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  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1978

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2020, 08:35:54 am »
As others have pointed out, BMI is not a clear indicator of fatness/obesity, so whoever introuduced it in the first place was muddying the waters.  You don't need it to work out whether you could lose a few pounds or not.


  • Kyndo
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    • 1727

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2020, 08:43:40 am »
The pull-up bar is the door frame type, except it screws outward and wedges itself between the vertical surfaces of the door frame. No screws necessary (happy landlord) and super sturdy. I found all of the above on Gmarket.

I've actually been looking for exactly this so I can mount a bar in my balcony for hanging plants.
I've looked all over gmarket and Amazon, but couldn't find anything that supports more than 15 kgs. Anything heftier were telescoping plus screws.  :sad:
Would you mind posting a link?

Also, just out of idle curiosity, wouldn't the outward tension required to support the weight of an average person doing pull ups completely distort the door frame? We recently ripped out a few when renovating our apartment, and they're flimsy as heck. I suppose if you have concrete walls behind the frame, that might prevent them from collapsing outward, but they would still get all bent out, wouldn't they?


   And just to be on topicish, I've had the same BMI, more or less, since uni, which I'm hugely grateful for. I run everyday, but more so that I'm not a zombie in the mornings.
   Would definitely recommend: a half hour run and a shower is oodles better than a pot of coffee and a kilo of sugar (although I do that too. It takes a lot...).
« Last Edit: April 21, 2020, 08:51:51 am by kyndo »


Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2020, 08:52:29 am »
I'm lucky that my apartment has chin-up bars right in front of it.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4625

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2020, 08:54:51 am »
As others have pointed out, BMI is not a clear indicator of fatness/obesity, so whoever introuduced it in the first place was muddying the waters. 
Well which idiot did that?


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1978

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2020, 09:00:55 am »
Well which idiot did that?

Ha, ha, it's pretty much academic now anyway as this thread's firmly on its way to another let's bang on about equipment fest.


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1978

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2020, 09:05:31 am »
Health is wealth; we’re trying to help each other.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guesstimate there's quite a lot of this kind of stuff available on YouTube.


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1055

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2020, 09:07:21 am »
I've actually been looking for exactly this so I can mount a bar in my balcony for hanging plants.
I've looked all over gmarket and Amazon, but couldn't find anything that supports more than 15 kgs. Anything heftier were telescoping plus screws.  :sad:
Would you mind posting a link?

Also, just out of idle curiosity, wouldn't the outward tension required to support the weight of an average person doing pull ups completely distort the door frame?

This is the one I got:

http://global.gmarket.co.kr/item?goodsCode=204223156

Cheap as chips and solid as a rock. If you expand the description and scroll down you can see it supporting the weight of an entire family. No damage to the door frame, but your mileage may vary. Obviously if you're using it to hang a couple of plants you don't have to twist it out too far, hence relieving pressure on the frame.

Side note: It actually came with a couple of screws/mounting plates, but they're completely optional. I didn't use them and haven't experienced any problems with it supporting my 90kg bodyweight.


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1978

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2020, 09:07:43 am »
Quote
. Let's not derail *this* thread with an argument about whether or not *another* thread was derailed by the discussion of religion!

You've already made sure that's not going to happen, haven't you?


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2020, 09:09:11 am »
Yep. Although, for fairness' sake, I deleted my own comment about it too.  :smiley:


This is the one I got:
http://global.gmarket.co.kr/item?goodsCode=204223156
Cheap as chips and solid as a rock...

Thanks for this!

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« Last Edit: April 21, 2020, 09:14:04 am by kyndo »


  • Nokcha
  • Super Waygook

    • 359

    • August 22, 2012, 02:37:27 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2020, 09:09:23 am »
You've got this wrong....

Most Korean teachers are too skinny.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5432

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2020, 09:14:56 am »
58 percent of overweight students incorrectly described themselves as normal weight. Among the obese, 75 percent placed themselves in the overweight category, and only 10 percent accurately described their body size.

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/are-most-people-in-denial-about-their-weight/

The tendency for people to underestimate their body sizes, according to studies in the United States, Canada, Europe and elsewhere, is remarkably consistent across cultures and age groups.


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1055

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2020, 09:16:51 am »

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Haha, nice one


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5432

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2020, 09:17:49 am »
TL;DR:
Obese people think they’re merely overweight. Overweight people think they’re normal weight.


Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2020, 09:28:38 am »
That post was very much on topic as it gave you some useful advice about how to have a healthier body. You just didn't like it as it criticized something you believe in strongly. Though you were quite happy to have a go at older people (boomers') beliefs.

No, it was you trying to be a dick. Criticism of my Religion doesn't bother me in the slightest, I've seen far, far worse criticisms than your weak little barbs. My best friend in Korea is probably one of the most hard-lined Atheists and we even have Religious discussions on occasion. We remain friends because we're both smart enough to understand that trying to convince the other to adopt different Religious beliefs is completely pointless... why would we want to? So, we simply enjoy mutual interests.

There are IF guys much fitter and stronger than myself and they sustain that lifestyle year-round, I do it for a month. I was asking them for advice. The day I wish to have a constructive and intelligent discussion about Religion, I'll know to avoid you.

When there's such a thing as "Boomer Religion" or the "Boomer Church" I'll stop criticizing it, out of respect. Since it's part of culture, it's fair game.

You still haven't contributed to this thread.

Sorry everyone else, I'll stop discussing Religion.


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1978

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2020, 09:33:56 am »
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When there's such a thing as "Boomer Religion" or the "Boomer Church" I'll stop criticizing it, out of respect. Since it's part of culture, it's fair game.

Ah, OK so your religion is off limits because you deem it separate from culture. Sorry, it's 2020 we've moved on from that. People believe strongly in a lot of things nowadays that aren't religions. You dont get a pass any more.

 
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You still haven't contributed to this thread.

I set up the thread and was the first person to vote in it, using the voting buttons supplied.


Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2020, 09:36:10 am »
Not to be a buzzkill, but an issue I notice is that people spend far too much time commenting on the weight and health of others.

Get your own ass in order.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6539

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2020, 09:38:34 am »
Get your own ass in order.

My GF takes care of that for me.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2020, 09:44:29 am »
My GF takes care of that for me.

You sure that's your GF?


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6539

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2020, 09:51:07 am »
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4625

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Quote: Most Nets are overweight (LI)
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2020, 10:13:52 am »

Think she's up for a threesome?