Posted On:2/13/2004 6:12am
ok, but then...
do you feel your body frame is well suited/isnt to your preferred MA/training?
do you think there is truth in saying "some body frames are more suited to this or that MA" or thats BS?
being myself more an ectomorph, when I started grappling I found it hard, complicated and firmly believed the victory would always go to the heavier and stockier guy
i went on and one day a bodybuilder, 105 Kg, got in the class to try
the guy was on some kind of ****, or else he belongs to a new genotype not listed in the three (the ultra-mesomorph?)
we did some ground work, and i managed to sub him pretty easily with an arm bar from the mount
ok, he was clueless on the ground, absolutely no training
yet he looked flabbergasted as how easily he had been owned by a lighter guy (not that lighter, im 87 kg)
i ve been owned by lighter guys myself, so i guess technique and training does count a bit after all
Posted On:2/13/2004 6:55am
Meso - 6'-1" -- 225 lbs. I'd say my frame / muscle mass is well suited for any athletic endevour. I've been told I'm deceptively fast for a "big" guy. Size is relative though. One of my sparring partners is 6'-3" and weighs 250. The other is 5'-9" and weighs 180. They are both well suited for their particular ma just in different ways. The big one's background is Aikido and the smaller one is Shodokan. I train in Chu-Do which is a combination of traditional stand up with some ground techniques. I consider my size and strength to be an advantage in every fight I've ever had but I would never be so arrogant as to think I couldn't be beat by a smaller person with more experience and better technique (because it's happened!!).
Posted On:2/13/2004 8:59am
yet you have the desire to become meso, i.e. "changing bodytype"
Posted On:2/13/2004 10:11am
small wrists 6-6.2 inches
126-132 lbs and height 5'10"
and im 19
i remebeber beeing a kid of 14 and weighting only 65 lbs
i was small but though i was the lightest person around now thanks to training i gainesd 20 lbs muscle mass dont need more now just want strength now.Ive always been small and been teased for my length height.gonna try use it as an adventage once like bruce lee did or kostya tszyu did.
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Posted On:2/16/2004 12:33am
I'm about a 50/50 split between ecto and meso, I'm 5'6 and a half, 145lbs (used to be 155), I've always been cut and muscular and very well balenced. I'd say my body is very well suited for fighting because I'm very fast, strong and have a very high pain tolerance (thanks mom). My only real downside is suffering from borderline depression which causes me to lose weight.
Lord Of the Rhymes
Posted On:2/16/2004 12:46am
Style: Pimpin/Tango-thanks Xango
These women can do back flips right over my head and still land on there feet .GRrrrrrrr!
THAT'S NOTHING, I USED TO KNOW SOME 12 YEAR-OLDS WHO COULD FIT INSIDE A SUITCASE AND STAY ALIVE FOR 7 OR WAS IT 6 HOURS
Posted On:2/16/2004 1:02am
hmmm. I always wondered myself. When i was 15 I was a muscular 167 lbs at 5'11" and I didnt even worrk out consistently.
I know my bone structure hasnt changed but I'm now a doughy 225 so I appear more like a endomrph. I guess if I got back to the the 190's I'd look like a mesomorph again.
Taking a break
Posted On:2/16/2004 3:26am
Endomorph - but without the muscle.
Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989
Neutral, or nearly so
Posted On:2/16/2004 10:12am
Little over 6 foot around 210, more padding than strictly neccesarry. Diaphragm up meso, waist not at all.
Posted On:2/16/2004 1:30pm
endomorph hero ---> igor vovchancyn!! :)
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