Over the last year or so, I have gained size in my pecs/shoulders and legs. Everyone constantly comments how i look “bigger” quite regularly. Every once in a while a couple of people will say I look like i’ve put on a bit of weight. When I ask people how much they think I weigh, almost everyone will say 170-180.
My real weight is 152, and has barely increased over past while.
So whats the reason behind this? Im not trying to brag in any sort of way, just interested in knowing.
Someone told me it could be a lacking muscle or something. Thats not it, because my back, etc. are all up to par…
Someone else told me it could be low bone density? Doesnt make sense to me, because genetically, my family members have had no bone problems in their elder years, if anything I have above average bone density. Calcium intake is quite high as well.
Now I know people dont have faulty judgement, because when I stand beside someone of the same weight as me, I look bigger than they do. Then standing beside someone 20 pounds heavier, I look as big as they do very easily.
Aikines is also 5’9," which makes him pretty damn big for his height. Bolt has said he is over 210lbs.
To the OP, you’re likely short as hell (and or anorexic) and stand next to people who are taller than you, but the same weight. Look at pictures of Aikines, most would put him at 220 lbs…until they realized how tall he was.
Or, you carry more weight in your upper body than most (doubtful) and as this is what people look at to compare size, you look bigger.
Regardless, if you’re standing next to someone of the same height, of similar proportions, who is 20 lbs heavier than you and not a tub of lard, you don’t look bigger than them.
I’m 5’9, I carry quite a lot of mass in my thighs/glutes. However my arms are below average in length, but they’re not noticably short…
I do have very large pecs/shoulders, which I guess explains it lol.
But the other thing was, on the scale I put on maybe a pound, and people think I look bigger right away.
I met Aikines in may in a meet…and talk briefly to him…I think he is at least 5.11,maybe the stats are from when he wer 16…side to side my athlete, which is 82 kg…he is looooot more big…no way under 87-88 kg imho.
Other weights listed totally incorrect…usually are the ones of national federations the first time they got an international meet…( see Bolt and others)
off course sprinters have a kind of definition and low B.F…so they are like 5 kg heavier visually almost always.