You know…sometimes being a buff guy (or girl) SUCKS!
Don’t get me wrong, for the most part it’s AWESOME. But there are certain aspects of this lifestyle that really blow lol.
So for giggles, I’ll share my own 5 reasons why it can suck to have more muscle than the average guy. If you have any more, please do share them with me below.
(1) Shirts Don’t Fit
Tees are fine on me. Shirts can be different. In order to accommodate my chest I have to buy a bigger size, but then it’s too baggy overall 🙁 .
If I go smaller (which fits the rest of my torso) the top buttons are pulling apart. Getting a shirt that both looks good and is comfortable is a PAIN IN THE ASS!
(2) Trousers/Pants Don’t Fit
A slight problem for me, but not as much as the chest thing. If they fit my legs, then the waist is often too baggy. If the waist fits perfect, the legs are too skinny. The price of being lean all year round I guess.
(3) You “Clock Watch”
You know what I mean. You look at the time and think, “How long is it til I can eat again?!”
(4) You Suffer From “Protein Guilt”
I ate a meal and I know there was only about 15g protein in it. Now I feel like sh1t :'(
(5) The Day(s) After Leg Day
Stairs are a nightmare after leg day. And how about when you’re sitting down and you forget you have DOMS…then you stand up, “Ouucccchhhh!!” The pain. People who don’t even lift just don’t understand.
If you liked this, you might also enjoy 20 reasons why exercise sucks sometimes by Nicole McDermott e.g. “You need to go back to work smelling like a Hunger Games contestant.” LOL
Also check this article called, “Dressing the Muscular Man” by male style expert Tanner Guzy – a whole bunch of good style tips there for the more muscular dude.
Do you have any other buff guy problems? Share them below. I’d love to hear them 😀
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lol. Great. I personally think it sucks when people call me “obsessed” grrrr!
When my friends and fam ALWAYS call me first when something like furniture or a dish washer machine needs moved lol
When you have that snack you already feel guilty for but then someone that knows you sees you eating it and has to make an asinine comment “ohh, i didn’t think you ate that stuff”….
I love the protein guilt one, I’ve snuck off to buy cooked chicken pieces after a meal :s
as for ill fitting clothes, I’ve resorted to getting them made so far kinda cheap and completely customisable http://www.itailor.com first time in my life I’ve had a shirt fit me right
Definitely have the same issue with button down shirts. I am not a large guy but usually have to wear a large shirt to get the buttons up, and then it looks like I’m wearing a lab coat. Kinda defeats the purpose of a nice shirt.
Very funny. I’m a girl and totally understand. My blouses and sports jackets are always tight in the shoulders, back, and arms. Hey, but I love it!!!!
On the pasta just add cheese. Good quality cheese is the centerpiece of a [plate of pasta.
By the way, one failure of Mel Brooks is that in Blazing Saddles he neglected to have the cowboys in Amil Johnson’s bar eating pasts.
The concept that the results matter more than the enjoyment, when it comes to eating food, is baffling to everyone I am in contact with.
Bigger muscles mean smaller brains. Or bigger muscles mean psychological or confidence issues. Or the complete lack of understanding of personal development, but kicking a ball around a field and into a net makes perfect sense. I hear all this a lot!
Oh the leg day meme is so true, it hurts! 🙂
Many of you are too young to remember this, but there was a time when I could buy tapered shirts “off the rack” and they fit rather well. With the obesity epidemic today, however, I think the tendency is to make an XL or 2XL, etc, just that–big and tentlike. But I used to buy extra large tapered shirts which accommodated larger chest, delts while conforming to a 32-34 inch waist. Sadly, the solution today is to buy any style shirt or pants/shorts you want, dress/leisure, and take it to a dry cleaner’s for altering. Find a local dry cleaners who does light tailoring, have them measure you and then have them put dual tapers in the backs of all your shirts so they’re not so big and baggy anymore. You’ll get the fit you want in the style you want, and won’t cost much per garment, and is only a one-time expense. Same with pants. Have them measure your waist and take darts in at the waistline. It worked like a charm for me (my wife did it for me back then). My thighs were 29″ and my waist was 32″. But don’t add a few pounds or you’re out of luck and have to go back to your “fat” duds. You know what I mean. And suggestion: don’t have the shirts made so “skin tight” that all the girls laugh at you, normal people think you’re just a narcissistic freak, and guys all think you’re gay. Not necessary. You can have a great fit with garments that accentuate your body rather than draw excessive attention to it, especially at work or business.
Serials 3, 4 & 5 are bang on.
The very first challenge after Legs day is in the morning – sitting on and getting up from the toilet bowl.
Serials 1 & 2.
I just get them tailored.
I’m getting pretty tight in the chest and shoulders on large shirts too. X large wind up hanging in my arm pits and bunch up at the waist. Got some xl polos given to me for work because they failed to order me larges. Those actually fit me. I sent the leg day pic to a couple Co workers. One has been hitting the gym with me for awhile. The other just started. We were trying to explain to her how bad leg day sucks lol. When you are thankful that the john has a handicap rail and you stand at the top of the stairs for two minutes trying to convince yourself to go down them lol.
Laughter does a body good! Need more of these reads!
I confirm all 5 of them. Happened to me more than once.
I live in Germany and here it seems that clothing is either for very skinny or overweight people with thin legs and big bellies. I need to buy american brands or go to the US to find clothing that is made for more robust guys (e.g. trousers with smaller waist but bigger legs).
As for protein, each meal with less than 30g is a source of “oh my, I didn’t get enough, I will loose all my muscle”…. 🙂
And then there’s the if you have to walk very much you get a rash in between your thighs, of course fat people have this problem also so not really a only body builder condition but worth mentioning lol.. oh and dito on the always keeping track of protein all the freaking time..
Just a quick question, is there anyway to have a weight and reps log in the MuscleHack app? I know there’s a way to log reps and weight for workout in excel (PC) but having it in the app to access in the gym would be awesome. Is that possible?
I also appreciate all you’ve done for the body building community. I’ve been following THT Training ever since high school which has resulted in explosive gains over the years.
@Chris. There already is in the Android version, buddy. I am hoping to bring the workouts to the iPhone app in the coming months.
LOVE leg day meme, so true. I found to have the same shirt issue, I had to move up to XXL in shirts because my XLs are all tight. Now I look like a tent. Twp things I found is 1- people automatically assume you juice and 2- usually have to field questions like what you etc then they call me a health nut. Go out with friends for a Guinness and they are like…..oooo health nut having a beer.