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Let's break the stereotype that tall people are uncoordinated!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dmitrious Bistrevsky, Oct 1, 2015.

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    Dmitrious Bistrevsky New Member

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    Weak? I've never heard of that and judging by your muscle mass, you're anything but. ;)

    Great video, I could never do what you do and I'm six inches shorter.
     
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    Most incredible.
     
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    Nice iconoclasm being an agile and lithe lanky guy. It's not so easy to be tall in acrobatics or gymnastics. You two have a good energy together. Welcome to board and I wish success on your projects. I'm happy to see you comfortable and playful in your skin.
     
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    Thank you so much for your encouraging words! When I said "weak" that's what the coaches who turned me down in my earlier days would say.

    "You are not strong enough, and coordinated enough for me to train you. You are too big for acrobatics."

    I'm glad that I didn't listen to them!
     
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    this is awesome plus it's great you didn't end up skinny like a lot of tall guys.
     
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    Ha, weak!? Not judging by those arms!
     
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    well to take it one at a time,
    weak. well not really i have allways been fairly strong, but i get what your coaches mean, having such a long body makes alot of bodyweight exercises harder since we weigh more and more important the weight is placed further from the working muscle, so the weight seems heavier than it is. but if we only measure strengt ill say im stronger than most who arent bodybuilders or hardcore acrobatics like you, nice job!
    awkward. thats a tricky one because the only reason we are awkward is because the rest of the world is too small for us to feel intirely comfortable. so are we awkward or do we live in awkward surroundings?
    uncoordinated. thats gotta be a yes first, i got extra classes of motoric controll coaching in elementary school because i really had trouble coordinating my movements when doing sports and other fast going activities. because i got pretty tall pretty fast. but now i have no such trouble so i guess i just had to adjust.
    anyway thats my oppinion and some life history ;)
     
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    I was pulled out of sports from 6th -8th grade because I was growing so fast that my joints would always hurt. This caused me to be overweight and a little awkward. But when I started just playing (climbing trees and pretty much everything else around me) I became more coordinated and more confident. Very good point!
     
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    You inspire me!... so awesome to hear about some one who goes after what he wants.
    ME TOO! What an awesome way to prove some one wrong. Thanks for sharing your story DB. You Rock my man.
     

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