tbowles411, on 14 June 2017 - 09:31 AM, said:
bscinstnct, on 14 June 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:
That's just funny right there!
And keep in mind Jason Day's shirt size is "small". So that tells you how little Rory really is. I've stood within 3 feet of him at East Lake a couple of years ago in the clubhouse, and I'm 5ft 9in. He's shorter than me. He's very little ,but fairly fit. Would not consider him bulked up by any stretch of the imagination, and that's not because I'm more or less desensitized to highly muscular people, having been a competitive powerlifter (briefly bodybuilding) for almost 16 years. Rory is little, period.
If you haven't been next to any of these people we typically see on TV, the problem is you have no basis for comparison on their size. Someone fit and somewhat toned on TV can look like they are "huge" and "muscle bound". But you're not seeing them in person, up close so you can actually compare them to the size of something you can relate to. The photo with Trump shows this perfectly. Rory filling up a camera shot on TV can appear to be "jacked", but next to Trump and other athletes, he looks like a kid...this is how he looked in person.
I've witnessed this illusion several times in my life...once when I first went to college (Georgia Tech). I wasn't into competitive lifting at that point, and was a hobby/competitive cross country runner (140 lbs). I was in Bobby Dodd (our football stadium) one weekend running stadium steps for a workout, when the biggest human I've ever personally been face to face with was running in the stadium with me. When I got close enough to him to notice the number on his shorts, I asked "are you... (our #1 wide receiver at the time, one of my favorite players to watch on TV)" and of course it was. Literally the biggest mass of human I've ever seen up close at that point... shoulders as wide as a refrigerator and seemed 7 ft tall. On TV, this guy, in pads, looked like a STICK in the offense's huddle. Made me realize quickly that you can't tell anything regarding size on TV, it's very distorted.
Other time I saw this perspective distortion was at a bodybuilding contest...I was there to support a friend, not competing, but during my heyday of bodybuilding style training, before I moved to powerlifting. Sitting about 20 rows back, the most impressive physique on a male I saw all day came out ...was making me think "that guy is huge" and I'm small as sh**". Something about his proportions just made him look different. Then I heard his on stage bodyweight was 150 lbs! With no one around him for visual comparison, the guy seemed absolutely massive. But when I ran into him backstage with my friend, he was very small. And here I was, 220lbs (not contest condition, mind you, but not too far out either) and thinking this guy was "huge" from 50 feet away on stage alone.
TL/DR... Rory is fit, but is FAR from jacked. With no size reference when viewing him on TV, it's very hard to see this unless you've been near him in person (or see him next to someone of known size).