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  • #46
    Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
    It's a little concerning that the general reaction to this post is I want to "look like that" - the reality is that your body type is mostly pre-detetermined by your genetics. It would have been nice to have more people to aspire to achieve the results that these people have achieved rather than the typically aesthetic goals that are the plague of the current fitness industry.
    Hm. I didn't see anyone saying that. I saw a lot of, "If I leaned out and muscled up a bit, that's what I'd look like..." but folks seemed to be connecting to their genetic body types.

    That said, I think I'd look closest to Collins (best case scenario, taking genetics and her oddly long thighs into account) if I lost 10 pounds. I've always said that if I was a competitive athlete, my sport would be boxing, and seeing her is further confirmation of that. I'm built like a boxer (but actually practice muay thai.

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    • #47
      I wonder how different all these athletes would look if they were primal for a year.

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      • #48
        Based on DNA we all have the perfect body. It isn't what you choose to look like... it is how you bring out the best in you.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by theholla View Post
          Well, they could be giving her height with the prosthetics and her weight without

          @ErinC I also love the basketball players' bodies! I'm barely 5'4" though, so...
          I didn't even notice the prosthetics haha, that makes way more sense now.
          Stats: 5'6" female, 21 years young
          Starting Weight: 187 lbs (March 2010)
          Current Weight: 143 lbs (Oct 2011)
          Goal BF: 20%

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          • #50
            The only thing I noticed was that there were no athletic hour-glass figure women.. which sometimes makes me think there is no hope for me!

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            • #51
              Originally posted by The Big L View Post
              I too thought the endurance runners just look...weak. Don't get me wrong: the ability to run pretty fast for a couple hours straight is impressive, and obviously requires significant mental and physical discipline. But aesthetically the LD runners just don't measure up IMO. Then again, I suppose most of them are genetically inclined to look that way.
              I thought the endurance runners looked like I could break them in half. Showing photos of those runners ought to end any debate about humans being built for chronic cardio.
              A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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              • #52
                Originally posted by ennasirk View Post
                There are two in photo #2. Or do you not consider women "real" Olympic weightlifters?
                Hahaha of course women make good weightlifters!!! TBH I must not have clicked on that picture
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                  True, but one's body conditioning/composition is something that is extremely hard to picture. We're basically wired to think only some people can only achieve their body's potential. The rest of us are stuck as spectators. Hard habit to break, so we still have that "I wish I could..." mentality.

                  I'm not sure I agree that it's largely genetics. I think you can get quite a gamut, depending on how you want to train and what you train for. For instance, I was struck this morning that I actually am starting to look like the decathlete I was saying yesterday I'd personally aspire to. I'm just a bit more lean and "gymnast"y naturally. So perhaps there's a part of us that realizes we look like or could potentially look like X when we say here and elsewhere "I like how X looks. It'd be cool to achieve that body composition!" In other words, we aspire to what we feel we're already closest to.

                  Dunno, though. Just speculating.
                  Just wanted to say I love the "Goal" in your signature. Might steal it. Good luck man.
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                  • #54
                    I see that all the women are built and muscled up, but they all have straight figures. Even the "rounder" ladies pictured are a straight build. I have hips (child-bearing hips they've been called; that guy didn't get any ), a nice curvy womanly figure even when in shape. I am glad to know my husband prefers a woman with shape as well as muscle (well, one day soon I will).
                    Starting weight: 168 lbs
                    Current weight: 168 lbs
                    Goal weight: whatever makes me look strong and healthy!

                    Current goal: No More Muffin Top!!
                    a real pushup, a real pull-up, weekly sprints

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                    • #55
                      I think the decathon athlete looks the best imo. The runners all look like skinny biatches...

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Vick View Post
                        Based on DNA we all have the perfect body. It isn't what you choose to look like... it is how you bring out the best in you.
                        absolutely.
                        live mindfully.
                        she's a Coconut Girl in a PRIMAL world... my PB journal

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Kyle C. View Post
                          Just wanted to say I love the "Goal" in your signature. Might steal it. Good luck man.
                          Heh Thanks, man!
                          August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                          I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Kyle C. View Post
                            Just wanted to say I love the "Goal" in your signature. Might steal it. Good luck man.
                            LOL! That is a great one and I will also have to use it somewhere.

                            Edit: I am talking about the signature itself, but the goal is good too.
                            Last edited by NicoleP; 03-14-2011, 10:39 PM.

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                            • #59
                              UPDATE: We’re sad to report that the photographers involved in this project insisted in no uncertain terms that we remove this post.

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                              Too bad... Missed it!
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