I hope this post will help other guys who don't really "get" it when it comes to frame size and weight. I'm about 5'7" or 5'8" and 185 pounds on average, I sometimes feel very heavy especially considering that by U. S. Health standards I am about 20 pounds (10 kilos) overweight.
I feel like if I'm weighing 155 pounds or less that I can run faster that's for sure, but, I really want more muscle and I wonder if I'm really at the right direction being 20 pounds overweight. No matter what, I think, my torso is wide and I only have a 4 pack, no matter what. Even if I weighed 140 pounds I would be more cut but only with less muscle.
Am I going in the right direction?
- You're in the right direction, don't lose much weightVote A
- You should consider shedding some poundsVote B
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You're certainly on the bigger end, but not to the point where I'd notice it first thing. The first picture really looks like you're sucking in, the rest, overflexing. Don't worry so much! Besides, a more natural photo can get you more accurate answers.
With your weight being forty to fifty pounds above mine, and my height half an inch over yours, I was picturing you bigger than you are. But in reality, your weight fits you pretty well. You must be built wider than I am.
Focus on stamina training, not body building, and try and keep that back straight.