Am i too heavy/fat for BMX riding?

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7/29/2014 9:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2014 4:22 PM

I mostly do street/park and i noticed my friends can go much higher and do better tricks than me even though ive been riding months or years more than them. So i am wondering if i am to heavy/fat? i am about 5 foot 9 inches (175 cm) and weigh a little under 170 lbs (77 kg). Pretty much no muscle mass just flab flab and more flab. Anyways what do you think and feel free to share your height and weight so i get a better understanding of riders out there.
*Update*: Thanks for all the supportive comments guys and i do workout mostly cardio though cause i am just looking to slim down not bulk up i lost 18 lbs this year so far.

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7/29/2014 9:30 PM

Fuck it and huck it off a loading dock , if your frame doesnt crumple it's all good



If so hit up Jenny Craig

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7/29/2014 9:37 PM

I'm 5'8 and 180lbs. I started riding flatland kinda hard because of my weight and was about to stop then I saw someone who was way fatter than me doing some sick tricks.

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7/29/2014 9:46 PM

I'm 6'2 tall and weigh 215, how old are you? The more you ride the more muscle. 5'9 170 isn't really big at all. Robbie morales rides for cult and he's like 6' 275

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7/29/2014 9:46 PM

WoahD wrote:

I'm 6'2 tall and weigh 215, how old are you? The more you ride the more muscle. 5'9 170 isn't really big at all. Robbie morales rides for cult and he's like 6' 275

he doesnt ride for cult, he owns the company

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7/29/2014 10:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2014 10:08 PM

WoahD wrote:

I'm 6'2 tall and weigh 215, how old are you? The more you ride the more muscle. 5'9 170 isn't really big at all. Robbie morales rides for cult and he's like 6' 275

bmxsteve99 wrote:

he doesnt ride for cult, he owns the company

Lol well there ya go OP a big guy or "fatty" started one of the biggest bmx companies so you shouldnt question anything else about this subject.

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7/29/2014 10:20 PM

WoahD wrote:

I'm 6'2 tall and weigh 215, how old are you? The more you ride the more muscle. 5'9 170 isn't really big at all. Robbie morales rides for cult and he's like 6' 275

21 and thanks smile

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7/29/2014 11:42 PM

Im 5'10" and 220 and i do alright. I know morgan wade is about the same

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7/30/2014 12:52 AM

youre fine man, I knew a kid who was your height and well over 200 and rode.

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7/30/2014 6:06 AM

What about Eric Mesta from Daily Grind, he's a solid 250

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7/30/2014 6:15 AM

in 1999 i had a friend that weighed 220 and rode a dyno. as long as your having fun and you like to ride it doesnot matter.

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7/30/2014 6:51 AM

I'm 6'6 265

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7/30/2014 8:18 AM

I'm 6'2 and around 195ish so you're fine haha

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7/30/2014 8:29 AM

You're fine dude. Haha i have a decent amount of muscle and weigh about that and am about that height and i ride. If you feel your riding isn't how it should be, work out. It helps.

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7/30/2014 9:09 AM

I'm in the same boat, just more cushion for those tumbles we have!

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7/30/2014 9:22 AM

ask tim

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7/30/2014 10:20 AM

Shit. I'm like 5'9" 200 lbs.

Its entirely possible that your friends go bigger than you cause you suck, and they dont. Keep riding and don't worry about who's better than you and who isn't.

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7/30/2014 12:53 PM

6'1" 295#'s I race 2 days a week every week.

Do it.

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7/30/2014 12:57 PM

You're fine dude. I am like 5'8, 130 pounds but that's because I am a skinny little scumbag. Some people just learn things differently and faster than others. I can hop up this one 4 stair, no problem but I never have really grasped the whole pushing out thing during a hop. I always just pulled and hucked. Just practice and you will get high hops and better tricks.

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7/30/2014 1:25 PM

hit the gym up and turn the fat into muscle

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7/31/2014 9:29 AM

GO TO THE GYM! and done smile being in shape is good not only for bmx but social life too smile

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7/31/2014 5:41 PM

Don't let your weight define you man, do what you love to do, and If you really think its a problem start dieting and working out more.

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7/31/2014 8:30 PM

YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING RAILS! I WISH I HAD PEGS ON MY BIKE RIGHT NOW!

5ft.5", 265

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7/31/2014 8:33 PM

5-5 with shoes, 140 a bit chubby

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7/31/2014 11:03 PM

your are not too heavy to ride, I'm 5'3 and 165

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8/1/2014 6:35 AM

I am 6 feet tall and was 250 LBS the other day in a t shirt and shorts with pocket stuff (wallet, keys, phone etc).

You weigh what I did in high school. Ride more and that "flab" will melt off. ALSO, eat better. When you aren't riding, don't sit around eating garbage food.

Healthy food + Exercise = less flab.

Keep it up and burn that flab off man!

I wish I could ride more, but my responsibilities have kicked up, being married with a kid on the way, and a wife with Hyperemesis Gravardium, so ride time is usually a 20 minute parking lot session here or there and the occasional park session.

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8/27/2014 4:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2014 4:41 PM

ok im 6'4 275 what kinda bike should i get thats for me but i do some tricks i only have 200$

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8/27/2014 5:29 PM

Rockystart wrote:

ok im 6'4 275 what kinda bike should i get thats for me but i do some tricks i only have 200$

sorry but 200 bucks isnt going to get you anything, especially that something that wont break in half the first time you ride it. But for 200 you can get a decent Frame atleast. the Haro Zebra is 159 and they are pretty solid as lond as you dont mind the paint scuffing easily.

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8/27/2014 5:31 PM

Rockystart wrote:

ok im 6'4 275 what kinda bike should i get thats for me but i do some tricks i only have 200$

michael.eckhart wrote:

sorry but 200 bucks isnt going to get you anything, especially that something that wont break in half the first time you ride it. But for 200 you can get a decent Frame atleast. the Haro Zebra is 159 and they are pretty solid as lond as you dont mind the paint scuffing easily.

the haro zebra is not in any way a decent frame
the zebra is the same as a full chromo frame off of a complete bike

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8/28/2014 11:05 AM

I'm 510 and 175 , hitting the weights never hurts , I ride allot so that's where most of my muscle comes from , I'm mostly muscle besides a beer belly , amplitude is about knowing how to pump transition

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