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Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
Do fat people spin? ive looked at a lot of youtube vids, and pics, and the like and have yet to see a fellow fat guy spinning. Am i a minority in this community. Granted im sure its harder for us to move around the (in my case staff) object and we lack the flexability of you "Skinnies" but whats the deal? Us fatties need to unite.

O.B.E.S.E.

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CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
The thing is the more you spinn the less fat you become. I have seen some amazing transformations in body shapes of spinners as they progress. Our group has it's share of self proclaimed fat old spinners, and they can rock it!
smile

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada


LurchBRONZE Member
old hand
929 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
I've seen a few videos with some pretty hefty glowstickers, I don't really recall any with fire though... Technique is definatly more important than flexibility

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GidgBRONZE Member
Super Gidg!!!!
8,506 posts
Location: Portland Oregon USA


Posted:
I count myself in the group of overweight spinners. I doubt if I'll ever do any of the behind the back moves but I have a blast!

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
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Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

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the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
travelling without moving
1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
we do exist...OBESE people are everywhere on here. Overweight Bas$$rds Embodying Spinning Excellence....i'm proud to be an OBESE member!!!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

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GidgBRONZE Member
Super Gidg!!!!
8,506 posts
Location: Portland Oregon USA


Posted:
I LOVE IT!!!! Now all I'm going to have do is remember what the new acronym stands for.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

Gidg


Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
 Written by: Cody


The thing is the more you spinn the less fat you become. I have seen some amazing transformations in body shapes of spinners as they progress.



ya know, a couple people have mentioned it looks like im losing weight. i never really thought spinning a stick could do much, hmmmmm.

anyways OBESE, i LOVE it. are there any meeting i can attend? is there an AZ chapter?

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!


jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
there's loads of fatty fatty spinners bounce

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newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
[Old link] ya go smile

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LarrySILVER Member
Electro Ponce!
383 posts
Location: Hull!, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Cody


The thing is the more you spinn the less fat you become.



that's not strictly true, as anyone who knows me will know!
i remember there being a question about wether "fatties" can do BTB stuff,... yes we can, but i struggle with waistwraps!

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DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
I have to agree with everybody else
Fat spinners soon become less fat

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jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm not agreeing with the whole "fat spinners lose weight" vibe going on.

I like to eat, spinning makes me hungry, therefore i eat more. Simple biggrin

your crazy "exercise makes you thin" logic doesn't work here. Exercise makes you hungry biggrin

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the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
travelling without moving
1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
loving that theory jo!
nicely found thread newgabe!!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

O.B.E.S.E.


StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
[Old link] from a while back that features a rather hefty spinner.

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
travelling without moving
1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
he's small compared to me!!!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

O.B.E.S.E.


Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
awesome so I'm a member now?

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!


CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
Who said anything about a theory? I have personally whitnessed people do it. One I saw probably lost over 80 lbs over a few years, it was amazing.

Granted you have to actually spin regularly, not just once in a while.

True exercise makes you hungry, but if you eat in a ballanced fashon you'll still loose weight. Exercise pumps up your metabolism for a few hours. If you eat right to fuel the machine, the machine will trim it'self down. smile

Not that you have to strive for thinness. But I would encourage you to spinn for health and happiness. smile

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada


kashGOLD Member
Dangerous cynic
166 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
If you spin enough you don't get time to eat, it's hard to hold a sandwich and poi...

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
travelling without moving
1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
that's where one handed butterfly moves come in handy, you can eat, drink, smoke and still look cool!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

O.B.E.S.E.


Fire_MooseSILVER Member
Elusive and Bearded
3,597 posts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Posted:
haha i got my one handed spinning down, just cuz you gotta smoke doesnt mean you gotta stop.

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!


CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
Yah but not being able to spin out your own fire poi because your wheasing is gret inspiration. smile

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada


mparkerSILVER Member
member
71 posts
Location: Houston, Texas, USA


Posted:
I'm what most people (ya skinny bastages!) here would consider overweight, but I've been living the whole "spinning is thinning" experience. I generally spin for an hour or two every day, and since I started I've just generally had a complete turnaround in my weight, excercise habits and eating habits.

But since my weight is...er..well distributed for a female shape...I DO have some problems with a bunch of moves because my hips and front-bits tend to get in the way. I just have to learn to contory myself properly.

Though darn-it my round shoulders I have are getting in the way of some contact moves I'm working on. Luckily the muscles there are starting to finally develop.

UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol
She said "front bits"
ubblol

Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
oi! they DO get in the way! spank

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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KittyKillenthusiast
365 posts
Location: Ontario


Posted:
in deed they do *grumble* but yayness for development

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CharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
 Written by: KittyKill

yayness for development



There's just so many dual meanings in this thread... ubbrollsmile

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=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
Pasta of Muppets
2,722 posts
Location: in the interwebs..., United Kingdom


Posted:
But will you close it? Is "front bits" PG?
ubblol

I'm pudgy, cant do btb or anything else like that, but i dont care cos i've developed my own style...

smile

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georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
 Written by: =Flashpoint=


But will you close it? Is "front bits" PG?


Depends how they're displayed...


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nellpussPLATINUM Member
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18 posts
Location: The whales belly., Wales (UK)


Posted:
Why is it that fat people cant do BTB as a few have mentioned? I'm only askin cause i'm overweight, but i'm gona do BTB soon i know and not because of weight loss although it will be gladly welcomed. The only thing that haults the flow of me BTB is the poi's hit my thighs but i think that this is because i aint wigglin my body enough because i can cross my hands BTB easy as!

Any thoughts? Is wigglin more an option or do i need to lose some thigh? I've been told that if i can cross my hands BTB then i can do the weave, this true?

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mparkerSILVER Member
member
71 posts
Location: Houston, Texas, USA


Posted:
I think it depends on the KIND of overweight you are. My boyfriend is short and stocky, with a very firm muscle/fat/muscle structure, meaning he can't do ANY BTB at all. His arms physically cannot move in such a way to get behind him. He's not enormously overweight either, that's just the way his build has him locked in. Goodness knows he's tried, he's the one that started me spinnning.

I'm softer and more flexible, with longer arms and legs, so I just have to work out the annoyances of wiggling my hips and bottom out of the way.

CharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
I think it may be more about technique and very seldom about body size or shape for BTB stuff.

I'm VERY inflexible yet after 8 years of spinning my freinds are amazed at how I seem to be made of rubber when performing.

Yet, when I go to the gym for an assessment, they still use a measuring tape to record the distance between my fingers and the slide I'm supposed to push, and write down a NEGATIVE NUMBER on the flexibility chart! smile

Try shortening and lengthening the poi length, and remember, BTB is the movement of the poi, so different people may be able to achieve the same movement of poi with DIFFERENT movements of their body...

Sorry if I sound like a nag, but if a school clutz like me can make a living from circus arts, and actually be good on occassion, then your boyfriend can do BTB moves, he just needs to practice and try ways that work for him...

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