About one month ago I signed up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Having previously trained Tae Kwon-Do for 10 years I wanted to learn a grappling and ground based martial art. Tae Kwon-Do was primarily a standing marital art with very little, if any, ground work. Prior to signing up I naively thought that having 10 years experience in a standing martial art, where my … [Read more...]
My Interview With A 6 Foot 10 Body Builder
This is the third article in the Amazing Tall People series. In this series I interview a wide range of tall people that are embracing their height and not letting it stop them from achieving incredible things. For this article I had the privilege of interviewing Josh, a 6 foot 10 Australian natural body builder, that is not only strong but has managed to build an incredible … [Read more...]
From Tall And Skinny To Jacked: Larger Than Life UK Interview
This article is for all the tall and skinny guys looking for motivation and inspiration when it comes to building a strong and impressive physique. Being tall and skinny usually means you have an ectomorph body type. This is characterised by long limbs, thin and slender frame, and a general difficulty to put on any significantly noticeable muscle mass. I know all too … [Read more...]
Is It Harder For Tall People To Put On Muscle?
One of the most frequently asked questions by tall people training regularly at the gym is: is it harder to put on muscle if you are tall? The sweet and short answer is NO. Before I explain why, let’s first examine why this is a frequently asked question. For a majority of tall people (myself included) the story usually goes something like this: We start skinny and … [Read more...]