is silver lightning 315 deadliest. me confuseded.

silverlightning
07-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Why man how are you looking these days??

Check this pic out, the two taller guys behind you Alex and FLEX outweigh you by 100lbs or so and yet you look bigger than both of them.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/weekend_zpsf4939d62.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/weekend_zpsf4939d62.jpg.html)

who are the other three? i know flex, bando and you.

bodyhard
07-11-2014, 08:59 AM
who are the other three? i know flex, bando and you.

I am not sure of the screen name of the girl

The guy with the hat is DerAlta, the guy next to me is JTBNY

Phattso
07-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Because of this thread, I am cutting cals a little and also carbs. I have always had this psychological thought that I had to weigh more to look big and to look like I lift. Time to cut a little.

Great thread, BH.

DocHoss
07-11-2014, 09:48 AM
Check this out, when I was 198lbs vs today at 165lbs Crazy I look bigger now.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/MM198lbsvs165lbs_zpse6509937.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/MM198lbsvs165lbs_zpse6509937.jpg.html)
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj74/bodyhard_2008/back198lbsvs165lbs_zpsa0ce8426.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/bodyhard_2008/media/back198lbsvs165lbs_zpsa0ce8426.jpg.html)
I missed this since we posted at the same time. But wow, hard to believe. You do look bigger, and I just can't see 30 lbs of fat on the heavier you. Just remarkable. Kudos!


Damn I wish that closed eyes pic would get scrubbed from the interwebs.

this is me last week, not proud but it is what is and I'm not gonna lie, I'm fat and small

WbzbrR-ZEfE
You are big in a way I will never be (but will never stop trying to be).

Jtbny
07-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Damn I wish that closed eyes pic would get scrubbed from the interwebs.

this is me last week, not proud but it is what is and I'm not gonna lie, I'm fat and small

WbzbrR-ZEfE

Fixed for ya Bando ;)

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w369/Jtbny1125/a30e42944cfb54a70a55ff2e22a39701.jpg

bodyhard
07-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Because of this thread, I am cutting cals a little and also carbs. I have always had this psychological thought that I had to weigh more to look big and to look like I lift. Time to cut a little.

Great thread, BH.

Fat doesn't make you bigger, muscles make you bigger. Up your LBM and you will get the best of both worlds.


I missed this since we posted at the same time. But wow, hard to believe. You do look bigger, and I just can't see 30 lbs of fat on the heavier you. Just remarkable. Kudos!


You are big in a way I will never be (but will never stop trying to be).
I never carry a lot of BF, but when I carry some I appear smooth.

Bando
07-11-2014, 01:57 PM
I am not sure of the screen name of the girl


ItsaGoodDay

bodyhard
07-11-2014, 04:04 PM
ItsaGoodDay

Why is it a good day?

DocHoss
07-11-2014, 04:11 PM
People are shocked I weigh near 200.
They must not see your calves. Try wearing shorts! :)

Bando
07-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Why is it a good day?

Because I am 5'5"

bodyhard
07-12-2014, 09:07 AM
Because I am 5'5"

I should have known :D