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JFP2020



Joined: 31 May 2010

PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's a disappointing possibility, but so long I keep going up in weight all will be gravy. Let's hope so.ㅜㅜ

Regarding doctors, Koreans measure obesity differently because of the East Asian body type: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130722000650

I have gotten some pretty questionable results from medicals too.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KimchiNinja wrote:
That might be part of it -- I always do mine the same every time. Friday morning, fasted, preworkout, no water. So even if it is off and my BF is 19% instead of 15%, it is "consistently off" every time, showing me the week to week change.

Doctors are worthless all over the world. That guy can't seem to comprehend a ton of muscle is not obesity, probably looking at BMI.

My guy told me to "eat less meat" (in other words eat more carbs to lose fat??). Instead I ate nothing but meat and no carbs with old school barbell moves. Muscle went up, fat went down, all blood numbers improved, and all he could say was "but your HDL is actually too high!". Because no Korean has 92 HDL, cause they can't afford the meat and don't lift. Wink

They've just got an arbitrary range written down for everything, and rigidly stick to that without actually using their brains.


hahaha

Yeah, I was sort of tempted to whip of my robe and show him how obese I was.... decided not to.

I used to do like you though - take a reading at the same time of day. But like I said, one time I tried it 3 times in a row... just to check it. I was kind of blown away by the difference. Maybe it was an anomaly.... but here's my question - why does it always ask for your height and age? If those "electrical currents" were so accurate, it'd be able to bounce around in your body and directly determine how much fat is there. lol
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Jyang486



Joined: 25 Nov 2011

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just gauge through what you see. all those things are pretty inaccurate. if you like what you see, or like what you are seeing, then keep up what you've been doing. if you don't, tweak so that you do.

And just from what I've seen, Korea does have an obesity problem. most of the korean guys and girls i knew who weren't gym rats were skinny fat, or just fat.
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TheUrbanMyth



Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Location: It's not a superiority complex when you really are superior

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JFP2020 wrote:
Well that's a disappointing possibility, but so long I keep going up in weight all will be gravy. Let's hope so.ㅜㅜ

Regarding doctors, Koreans measure obesity differently because of the East Asian body type: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130722000650

I have gotten some pretty questionable results from medicals too.



Yep same here.


Most here use the BMI to determine obesity which is absolute garbage when it comes to a dedicated gym rat/lifter with a number of productive years behind him/her.

I personally regard the mirror as a better tool for that as opposed to the scale.
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
Location: Gangnam

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gym competition -- Koreans getting jealous?? Confused

Monday morning bench press. The guy on the bench right next to me works his way up to exactly my weight and then keeps doing sets until I quit. As soon as I quit, he quits. Hmmm.

Then I move to curls and there is a second incident -- this ultra-scrawny guy grabs my old bench. It becomes clear he has no intention of decreasing the weight, he's just going to come in cold, and try to bench it!! Flat out not possible given his build. I'm acting like I don't notice, but seriously concerned because he's going to end up in the emergency room, so I delay my next set of curls and pretend to play with my iphone.

Amazingly this guy actually gets it off the rack Shocked but keeps his elbows almost locked, doing like 30% range of motion. If he would have unlocked those elbows a bit more it would have collaped into him, snap. Once I knew he wasn't going to kill himself went back to my curls...
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen that a lot in smaller gyms. Both with weights, and on the tread mill. lol

My gym though - ppl are cool. Never had anybody do anything like that there.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone ever train "on base"?

I've been working out there a bit recently and enjoying it. Lots of nice folk... and spacious!!
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El Bandito



Joined: 07 Oct 2013

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Corea wrote:
Anyone ever train "on base"?

I've been working out there a bit recently and enjoying it. Lots of nice folk... and spacious!!


How you been gettin' on deah, Cap'n?
I once had me a chance to do some MMA with a "contractor" but we's drank too late the before night.
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

El Bandito wrote:
Captain Corea wrote:
Anyone ever train "on base"?

I've been working out there a bit recently and enjoying it. Lots of nice folk... and spacious!!


How you been gettin' on deah, Cap'n?
I once had me a chance to do some MMA with a "contractor" but we's drank too late the before night.


Training a friend. Works out good for both of us - it's closer to my home than my normal gym, so might just train there for the winter. Very Happy
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kakao group is still going strong. Lot's of guys just shooting the *&^^.

Send a PM if ya want in.
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