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Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« on: October 17, 2009, 02:52:35 AM »
I think it would be awesome to have an Introduction thread for our subforum, Since its for big guys mainly :P.

Most of you know me, My name is William or F2, I am the Fat freerunner, I weigh about 260lb, My first "Trick" I learned was the wallflip, and my first parkour move was a Safety vault.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 03:27:58 AM »
My name is Kyle Rudolph. I came to parkour from boxing. I am a heavyweight boxer and now weigh 200 lbs. I am self taught and my first vault to learn was a lazy vault. My first trick would have to be an aerial or a 540 kick.
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 09:27:42 AM »
Hey my name is Alex Mills. I started parkour about 2 years ago when I watched "Casino Royale". I am 6'6'' and weigh in at 210lbs. I am also self taught and have trained solo the past 2 years. The first trick I learned was a monkey vault, and my most proud trick is my kong vault!
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 10:03:56 AM »
I don't know if I count as Gorilla PK material:
I'm 6'1" and about 190 lbs.
I'm not small but I'm not huge either

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 10:46:41 AM »
you're fine =D You don't have to pass certain criteria but if you consider yourself big for your size then welcome!
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 08:42:43 PM »
hi again

i'm dan

i'm 5'11"

used to be fat(270lbs)

spent some time at husky(225-240)

chillin around 200 these days

relax, i do this all the time
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 07:59:13 AM »
Excellente danny! You went in the same direction Im going in xD.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009, 05:57:33 PM »
I'm Trevor, I am six foot one and 208 pounds. I am the largest in my family so I consider myself big. My first vault was the speed vault and yeah...


I honestly have one major goal in life, and I will do whatever I can to accomplish it.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2009, 07:15:39 PM »
I think I should probably join I'm 5'11 and 235 I did lose 15 pounds before my knee surgery but I gained itall back and haven't been able to lose it since.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 04:30:38 PM »
Hi, I'm Sam.  I'm from New Zealand and weigh in at about 115kg (about 250 pounds).  I've been training for about 3 years and was about 130kg (about 285 pounds) when I started.  I haven't consciously set about to lose weight as I'm quite happy being a cuddly but strong fella.  The weight change is happening anyway.  I figure I'm still carrying about 20 pounds of excess but we're just entering Summer in my country so that should help change it a little.  Training sessions of the "play" variety tend to last a couple of hours longer when the sun is shining.

I was a rock climber for about 7 years (3 years as an instructor) and played many a season of rugby as far as my former physical activity goes.  I used to be able to perform a half decent one arm pull up but no longer.  Despite not being able to do a one arm pull any more, I feel stronger than I've ever felt before in my life.

A tip for getting stronger without putting on too much muscle is to stick with really low repetitions if you are performing tricky body weight exercises or lifting weights.  No more than 5.  If you can do that too easy you should increase the resistance by adding weight or by other means.

I might have a claim to being the original "big guy" too:
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2009, 06:31:52 PM »
Holy shit, we're international now.

Welcome to GorillaPK man!
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 06:39:29 PM »
This is the post awesome thing ever.

me: Aaron Hrinda
I'm from Pennsylvania. I was in the Marines, and now I'm in Law Enforcement.
I have a Martial Arts and Weight lifting background. Also, I have always been a big dude.
I'm 5'10" and the last times I was under 200 were in High School and when I graduated boot camp.
I am floating around 230 right now, but an steadily progressing downwards.

I do crossfit, lots of pull ups and hand=stand push ups, and started looking into PK, mostly because
I find myself climbing on stuff all the time anyway, and have always gone over stuff while I was running.

Then I discovered it was a real thing and lots of others did it.

And then I discovered this tread and the world changed...!
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2009, 07:09:30 PM »
Holy shit, we're international now.

Welcome to GorillaPK man!

Haha we went international when we got the guy from Egypt haha this is great now in NZ!!! We got the KIWIS with us now. It's great to have you Sam! Welcome to GPK!

Welcome to the forums as well Hrinda! wow you have a interesting backround! Haha yeah i'm glad we started up Gorilla PK
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2009, 09:06:40 PM »
I'm Deborah, and while I'm not really tall (5'7"), I'm fat. My weight has been wavering between 208 and 217lbs. for months.

I haven't got an interesting background story.  :(

I'm from Redding, CA.

My biggest nemesis atm is running. I can't go far at all before suffocating, and because of my weight, it kills my knees.

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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2009, 10:10:00 PM »
Hopeful,
 I have totally been where you are. My weight has always been something I
had to work on, even when I was running 20+ miles a week.

 Some of us just get that lot in life.

 The biggest thing I can say (since I had to go through it a year ago, getting back into shape)
 is baby steps, and keep with it.

 After I got out of the Marines, I slacked off (as a Corrections Officer, it is easy). I kept lifting,
but I let my cardio fall away. Eventually, I found myself at 265, and really unhappy. Granted, people
never assumed I was that heavy, but I felt bad about myself.
 
 So I started working at it. It sucked for a good long while, especially knowing where I used to be.
Take a hard look at your diet, and how you spend your time.

 For me it was a lot of little things. Getting coffee on the way home from work, and noticing
I grabbed a snack with it. It's really easy.

 Keep a journal for yourself of what you eat, your workouts and how you feel. It's amazing when you
really look at it.

 I am somewhere between 220-230 right now, but I am back up to running 3 miles at a shot.
Just keep at it.


And If you smoke, quit. I just did 2 months ago. and it is awesome. AWESOME!
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2009, 10:37:40 PM »
Hopeful,
 I have totally been where you are. My weight has always been something I
had to work on, even when I was running 20+ miles a week.

 Some of us just get that lot in life.

 The biggest thing I can say (since I had to go through it a year ago, getting back into shape)
 is baby steps, and keep with it.

 After I got out of the Marines, I slacked off (as a Corrections Officer, it is easy). I kept lifting,
but I let my cardio fall away. Eventually, I found myself at 265, and really unhappy. Granted, people
never assumed I was that heavy, but I felt bad about myself.
 
 So I started working at it. It sucked for a good long while, especially knowing where I used to be.
Take a hard look at your diet, and how you spend your time.

 For me it was a lot of little things. Getting coffee on the way home from work, and noticing
I grabbed a snack with it. It's really easy.

 Keep a journal for yourself of what you eat, your workouts and how you feel. It's amazing when you
really look at it.

 I am somewhere between 220-230 right now, but I am back up to running 3 miles at a shot.
Just keep at it.


And If you smoke, quit. I just did 2 months ago. and it is awesome. AWESOME!

Hey congratulations of quitting! That takes some effort!
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2009, 10:48:57 PM »
Hey Hrinda/Sam just so the public (apk) knows your part of GPK add the signature.. you can either add this one or the other one i made which you can see most GPK guys have or you can be creative and make a new one! It helps distinguish us!
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2009, 12:39:10 AM »
Yeah, welcome to all our new members. We seemed to have had quite an influx today. :]

If you new guys know any other big traceurs out there that feel out of pk because of their size then I encourage you to invite them here and tell everyone about GorillaPK.
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2009, 10:16:55 PM »
added the sig block,
and using my real name too.

I was before, too, for that matter.

Havent gotten much training the past few days, except for
QM all over the house and push-ups, since I have had 24 hours of overtime in the past
4 days.
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Re: Im not Fat, I'm Husky! (INTRODUCE YOURSELF)
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2009, 07:55:07 AM »
Hopeful,
 I have totally been where you are. My weight has always been something I
had to work on, even when I was running 20+ miles a week.

 Some of us just get that lot in life.
 
 The biggest thing I can say (since I had to go through it a year ago, getting back into shape)
 is baby steps, and keep with it.

Thanks.

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For me it was a lot of little things. Getting coffee on the way home from work, and noticing
I grabbed a snack with it. It's really easy.

 Keep a journal for yourself of what you eat, your workouts and how you feel. It's amazing when you
really look at it.

Yeah, I've cut out a lot off junk I used to eat, but I'm still eating too much. I think I'm addicted to food. >.<

 
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I am somewhere between 220-230 right now, but I am back up to running 3 miles at a shot.

Congratulations!!

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And If you smoke, quit. I just did 2 months ago. and it is awesome. AWESOME!

Congrats again! Nope, never smoked, never intend to. I have a few friends that used to, but quit. I can tell from watching them that it is REALLY hard to quit, and stay quit. I don't ever want to have to do that!