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    Sitting at about 68 kg (150 lbs), 5'9'' (175cm).
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    While I'd like to be bigger, I'm happy with my weight right now. I'll leave the massiveness and growth to you monsters ;)
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    Frank Mannarino, Alexei Lesukov, Zydrunas Savickas
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    Size difference, dominance/humiliation, role reversal/uncommon roles (e.g. monstrous power bottom, dumb muscle bodyguard who adores his small master...), oversized body parts (obviously muscles, but even hands, feet, tongue...)

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  1. SM as therapy, muscle fetish as therapy

    Interesting. From what I've read, People should be mentally healthy (as in, not going through issues right then and there). Cool to read about people who utilize BDSM to help people with their issues.
  2. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but if you looked up different lifting competitions, you could get a rough idea. There are often weight classes, if it's a high profile competition (like the Olympics), you'll have plenty of photo/video documentation as well.
  3. Anatomy threads: Foot, Lower leg, Thigh, Pelvis Note: I realized/found out that the singular of phalanges is actually 'phalanx', so I'll correct it in the foot thread. Dictionary: Ulnar: thing lies on the same side as ulna (one of the forearm bones), closer to little finger. Radial: thing lies on the same side as radius, closer to thumb. Bones: Left hand from the palmar/volar surface (looking into the palm of the hand): http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus219.html Left hand from the dorsal surface (looking at the back of the hand): http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus220.html From wikipedia, illustration of the different types of bones in the hand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_bone#/media/File:Scheme_human_hand_bones-en.svg Carpal bones. There's eight in each hand, forming two rows. They naturally form a groove, concave on the palmar side. The proximal row consists of (going from the radial/thumb side to the ulnar/little finger side) the navicular/scaphoid bone (os naviculare/scaphoideum), the lunate bone (os lunatum), the triangular bone (os triquetrum) and the pisiform bone (os pisiforme). The distant row consists of the greater and lesser multangular bones (os trapezium, os trapezoideum), the capitate bone (os capitatum) and the hamate bone (os hamatum). Metacarpals, one for each finger, they are the bones in the palm. They're numbered 1. - 5., the first one is the thumb one, fifth one is the little finger one. Metacarpal 1 lies between the greater multangular bone and the proximal phalanx of the thumb. Metacarpal 2 lies between the lesser multangular bone and the prox. phalanx of the pointer finger. Metacarpal 3 lies between the capitate bone and the prox. phalanx of middle finger. Metacarpals 4 and 5 lie between the hamate bone and the respective prox. phalanges of the ring and little finger. Like the foot, there are 2 phalanges for the thumb, and 3 phalanges for the rest of the fingers. Joints: I will spare you all the details of the different small joints in the hand, but I can add them in later, if desired. Phalanges articulate with themselves, and the proximal ones articulate with the metacarpals. Metacarpals articulate at their distal ends with the proximal phalanges, these metacarpophalangeal joints are the knuckles, joints where the fingers themselves start, and at the proximal end with the carpal bones of the distal row. Wrist joint The actual wrist joint is the radiocarpal joint, because its parts are the distal end of radius and three of the carpal bones of the proximal row (navicular, lunate and triangular bone). There is articulation between ulna (little finger-side forearm bone) and the carpal bones, but it's divided by an articulation disc, so it's not a 'true' joint. Transverse carpal ligament is a fibrous band that goes across the groove of the carpal bones, turning it into a tunnel. On the ulnar side, the ligament is connected to the pisiform and hamate bone, on the radial side, to the greater multangular and the navicular bones. Place of origin of some muscles. Carpal tunnel The carpal bones form a concave structure on the palmar side, that is closed off by the transverse carpal ligament, (at cross section, it looks a bit like a bow, with the bones being the wood and the ligament being the string). Through this tunnel, several tendons come from the forearm to the fingers, as well as the median nerve. This nerve at this point innervates several muscles in the hand (mainly the short thumb muscles as well as being a sensitive nerve for the radial palmar part of the hand. If the nerve or its blood supply gets compressed, it can lead to the carpal tunnel syndrome. This syndrome mostly leads to loss of sensitivity on the thumb, loss of thumb strength, and atrophy in most of the thumb muscles (exception: m. adductor pollicis, that one is innervated by the ulnar nerve). Ulnar tunnel This tunnel is created by a hook-like protrusion on the hamate bone on the radial side, with ligaments on the three remaining sides. Lies more superficially than the carpal tunnel, and the ulnar artery and nerve go through it. The ulnar nerve innervates most of the hand muscles, as well as providing sensitive coverage of part of the hand (palmar ulnar side). If the nerve and/or artery gets impinged at this point, it can lead to ulnar tunnel syndrome, which means various states of hand weakness, loss of sensitivity and other fun stuff. One of the causes of this syndrome has been linked to the chronic pressure on the place from pressing against the handlebars on a bicycle (but this is more concern for long distance cyclists). Muscles: There are no muscles in the fingers themselves, only tendons/ligaments. Like the lower limbs, hands have long (coming from the forearm) and short muscles (coming from the hand itself) to control the fingers, and we'll be dealing with the short ones only in this chapter. Mm. interossei palmares/volares: http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus429.html There are three palmar interossei, they originate on the palmar surface of the pointer, ring and little finger metacarpal bones and they insert into the base of the proximal phalanx of the same finger. The m. interosseus palmaris of the pointer finger is on the ulnar side of the finger. The other two are on the radial side. Action: They adduct/pull their respective fingers towards the middle finger. Mm. interossei dorsales: http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus428.html There are four of them, each arising from two adjacent metacarpal bones and inserting into the base of a proximal phalanx. They are the meat you can feel when you press in between the bones on the back of your hand. First one (also the biggest) goes from your 1. + 2. metacarpal to the pointer finger phalanx (on the radial side). Second goes from 2. + 3. metacarpal to the proximal phalanx of the middle finger from the radial side. Third one goes from 3. + 4. metacarpal to the ulnar side of the same phalanx. Last one goes from 4. + 5. metacarpal to the ulnar side of the fourth phalanx. Action: They abduct/spread the fingers apart from the middle finger, the second and third interossei allow the middle finger to move from side to side. Mm. lumbricales Yup, your hands have worm muscles as well! There are four of these little fellas, they originate from the tendons of the deep flexor muscle (We'll get to that one in the forearm thread.). First two begin on the palmar and radial sides of the pointer and middle finger deep flexor tendon. The last two begin on the adjacent sides of the 3. + 4. and 4. + 5. deep flexor tendons. They go along the radial sides of their respective fingers and are inserted into the tendons of the extensor muscle, on the dorsal side, near the metacarpophalangeal joints/knuckles. Action: The help flex the proximal phalanges with the middle and distal phalanges extended. Here's a nice picture and video of them in action. Left hand from the palm side, showing the Transverse carpal ligament and the muscles of the thumb and little finger, as well as the long flexors of the fingers and the wrist: http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus423.html Another view: http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus427.html Muscles of the thumb The thumb has four short (originating on the hand itself) and four long (originating on the forearm) muscles. I'll leave the long ones for the forearm. Three of the short muscles (m. abductor pollicis brevis, m. flexor pollicis brevis and m. opponens pollicis) create the bulge at the base of the thumb, also called the thenar eminence. M. abductor pollicis brevis (short thumb abductor). It originates on the transverse carpal ligament and from the navicular and greater multangular bones. I goes laterally and distally towards the thumb, where it inserts at the radial side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb. Action: Abducts the thumb in a plane that's at a right angle to that of the palm of the hand. (When a hand is positioned with the palm up, this muscle will make the thumb point to the ceiling.) Illustration of the two following thumb muscles, as well as m. opponens digiti quinti: http://www.bartleby.com/107/illus426.html M. opponens pollicis lies beneath the abductor. Originates from roughly the same places, but inserts into the whole length of the 1. metacarpal on the radial side. Action: Draws the thumb over the palm (at the end of the action, the thumb is in opposition to the fingers), as well as rotates it in the process. M. adductor pollicis. This muscle has two parts, the oblique and the transverse. The transverse part is the deepest lying of the thumb muscles. Triangular in shape, it originates from most of the 3. metacarpal bone, the fibers than converge and insert into the ulnar side of the base of the 1. phalanx of the thumb. The oblique part originates from the capitate bone, bases of the 2. and 3. metacarpals as well as from the intercarpal ligaments, and the sheath of the tendon of the m. flexor carpi radialis (in the next chapter). The tendon (containing a sesamoid bone) inserts into the ulnar side of the base of the 1. phalanx, but part of the fibers directly insert at the radial side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb. Action: The transverse part adducts/pulls the thumb next to the hand/fingers. The oblique part helps adduct, as well as helping the short abductor's action. M. flexor pollicis brevis (short thumb flexor). This muscle has two parts as well. The lateral part originates from the transverse carpal ligament and the greater multangular bone. Its tendon (containing a sesamoid bone like the tendon of the m. adductor pollicis obliquus) inserts into the radial side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb. The medial part is smaller, originating from the 1. metacarpal (ulnar side) and inserting into the ulnar side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb (like the m. adductor pollicis obliquus). Action: Adducts and flexes the proximal phalanx. Muscles of the little finger The little finger has three relevantly named short muscles controlling it (we have already covered the 3rd m. interosseus palmaris and 5th m. lumbricalis earlier). The abductor, short flexor and the opponens, also create a small bulge in the palm (under the little finger), called the hypothenar eminence. M. abductor digiti quinti (or m. abductor digiti minimi) originates from the pisiform bone, and from the tendon of the m. flexor carpi ulnaris (in the next chapter), it's flat tendon inserts into the ulnar side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the little finger and into the tendon of m. extensor digiti quinti proprius (next chapter). Action: Abducts the little finger. M. Flexor digiti quinti/minimi originates from the hamate bone and the transverse carpal ligament and inserts into the ulnar side of the proximal phalanx of the little finger. Might be absent in some people. Action: Helps abduct the little finger and flexes the proximal phalanx. M. opponens digiti quinti/minimi originates from the hamate bone and the transverse carpal ligament and inserts into the the whole lenght of the 5. metacarpal bone on the ulnar side. Action: Adducts the finger, and draws it slightly into opposition with the other fingers (but it's a small movement). M. palmaris brevis. Small muscle that originates from the palmar aponeurosis and the transverse carpal ligament, and is inserted into the skin on the ulnar side of the palm. Action: Corrugates the skin, affects the palmar aponeurosis, and through it, affects gripping. Quiz: 1) Which of these extend the thumb: [] M. abductor pollicis brevis [] M. interosseus palmaris 1 [] M. opponens pollicis [] None of the above 2) Fibrous band that turns the carpal groove into the carpal tunnel is called: [] Transverse carpal ligament [] Transverse carpal tendon [] Oblique carpal ligament [] Transverse metacarpal ligament 3) How many interosseal muscles are there in one hand? [] 7 (3 palmar, 4 dorsal) [] 8 (4 palmar, 4 dorsal) [] 7 (3 dorsal, 4 palmar) [] 6 (3 dorsal, 3 palmar) Thank you for reading, hope you learned something, and as always, any feedback is appreciated!
  4. About abs

    If we're talking about six/eight packs, then the muscle's called the rectus abdominis muscle, there's two of them, and each has four sections. Depending on how you sort the muscles in the abdominal area, there could be 8 or 10 total (4/5 pairs).
  5. In need of some help...

    Could you specify what region (N/S America, Europe, etc) you are in as well? There may be some sites that may be more specific or useful to you based on your location.
  6. Anatomy threads: Foot, Lower leg, Thigh, Hand Bones: Right hip bone from the outside/lateral side: http://www.bartleby.com/107/Images/large/image235.gif Right hip bone from the inside/medial side: http://www.bartleby.com/107/Images/large/image236.gif Lots of muscle attachments there, but I've already mentioned some of them in the last chapter, so you can go check that out. The hip bone is made of three bones that fuse during the course of our development: The ilium, tops of which are the flat bones you can feel, when you put your hands on your... hips. The ischium, forms the lower and back part, as mentioned last chapter, you sit on these, and you can find the ischial tuberosity pretty easily by sitting on your hands and pressing upward until you feel the bone. Just make sure your hands aren't between your cheeks, that's a different body part. The pubis (the pubic bone) is the lower front part of the hip bone. This one is palpable right above your penis (if you have one). Foramen obturatum - this hole created by the ischium and pubic bones is mostly filled by the obturator membrane, which is the place of origin for a few muscles. The next two bones are part of the spine, but I'm including them here, I've not decided yet how to deal with the spine in this series. Sacrum - a wedge between the two hip bones in the back. Made of five fused vertebrae. Has a canal and openings for nerves going in and out of the spinal cord, innervating the back of your legs. Coccyx - fused ~ four vertebrae (the number varies) at the lower end of the spine. One of the places of origin for a few muscles. Joints: Hip joint The hip joint is a ball and socket type, which allows it great amount of movement. Thanks to the convexity of the femoral head (and the corresponding concavity of the acetabulum) and thanks to the ligaments around it, it's also quite a stable joint. Sacroiliacal joint This is a solid joint, thanks to its structure and the firmness of the surrounding ligaments, there isn't much movement possible in this joint. Symphysis pubica This is the connection of the two pubic bones, in the front of the pelvis. This can be felt a bit above the penis (if you have one) where it meets your underbelly. Muscles: Right leg from the front, showing the m. iliopsoas and m. tensor fasciae latae: http://bartleby.com/107/Images/large/image430.gif M. iliopsoas. This can be separated into two or three parts. The m. iliacus originates on the inner side of the iliac bone. The m. psoas major begins on the sides of the bodies of the lumbar vertebrae. The m. psoas minor begins on the sides of the bodies of the last thoracic and the first lumbar vertebra. Also, not everyone has this muscle. All these three muscles go down and insert into the lesser trochanter of the femur (bump on the inner side of the thigh bone). Action: flexing the hip joint. If the leg is fixed, the muscle will pull the lumbar spine forward, increasing the lumbar lordosis. I'll go over the curves of the spine later, but the short version is, your lumbar spine in standing rests naturally in a forward curve. M. iliopsoas can deepen this curve. M. tensor fasciae latae. The tensor of the wide thick fascia (also called the 'iliotibial band'), which lies on the lateral side of the thigh. It's not a strip of fascia just going from the ilium to the lateral side of the tibia, it's a thicker part of the fascia that envelops the thigh. Action: helps with inward rotation, abduction of the thigh and stability of the extended leg. Right leg from behind: http://bartleby.com/107/Images/large/image434.gif M. gluteus minimus. A fan shaped muscle, originates on the outside of the ilium, it's fibers converging down towards the greater trochanter. Action: abduction of the thigh or keeping the pelvis level when you stand on one leg (e.g. like when you walk). Also helps with both inward and outward rotation of the thigh. M. gluteus medius. Covers the previous muscle, the front part of it is palpable, the back part of it is covered by the m. gluteus maximus. Action: same as the previous. M. gluteus maximus. This guy hogs all the glory. It originates from the back part of the illiac bone, from around the sacroiliacal joint, the coccyx and is linked through fascia to the spinal muscles. It goes laterally downward, where it inserts into the back of the femur and the iliotibial band. Action: extension of the leg at the hip. Very useful muscle for walking. Now let's dig a little deeper. M. piriformis. A pear-shaped muscle (hence the name). It originates from the front side of the sacrum, it goes laterally, goes around the femur from the back and inserts into the greater trochanter. Action: outward rotation of the thigh, can help with extension and abduction of the thigh. M. obturator internus. This one originates on the inner/medial side of the obturator membrane. The fibers then run back and laterally (around the ischium), and then inserts into the medial side of the greater trochanter of the femur. Flanking above and below are two small muscles, the mm. gemelli (m. gemellus superior and inferior), they begin on the ischium next to the m. obturator internus, and go with it and insert into the medial side of the greater trochanter. Action: If the leg is straight, they rotate the thigh outwards, if it's flexed (e.g. when you're sitting), they abduct the leg. M. obturator externus. Originates on the outer/lateral side of the obturator membrane, as well as the bone around it. The fibers then go around the femur from the back, and insert into the medial side of the greater trochanter. Action: Rotates the leg outward, no matter the position. M. quadratus femoris. Originates on the lateral part of the tuberosity of the ischium. Goes laterally (the fibers are horizontal when you're standing) to the back of the thigh bone. Action: Rotates the leg outward. Pelvic floor If you've heard of Kegels, those exercises work the muscles of the pelvic floor. The exact structure differs depending on what kind of configuration you got down there. I'm going to keep this group short, if there's interest, I can go more into detail. There's m. levator ani and the m. coccygeus, which form a diaphraghm not unlike the one you breathe with, providing the lower floor of the so-called 'core', which keeps your guts from falling through the pelvis to the ground and it can help create intra-abdominal pressure. Like when you're pooping, forcefully exhaling, or doing heavy lifting. There are also others, like the anal sphincters (they form the opening to your rectum, the inner one is involuntarily controlled, the external voluntarily), and the muscles that form the perineum. Quiz: 1) How many bones form one hip bone? [] 3 [] 6 [] 4 2) When you leg is fixed, m. iliopsoas makes your spine: [] straighten up [] curve more forward [] curve more backward Food for thought: The Kegels exercise the pelvic floor muscles, bring us more awareness and control over them. If you've tried them out (or are doing them on a regular basis), have you thought about consciously relaxing them as well? As always, any comments, questions and other things are welcome, especially as a reminder that I'm not just yelling all this info into the void.
  7. Muscle guys even sweaty?

    From what I remember, the body can adapt to sweat more with endurance training (sweating is the body's way of cooling itself down), so if they do endurance work, bodybuilders can sweat more than the average person.
  8. "The Gardener"

    The author deleted the story from the forums, and put it up on amazon for sale as an actual novel.
  9. Good cut length

    The length of your cut will probably be determined by how much weight you're trying to get rid of, so the first step is setting that goal. Do you want to lose another 40 lbs? 70? As for other tips, are you counting your calories? If you do it through an app like myfitnesspal, it could help you with the cheat meals. (If you are afraid of 'losing what muscle you actually have', do those cheat meals even help you retain that? If not, you just lost your rationalization and you're one step closer to getting to your target weight and starting the bulking in earnest.)
  10. The Giant Football Coach - Chapter 4

    Great story! Love how big the coach's getting. I'd love a more detailed look on what goes on during the time where he's not coaching the team (and growing ). Few more interaction with the school authorities, how he manages food, that sort of thing.
  11. Is it the Cop Encounter?
  12. Looking for advice on growing my arms

    What are your stats? weight, height, arms and chest for starters what's your routine like? what kind of exercises do you do? It's kind of hard to give advice without knowing even the barest of facts.
  13. The Giant Football Coach - Chapter 1 & 2

    Great to see another story! I'm looking forward to all the things the growing coach will do to motivate his team. Their devotion is also nice to see coiledfist.org it's a site more focused on the macro/micro (and the growth/shrinking) kink, rather than muscle growth
  14. why my Biceps looks so strange....

    Have you had any previous injuries in that area? When you touch it, does it feel like a muscle?
  15. Dad's Lost Glory Years (Updated MAY 26: CH 20)

    Good chapter! Sad to hear this story will be ending, but I'm very much looking forward to what else you can come up with!