Joey is going out for football again.

Discussion in 'General' started by dtalbott, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    I'm not fat, I'm husky. Or burly. Or big-boned. Plus-sized maybe.
    And I'm not old, I'm mature. Seasoned. Experienced.
     
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  2. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    Just think of how strong you would get if you hiked every day with that 35 pound plate in a backpack.
     
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  3. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.


    I'll pass that along.

    Thank you.
     
  4. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Off his meds

    But I’d always have to lug that damn thing around!

    It’s true that fat peoples usually have some pretty impressive calves! But in reality it comes down to frame and efficiency. We all have an ideal structure and weight. A balance that we were more or less “designed” for. Get too far from that and you’re asking for trouble.

    For me, I’m pretty happy at about 195-205lbs. Any less and I feel too weak, much more and I’m uncomfortable.
     
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  5. britx303

    britx303 Plagued with FZRs...........

    No problem at all. The powerlifting world is where these boys belong......and I mean that in the highest regard.
     
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  6. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    I know. I was trying to make a joke.
     
  7. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    Equipment update:

    Joey has a helmet, shoulder pads, jersey, and NO pants.

    We are almost there.
     
  8. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    Well that's just awkward...........
     
  9. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Off his meds

    A lot of summer and early practice is in helmet, shoulder pads, and shorts. He can do drills and stuff.
     
  10. :crackup:
     
  11. :stupid:

    I carried 235-240 for a few years. I felt strong as shit and had some PBs to be proud of in the gym, but it didn’t feel natural and I wasn’t as athletic. I struggled when I tried to play basketball, and then I started motorcycles and it was too much. I could bench press the bike, but couldn’t ride it more than 6 laps without being assed out.

    Now I’m settled around 215, and never vary from that more than 2-3lbs in either direction.

    Any more and I feel too bulky, any less and I feel like a girlyman.
     
  12. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Yep, totally agree with that. :D
     
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  13. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    I asked him what he had been doing each day with no equipment.

    "Running, weights, pushing the sled, etc..."
     
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  14. rob linders

    rob linders Well-Known Member

    Is he liking it? Has he taken any hard hits yet, and if so, how did that effect him?
     
  15. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    He reminded me that he took hits last year in his short tryout for 9th grade football (He got sick, missed two days of tryouts, got cut).

    This is 10th grade JV. I think he'll be fine, based on seeing the players on the team they scrimmaged last Friday. Not sure if he would feel them hitting him.
     
  16. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    Joey update:

    Somebody finally figured out Joey could use a pair of the varsity team game pants while waiting on his pants.

    Joey made his practice debut today on the defensive line. He was hit, delivered hits, and had fun.
     
  17. britx303

    britx303 Plagued with FZRs...........

    Awesome!!
     
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  18. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Fun is important and forgotten with a lot of parents.

    Local girls lacrosse is cut throat and all the parents are jockeying for the best team to try and get their kid to a D1 scholarship. I was asked by a few parents where my daughter was going to sign with and all this crazy shit. My reply was "I don't f@ckin' care, this is about fun." you'd have thought I farted and whipped out my dick.
     
  19. Brad

    Brad Swollen Member

    How many of the runts survived? :D
     
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  20. Shenanigans

    Shenanigans in Mr.Rogers neighborhood

    Outstanding!
     
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