i'm being honest "tall guys" are usually 6'2" and up, 6'1" i guess but that's basically manlet emperor tier and doesn't really look "tall" unless the guy has a specific body type. like, this is a standard viewpoint that most american women have too. i want to be the best but i got a c+ in life, not even a b, let alone an A like I strive for.
I'm basically slightly above average, I want to be better than that.
I'm not even sure I'm 182cm exactly, I just know I'm a strong 5'11". What if I'm 180 or omething, how disgusting.
nah 180 is a strong 5'10 im def 182
Personally, I kind of like being a manlet. 5'11, to be fair, but, when I was young, I was kind of insecure of being taller than all my family members, since I was Asian. I felt like I didn't fit in. In retrospect, I think I was moreso afraid of my height because I wanted to compensate for what I felt was a lost childhood. Also, I wanted to be cute and amiable; and, as a child, I felt like men had a hard time garnering intimate friendships because their physical attributes were less palate-able. I mean, when I see people taller than me, it makes me stand up straighter and look people in the eyes. It's funny, but my height makes me self-conscious enough to conduct myself properly. The former is something I can't control, but the latter is, which, I think, is more valuable–that you choose to control what you can control.
To be honest, though, I've always felt like the gym is just an excuse to procrastinate. You can get good gains with just calisthenics and a pull-up bar. Bought a fixed-width dip bar for $50, took off the dip bars 'cause they sucked, put on some nylon rings with nylon teather in lieu of that.Got some good gains. I'm not super aesthetic, but I've had enough experience applying my gains to be somewhat confident about my strength and stamina when it comes to practical applications, which is what working out is really about. You don't need a pull-up bar, though. There are plenty of ways to improvise. You could even go to a park. Calisthenics are seriously underrated: you can be tall, short, fat, lithe, male, female, old, young, disabled and still do a pushup/farmer's walks/crunches or something to that effect. No excuses to be disorganized. The gym industry literally only exists because 90% of their userbase doesn't benefit from their services, because most people don't work out to get stronger.
I like this book, Raising the Bar by Al Kavadlo. It's mediocre, actually, but it gives an okay outline of some calisthenic routines. I find that most books on practical calisthenics are on-par with each other. It helps to know anatomy.
I thought this was the thread from three days ago
Where is this pasta from