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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 20 Aug - 20:59

My Uni days I was 6ft 1 whether they rounded it up I don't know ??.........Last time I got measured I was 5ft 11 and a half.....Don't know whether they f****d up the first time or I've just shrunk with time....Have a tallish Wife who's 5ft 10 and when she wears stilettos she's taller than me which can be a tad embarrassing..

Never felt small back in the day.....But finding I'm looking up more than down these days..

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Post by kingraf on Wed 20 Aug - 21:12

I'm 5'11 3/4... I do the right thing, however and round it off to 6'0. Don't know what constitutes tall by traditional standards. Over here, in the city, I think I'm slightly above average. Plenty 6'6 plus Afrikaans kids muddy the stat sheet though... I'd say 5'10 plus is average 6'3 plus is tall.
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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 20 Aug - 21:22

They say being fat makes you look short...

Bet Toppy is 6ft 3 but looks 5ft 10... Cool 

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Post by LuvSports! on Thu 21 Aug - 2:20

183cm and proud! Bang on 6 ft Smile
For me 6'2 and up is tall.

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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Aug - 17:50

LuvSports! wrote:183cm and proud! Bang on 6 ft Smile
For me 6'2 and up is tall.
I'm 6ft and I'm now short....I'm depressed now. Just lost half a stone (which would apparently make me look taller) but it's all to no avail so I'm off to buy a cream cake!!!!

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Thu 21 Aug - 18:19

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:They say being fat makes you look short...

Bet Toppy is 6ft 3 but looks 5ft 10... Cool 

Ha!

In my more spherical days this may well have been the case!

I'm 6'2.5" to be precise, though I prefer the more 'round' 1.9m.

And at 45 kg lighter (100lbs for the Yanks) I do reckon I look a little 'longer'.

In modern Britain I'd consider 5'10"-6' to be the 'average' height bracket. Over that you're tall, 6'4" and over being very tall. 5'6" to 5'9" I'd call slightly short (er than average) and below that I'd consider properly short.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 21 Aug - 18:30

99lbs Toppy...... Cool 

When I was growing up 5ft 8 - 5 - 10.......was average..

Father was 5ft 10 ........My brother is the same height as me..

Guess most boys are slightly taller than their Father..............Funnily enough our Milkman was 6ish..


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Post by Guest on Thu 21 Aug - 18:35

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:99lbs Toppy...... Cool 

When I was growing up 5ft 8 - 5 - 10.......was average..

Father was 5ft 10 ........My brother is the same height as me..

Guess most boys are slightly taller than their Father..............Funnily enough our Milkman was 6ish..

TRUSSY, has no-one told you that if you dad sleeps with the milkman it doesn't make babies?

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 21 Aug - 18:36

Haven't been taught about the birds and bees yet...

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Thu 21 Aug - 18:43

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:99lbs Toppy...... Cool 

 raspberry Laugh 

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 21 Aug - 19:27

TopHat24/7 wrote:
TRUSSMAN66 wrote:99lbs Toppy...... Cool 

 raspberry Laugh 

Used to use those one rep Max sites.. which told you what you could lift as a max... If you could say do 10 reps on the incline with 45kg.....

That's how I know all my poundages.........Not because I'm smart or anything..

if I was smart I wouldn't have gone to Keele..

Never did one rep max's because I didn't want to waste effort or risk injury..............But I've always been vain.. Cool 

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Thu 21 Aug - 19:47

1 rep max's always seemed a little egotistical for me.

Even when I did lower rep counts and did like to think about my 'max', it was always over minimum 2 reps unaided - wouldn't count it otherwise. Usually aimed for 4 reps at my 'max weight', with the 2nd two probably needing a spot.

Never got that strong though, bench peaked at 112.5kg.

Down at 75kg now though Sad once I'e lost another 5kg I need to get eating more again and try (healthily) build my lost muscle mass back up.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 21 Aug - 19:52

How you lift not what you lift that counts mate........

Lesser weight done strictly wins everytime....

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Thu 21 Aug - 19:53

Agreed.

Poor form is always a bugbear of mine, especially when you see guys doing it but looking in really good nick Sad

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 21 Aug - 20:05

I don't look at other guys in the gym... Wink  Cool 

Poor form finds you out...............Used to do heavy deadlifts and some old wag came over one day and said to me your form ain't quite right....I thought bollox.....feel great..

Can't do deadlifts now....My back is shagged as far as pulls from the floor are concerned...He was right....

How far you get is what matters......Not how fast you get there......Cutting corners kills you with weights..

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Post by 88Chris05 on Fri 22 Aug - 18:35

Read an article a little while ago in a paper about new 'averages' for 2014 in the UK. Might have been in The Independent.

Anyway, the average male in the UK stands at 5'9" and weighs 184 lb, so they said. So just over thirteen stone. Seems about right to me.

If 5'9" is the average, I'd say anything from 6'0" onwards can be classed as tall. I think when you get to about 6'2" upwards you're getting to the stage where that person's height is probably a stand out feature.
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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 22 Aug - 18:47

5'9" average? Bullsh!t !!

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Post by 88Chris05 on Fri 22 Aug - 19:04

You reckon, Toppy? I think it sounds pretty much on the money. I'm 5'11" so don't really stand out either way (in terms of height that is, obviously my dashing good looks are another matter) but I'd say there's more people around who I see every day who are a little bit shorter than me rather than taller.
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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 22 Aug - 19:18

Maybe, if it was a survey of Independent readers - bunch of malnourised vegetarian liberal hippies.

Get the same survey done by Torygraph readers, strapping rugger-bugger execs, and I'm sure the number would be higher! raspberry

Maybe it's all about the circles you move in. Work-wise I'd consider 6' almost average, definitely 5'10"+, socially I've two mates at c.5'4" and one at 5'8" but the rest are all 5'11"+.

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 22 Aug - 19:24

Just did a quick 'survey' of 17 of my guy mates (based on their heights as far as I know) and the average height was 70.7 inches - i.e. 5'10.5".

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Post by 88Chris05 on Fri 22 Aug - 19:28

Well, you've admitted you don't mind doing the odd bit of 'rounding up', Toppy.....Are you sure some of your pals aren't doing the same? Wink
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Post by Guest on Fri 22 Aug - 19:33

For years I never had an issue seeing bands on stage then a few years ago I noticed some great long streaks of p!ss getting in the way more and more. Perhaps kids are getting taller although I suspect it was more to do with the lack of gig etiquette amongst the young uns these days and they lack the decency to stand at the f*****g back so everyone could see what is going on.

Outside of that I always liked being fairly tall and still take delight in calling some people "shorty"

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Post by kingraf on Fri 22 Aug - 19:47

It's all relative. I say 5'10 is the beginning of above average, but I live in a well resourced neighbourhood, with a lot of 6'6 Afrikaans people to make me feel distinctly average. The actual national average is around 5'7.5 (which I believe is more or less the global average), but I can't really reconcile that my reality.
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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 22 Aug - 20:10

88Chris05 wrote:Well, you've admitted you don't mind doing the odd bit of 'rounding up', Toppy.....Are you sure some of your pals aren't doing the same? Wink

Haha - that's based on my educated eye also! Confident the figures are, on average, pretty correct.

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 22 Aug - 20:11

kingraf wrote:It's all relative. I say 5'10 is the beginning of above average, but I live in a well resourced neighbourhood, with a lot of 6'6 Afrikaans people to make me feel distinctly average. The actual national average is around 5'7.5 (which I believe is more or less the global average), but I can't really reconcile that my reality.

1.5bn Chinese people, that's why.

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Post by Guest on Fri 22 Aug - 20:13

And all those Hobbits

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Fri 22 Aug - 20:25

TopHat24/7 wrote:Just did a quick 'survey' of 17 of my guy mates (based on their heights as far as I know) and the average height was 70.7 inches - i.e. 5'10.5".

Guy mates or Gay mates..

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Sat 23 Aug - 0:26

Guy.

This ain't the Oyster now mate.....

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Post by kingraf on Tue 26 Aug - 7:55

As be aside, what qualifies a tall member of the fairer sex? Think truss' wife is certainly tall, certainly taller than my 5'2ish girlfriend. Think 5'7 is a taller girl, with 5'9 being tall.
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Post by Guest on Tue 26 Aug - 21:29

They're all the same lying down, mate!!!!!!!!!!!! (thanks to the 1970's for that joke)

However, the fatter ones are probably taller

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 27 Aug - 20:27

DAVE667 wrote:They're all the same lying down, mate!!!!!!!!!!!! (thanks to the 1970's for that joke)

Do people measure their Wives lying down over here !!!

No wonder it's a backward Country..

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Post by Guest on Wed 27 Aug - 20:34

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:
DAVE667 wrote:They're all the same lying down, mate!!!!!!!!!!!! (thanks to the 1970's for that joke)

Do people measure their Wives lying down over here !!!

No wonder it's a backward Country..
You're American so you wouldn't understand. It's a thoroughly British joke and, as such, way beyond your sphere of understanding. Never mind, mention it to Jo and I'm sure she'll find it hilarious

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 27 Aug - 20:42

Oh it was a joke...I didn't know honest !! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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Post by Guest on Wed 27 Aug - 20:50

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Oh it was a joke...I didn't know honest !! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

(thanks to the 1970's for that joke)

Thought that may have been a clue TRUSSY.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 27 Aug - 21:03

DAVE667 wrote:
TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Oh it was a joke...I didn't know honest !! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

(thanks to the 1970's for that joke)

I don't live in the past !! Cool

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Post by Guest on Wed 27 Aug - 21:15

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:
DAVE667 wrote:
TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Oh it was a joke...I didn't know honest !! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

(thanks to the 1970's for that joke)  

I don't live in the past !! Cool
Good point, well made

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 27 Aug - 21:26

DAVE667 wrote:
TRUSSMAN66 wrote:
DAVE667 wrote:
TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Oh it was a joke...I didn't know honest !! Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

(thanks to the 1970's for that joke)  

I don't live in the past !! Cool
Good point, well made

Compliments.......Are you ok ?? Cool

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Post by Guest on Wed 27 Aug - 21:32

Compliments? I wouldn't go that far...........Fatty

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 27 Aug - 21:38

Still looking for the last word..

you'll never change..

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Post by Guest on Wed 27 Aug - 21:44

And you wouldn't want me to........

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Post by profitius on Thu 28 Aug - 10:48

I'm 187cm. Thats just under 6'2" I think.


I could imagine being taller would start to become a nuisance and who wants to be lanky anyway! Very Happy
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Post by jimmyinthewell68 on Thu 4 Sep - 0:47

Im 6 foot exactly and when height comes up in topic amongst men there usually someone a few inches below me claiming to be six foot

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 4 Sep - 21:42

So your 5ft 9 Jimmy..

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Post by kingraf on Fri 5 Sep - 2:58

dammit jimmy, I already admitted to not really being six foot
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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Fri 5 Sep - 19:31

To be honest I'm not really sure why anyone would want to lie on a forum with people they are never going to meet...

BTW.....Did I ever tell you guys.. my Winkle was 10 inches long..

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Post by incontinentia on Fri 5 Sep - 20:06

Girth is more important Trussman. You looking forward to the Ryder cup?
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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Fri 5 Sep - 20:46

Very pleased with our team.........Looks very strong and will need to be with all the rough that will have ben grown to make it hard work...

You have some weak links this time.....Westwood, Gallagher, Donaldson and Poulter..

Unfortunately I'm going away for the weekend so won't be able to watch it.......She's promised family we are visiting and won't let me get out of it...

No matter how hard I try..

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 5 Sep - 21:25

Poults is never a weak link when it comes to the Ryder Cup.....

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Fri 5 Sep - 22:08

jimmyinthewell68 wrote:Im 6 foot exactly and when height comes up in topic amongst men  there usually someone a few inches below me claiming to be six foot

Am exactly 6 foot Laugh

I always though I was 5"10 until I got messured.

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Fri 5 Sep - 22:09

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Very pleased with our team.........Looks very strong and will need to be with all the rough that will have ben grown to make it hard work...

You have some weak links this time.....Westwood, Gallagher, Donaldson and Poulter..

Unfortunately I'm going away for the weekend so won't be able to watch it.......She's promised family we are visiting and won't let me get out of it...

No matter how hard I try..

Pull a sicky...

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